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Worthy but flawed


2008 / 114m - USA
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Dubious filler


2018 / 107m - USA
Sci-fi, Thriller
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A Keanu Reeves vehicle that feels like it was released 20 years ago, rather than 2. It's a pretty ho-hum sci-fi flick that reiterates the moral issues around cloning and ends up being a rather basic thriller, simply because it doesn't have much interesting insights to add to the issues it brings up.

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Reeves is back to his wooden self, though the rest of the cast isn't any better. The setup is very transparent and introduces a plot without any surprising revelations or novel twists and turns. There's a little action, some cheesy and borderline outdated sci-fi concepts and a bit of poorly executed drama, none of it very impressive.

Director Nachmanoff feels lost, Reeves was probably disappointed he didn't pick a better film and not even the holographic UI designer appeared to be out of fresh ideas. This might've been decent two decades ago, but nowadays the execution here simply doesn't cut it anymore. It's still somewhat amusing in a daft/cheesy kind of way, but it's not enough to safe this film.