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  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 2018
  • Leigh Whannell
  • 100 mins
  • 15

Summary

Sci-fi thriller starring Logan Marshall-Green. A cyber-enhanced quadriplegic mechanic takes revenge on the body-modified thugs who killed his wife in cold blood.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

The second directorial feature of Saw co-creator Leigh Whannell (after Insidious: Chapter 3) is a zippily inventive reconfiguration of 1980s pulp sci-fi that's heavily influenced by RoboCop and such David Cronenberg body-horror shows as eXistenZ. In the near future, old-school mechanic Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) is paralysed by thugs who also kill his wife. He's offered an implant to overcome his disability and the prototype STEM chip (think Siri on steroids) turns him into a hyper-kinetic action man. Slightly scrappy around the edges, this crafty retread of rousing Terminator-style action and amusing AI paranoia pushes all the relevant buttons on the speculative social commentary front while never skimping on the bone-crunching gore. From the robotically spoken opening credits to the upsetting denouement, Whannell's back-to-basics thriller fires on all cyberpunk cylinders.

Credits

Cast

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Grey TraceLogan Marshall-Green
Detective Jane CortezBetty Gabriel
Eron KeenHarrison Gilbertson
STEMSimon Maiden
Fisk Wiry ManBenedict Hardie
Asha TraceMelanie Vallejo
SerkRichard Cawthorne
TolanChristopher Kirby
PamelaLinda Cropper

Crew

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DirectorLeigh Whannell

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2018-08-31
Languages
English | Dutch
Guidance
violence, swearing.
Formats
Colour
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