Call it a character flaw but I'll watch anything with Emma Roberts, especially after she charmed me as Sidney Prescott's deranged niece in "Scream 4." This teen thriller from the duo behind "Paranormal Activity 3" touches on timely themes of tech paranoia, surveillance, and nihilistic internet culture, and is probably my favorite episode of "Black Mirror" ever. The soundtrack (Blood Orange, Tei Shi) works for me too.
Look, it's a shitty YA but I thought it was highly entertaining. I'm not proud to say that I really enjoy when an movie use social media and etc as a way to tell the story but I really enjoy it. That being said, I'm a sucker for Dave Franco too. And WTF Juliette Lewis? Bring me back the licks' or natural born killers' Lewis! And WHERE'S MY HACKER BFF?!
Ante el alucinante éxito de apps tales cómo "Pokemón Go", la aparición de una película como NERVE no deja de lucir como algo bastante pertinente. Sin embargo, los jóvenes realizadores desperdiciaron la oportunidad de hacer una critica a la aterradora injerencia de las redes sociales en la vida privada de los usuarios, conformandose en cambio con llevar a cabo una entretenida películita de suspenso para adolescentes.
A surprisingly decent if formulaic thriller from the directors of 'Catfish' dealing with darkweb, mob mentality, socio-cultural movements marketed towards young adult fiction post-millennial spectators. Solid performances from Emma Roberts and Dave (PG-13 equivalent of brother James) Franco.
No other directors besides Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman can make profoundly captivating films about digital society/culture that force us to look at ourselves while watching them and then make us feel like sheep when we turn on our phones upon the film concluding. Nerve is no exception. A taut, timely, and surprising little thriller with solid lead performances, despite its morality screaming to be heard.