After a car accident kills his loving family, a daring neuroscientist (Keanu Reeves) will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force, and the physical laws of science themselves.
An Unintentional Comedy Gem
- Replicas review by RM
This film is supposed to be a sci-fi/action film. It is actually so bad that my wife and myself spent most of the film laughing. Terrible acting and an outrageous plot that got more unbelievable by the minute. Whereby the Matrix was far-fetched sci-fi but gripping this is just FAR-FETCHED and totally unconvincing. In a time when Keanu can do no wrong at the moment he chose a stinker here. However it is so bad that it is good so he comes out well again. :-)
Reeves is no longer the golden boy and the quality of the scripts being thrown his way are no longer AAA material, he is pretty wooden at best and for a man who lost his family in this film he conveys the emotion of a man who ordered a cold pizza such is his acting range.
In the right movie with a good director I think his detached persona works ...for me Constantine was fab,here however we have a film that looks and feels like it was made in the mid eighties complete with assasins with ponytails.
You may laugh or throw up or just press stop on your remote but if you enjoy this you need to watch more sci fi because it is awful.
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Enthralling adult sci-fi
- Replicas review by Alphaville
This is a fun sci-fi drama that, if you go with the premise of inserting human minds into machines, grabs from the start. Scientist Keanu Reeves’s family are killed in a car crash. Can he bring them back in some way? You can bet he’s gonna try. And that’s just the start of complications that multiply thrillingly and with engaging dark humour to end in a satisfying action climax. Of course, some of the ideas that underpin the racing plot are far-fetched. So what? That’s part of the fun. You’re really going to want to know what happens next and, as in all the best sci-fi, there’s much food for thought along the way. To get the most out of it, avoid the trailer and all spoilers. It’s the best sci-fi film since Upgrade.