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664 Ratings


Directed by Aneesh Chaganty
United States, 2018


After David Kim’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop.

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Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2018 | Winner: Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

Independent Spirit Awards

2019 | Nominee: Best Male Lead

National Board of Review

2018 | Winner: Top 10 Independent Films

Critics reviews

Other films have tried to tell a story this way (“Unfriended” is one example, though it’s nowhere near as clever as this movie, or as knowledgable about the tech it shows us). But none have done as fine a job of integrating the emotional and narrative content of a story with all the visual and sonic bells and whistles, so that it all plays as a seamless whole and feels organic and true to how we live now.
September 16, 2018
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