Rinzy Reviews ‘Searching’ (2018)

Release Date: August 24, 2018.

Budget/ Box-Office: 

Starring: John Cho, Debra Messing, etc.

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5


Father, David Kim, and daughter, Margot Kim, try to adjust to live without their family’s matriach, who passed away due to cancer. It isn’t until Margot goes missing that David realizes she’s been having a much harder time coping than she let on and that, he, too, hasn’t really been there for her.

Who would’ve ever believed that a movie told from behind a display screen could be this gripping, interesting? 😱

John Cho is a terrific actor; he always has been, in his defense. He portrays the role of a worried father perfectly and is so believable you actually feel sorry for the character he’s portraying and the pain he’s going through. Searching makes him the first Asian-Amerucan actor to headline a mainstream thriller in Hollywood, which, although is a big win for the community, is a much deserved and bigger win for him.

The production quality of this movie is beautiful. The use of social media is brilliantly employed that, even though it appears all through the movie, it never comes across as a bore.

I loved the calm music at the background, too. 🤗

At the core of this movie is a plot that rehashes a popular message, there’s nothing more powerful than a parent’s love for his/her child(ren). We see this message played again and again; while David searches tirelessly for his daughter and when SPOILER is revealed to have done what she did. Honestly, it’s heartwarming to be reminded of the existence of such love, but it also raises and answers the question of when and why to draw the line.

That huge twist at the final act… Whoosh!

If you still haven’t seen this movie, I  highly recommend you should ASAP, it’s beautiful and is one of my favorites this year. The only reason I’m not giving it a perfect score is because I want to selfishly hold on to the last 0.5 to myself. 😁

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