In Review: Searching

For cases like Searching, innovation isn’t enough. Here we’re given a thriller that takes place before our eyes entirely within a computer screen, darting across various social media platforms, news sources, and personal archives. The concept promises a nimble take on a familiar genre, an idea that has already been witness in the Unfriended horror series and in stretches of Michael Haneke’s Happy End to hilariously caustic effect. Searching, however, doesn’t reflect the conciseness of its concept in its execution.

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