Best movie of this year hands down!
This film is so real. It treats its characters with so much care and sensitivity.
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable
I would have rated the movie higher but for the ending - the mysterious statement at the end was jibberish to me and ruined an otherwise decent movie. Oh, well...
In a future world of Brutalist architecture, where cybernetic eye implants connect everyone to a universal network and a visual record of every experience is uploaded to the cloud, police solve crimes by replaying personal video feeds to determine who was responsible.A sudden outbreak of seemingly unconnected murders throws the entire system into chaos, as authorities cannot find a single video of the culprit. It seems that in a world where no identity is hidden, someone has somehow managed to become... ANON!I rate Anon at 23.31 on the Haglee Scale, which works out as a twisty 7/10 on IMDB.
Most Netflix films have great premise but have lousy actors but Anon has Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried, and yet their performances are as wooden as amateur actors. The idea of technology invading our privacy is not new but can still be interesting, just look at Black Mirror. All those nude scenes, sex scenes or blood spattering scenes can't cover the paper thin storyline. There is almost nothing on the background on the two main characters, or three if you count Mark O'Brien as well. Their actions/reactions seem forced and arbitrary as I can't feel for them. I just wished Netflix has spent more efforts in the script instead of marketing.
Wow, this movie was surely something I will not forget any time soon.
It's one of those movies that sucks you into its flow. The visuals are great, the score covers everything else. Nice pacing, the movie isn't too long and never really gets boring. A couple of details here and there, a couple of hints, expressions, I love this stuff.
It also mixes its own ideas with some of the existing ones, like Watch Dogs and Deus Ex franchises and that Black Mirror episode (The Entire History of You).
The privacy message was straightforward and never really felt that groundbreaking or fresh. The timing, however, is perfect (taking into account recent privacy scandals).
The plot was the weakest part, it was very basic and sometimes shallow, not really providing for interesting dialogue and situations. But still it was executed the best way possible.
It is far away from being perfect, yet very immersive and is full of potential. I'd LOVE to see a series based around the ideas.