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Replicas

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United Kingdom, China, Puerto Rico

2018

Rated PG-13 • 1h 47m

Director Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Starring Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch, John Ortiz

Genre Science Fiction, Thriller

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A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

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RogerEbert.com by Brian Tallerico

Truly dreadful...Replicas is completely ludicrous on a dozen or so levels, but it depressingly avoids the camp or style needed to make an implausible story work as pure entertainment. We’ll go with your goofy story, filmmakers, if you give us a cinematic reason to do so. Replicas never does. Not even remotely.
40

The Guardian by Charles Bramesco

An evolutionary marvel, Reeves has figured out how to adapt to the hostile environment of mediocrity, and here he takes to the gobbledygook and gaps in logic like a genetically altered fish to water. When the guy’s good, he’s great, and when he’s bad, he’s still serviceable.
20

TheWrap by Dan Callahan

The chief distinction of Replicas is how detached it often is from the expected sense of words and images.
25

IndieWire by David Ehrlich

Frankensteined together from the stiff corpses of a dozen smarter movies, Replicas is a cloning thriller so carelessly stupid that it often feels like a mad science experiment gone wrong.
20

New York Magazine (Vulture) by Emily Yoshida

Replicas is chock-full of histrionic what-ifs that seem to hyperventilate so hard in their delivery that they don’t have enough oxygen to actually blow anyone’s mind. It would be the stuff of future cult screenings if it wasn’t so boring and muddled.
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The Hollywood Reporter by Frank Scheck

Replicas manages to be perversely entertaining for its fast-paced first half, if only because of the sheer absurdity of its storyline. But it eventually devolves into tedious thriller tropes.
25

Slant Magazine by Jake Cole

The climax’s bizarre left turns culminate in a final image so bewildering that were the film not so relentlessly dour it might have clarified Replicas as an absurdist comedy.
10

Variety by Joe Leydon

How late can a thriller spring a plot twist that at least partially compensates for all the cavernous plot holes, risible dialogue, and ludicrously illogical behavior that precede it? Probably not nearly as late as the makers of Replicas wait before introducing a third-act reveal that brazenly acknowledges just how silly things have been up to that point.
25

Movie Nation by Roger Moore

The movie is like Bill Foster’s mad experiment, a dry technical exercise with a functioning heart, but no soul whatsoever.

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