"Searching" Movie Review
First person filmmaking seems to continue evolving in magnificent ways, and Searching expertly puts the craft to good use. With an intro that rivals the coveted opening to Up! in emotional flare, Searching delivers a captivating story that is mysterious and bitter-sweet through the digital perspective we've all become so familiar with.
While there's a lot that works well for Searching, including a solid performance from John Cho, the strongest aspect of the film is its delivery. Searching inconspicuously feeds audiences clues as to what happened, and it's the twists that transpire from well planned red herrings that keep the movie intriguing. After all, it's not easy weaving our digital interfacing into a complete story, let along an enticing mystery narrative.
The fantastic storytelling capability of Searching is undeniable, but the wild card that pushes Searching to an unexpected level of entertainment is the film's score. A passion for piano is central to the story, so the film enlists composer Torin Borrowdale to craft a powerful and compelling piano-based score that perfectly conducts the film's hard-hitting thriller and heartstring drama natures.
All of this means one thing: Searching is the film mystery loving movie-goers have been looking for.
Acting and Casting - 2 | Visual Effects and Editing - 2 | Story and Message - 2 | Entertainment Value - 2 | Music Score and Soundtrack - 2 | Reviewer's Preference - 2 | What does this mean?