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Searching

PG-13
Movie
2018
1h 42m
English
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
After David Kim's 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop.
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7.9
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Searching (2018) on IMDb
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John Cho
David Kim
Michelle La
Margot Kim
Debra Messing
Detective Vick
Sara Sohn
Pamela Nam Kim
Erica Jenkins
Hannah Pardy
Dominic Hoffman
Michael Porter
Ric Sarabia
Randy Cartoff
Melissa Disney
Isaac's Mom (voice)
Sean OBryan
Radio Jockey
Ben Cain
SVPD Homicide Agent
Alex Jayne Go
Young Margot (5 yrs)
Megan Liu
Young Margot (7 yrs)
Kya Dawn Lau
Young Margot (9 yrs)
Colin Woodell
911 Operator (voice)
Ashley Edner
Margot's Friend #1 (voice)
Courtney Lauren Cummings
Margot's Friend #2 (voice)
Kenneth Mosley
Margot's Friend #7 (voice)
Miss Benny
Margot's Friend #11 (voice)
Franchesca Maia
Sadie (YouCast)
Thomas Barbusca
Cody (YouCast)
Sylvia Minassian
Mrs. Shahinian (voice)
Directed By: Aneesh Chaganty

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nmahoney416 says...
4 years ago
This is a very entertaining thriller. Having everything shown through a computer screen is not just a gimmick, is it a unique and interesting storytelling method. It feels real because we interact with computers everyday. The story is full of twist and turns that keep you on your toes. Everything is shown for a reason, everything can be interpreted in different ways. John Cho gives a fantastic performance, especially since he is acting against a screen for most of the movie. One of the best movies of the year.
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Movie Pal says...
4 years ago
An exciting thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat! _Searching_ makes a big gamble: A big part of the movie is spent looking into a computer screen. The result however is astonishing! Do not miss it.
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deadmice says...
3 years ago
Wow. Never has a movie kept me at the edge of my seat and guessing the whole time. Just wow, the story-telling-through-a-computer concept just makes it a hundred times better. An absolute must for everyone, specially thriller/mystery fans.
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foursmols says...
4 years ago
I wish I could forget ever having watched this just so I could experience it for the first time again.
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Featured User Reviews

jinpirjin
CONTAINS SPOILERS9/10  4 years ago
Searching is the new thriller directed by Aneesh Chaganty. Widowed father David Kim (John Cho) searches for his missing teenage daughter (Michelle La) with the help of multiple laptops and hard-talking detective Rosemary Vick (Debra Messing). All the action takes place on screens; the mystery unfold More
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Tejas Nair
one year ago
Searching blew me away even though I saw it after Run, Aneesh Chaganty's later feature, and having heard and read everything about how similar Mahesh Narayan's c u soon is. The intensity of the plot, its unpredictability, and the conviction of the characters are what stood out for me in this unconve More
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Gimly
4 years ago
Definitely the best use of this format I've ever seen. I also picked a lot of the mystery ahead of its reveal, but not everything! And I like it when I can't pick everything. John Cho is an absolute champion, and _Searching_ genuinely met my expectations.

_Final rating:★★★½ - I really like More
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ausher8
4 years ago
Impressive that viewers are able to relate to the characters despite the entire film taking place across the various tech screens of our lives.
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