(8,822)6.51 h 36 min2016X-RayPG-13
Partnered with a mysterious stranger (Dave Franco), a high school senior (Emma Roberts) plays a popular online game of dare that starts to take a sinister turn.
Henry JoostAriel Schulman
Emma RobertsDave FrancoJuliette Lewis
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Emily MeadeMiles HeizerKimiko GlennMarc John JefferiesBrian MarcSamira Wiley
Anthony KatagasAllison Shearmur
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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Marianna RollinsReviewed in the United States on March 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Blue Whale Challenge
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This movie was excellent. Had me on the edge of my seat like a United Airlines flight, except this movie didn't have me leaving with 30 stitches in my right eye. Seriously though, fantastic movie and more realistic than people realize, if you wanna know more google "Blue Whale Challenge".
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Riles_5Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Has some moments, solid music
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Nerve is about an online dare/prank game where "players" value is determined on how many active views they have like a youtube video. Intresting premise, but has major plot holes and threads that are unresolved by the end of the movie. The lead girl doesn't have much charisma, and turns into a supporting character to better actors that are supposed to be supports. One problem is that they keep describing a previous "game" that took place in Seattle, and it ends up being more interesting than the current story. As I sit here thinking about this movie, it feels like a poor sequel to a better movie. Overall, the movie is good for one watch. Any more and the problems ruin it.
13 people found this helpful
firgoldReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
What a candy coated ending.
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Just gotta have a happy ending. :sigh:

So this is a fairly smart film about the potential perils of crowd whims and social media. The story rapidly pushes the characters through crazier and more dangerous hoops.

The lead female, Emma Roberts, is adorable and is an unmistakable likeness of internet craze Laina Morris. She is relatable to a teen on the cusp of maturity. The impulsiveness and moodiness are well in place.

Most of the other characters are decently well done. The Dark Web is referenced. Hackers can do anything in 3 minutes or less. It is a very simplified version of what could become a real monster.

Anyhow, decent film for a mixed audience. There are plenty of thrills. There are gorgeous people, especially cute women. There is a moral to the story though it is so muddy that I can't say 'people are scared to take responsibility' is the ending moral. For the romantics there is true love.
6 people found this helpful
Jay B.Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
It's like "Hackers" was for the kids of '99
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I'm going with three stars.

It's like "Hackers" was for the kids of '99.

Not film literature but it is something you can watch again and captures the tech ethos of the era.

The missing star is for the "zoom in and enhances" treatment of the technology.

This isn't Mr. Robot but it's a fun action movie with cyberpunk themes.
7 people found this helpful
David JordanReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining but with a weak third act
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Held my interest and made me think. I thought most of the main characters were interesting, recognizable and likable even when behaving badly, although the Dave Franco character seemed largely devoid of personality. I liked the personality arc of the Roberts character going from shy nice girl to abusive popular girl to rediscovering her moral compass.

It starts out pretty well, an update of those 80's movies (e.g. After Hours, Into the Night, Adventures in Babysitting) where an ordinary person briefly steps out of their comfort zone and finds themselves stuck on an all night rollercoaster of random adventures. But then they have this big reveal and they show us what's really been going on and it kind of falls apart. They change the rules of the game so what's been going on up until now doesn't really make sense anymore, and isn't even consistent within itself. This part felt derivative in a bad way. There's an online vote that takes place near the end that wouldn't come out as it does in a million years. That bit bothered me. But the ending was handled reasonably well.

All in all, pretty good. I just wish they'd figured out somewhere more interesting to take it.
7 people found this helpful
FrediReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I don't regret watching it. 10/10
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I watched the movie simply because I found it on the Amazon video page, and thought "the poster looks kinda cool, hey why not?", and watched it. I *definitely* don't regret it, the movie's got an awesome style and soundtrack, plus the story drew me in after watching the first few minutes of it, when I was still deciding wether or not to watch this.
It also made me thinkabout if something like this could actually happen, and I think it could, although I obviously hope it doesn't. On the creative side, I also think it fits in with Watch Dogs 2 in some aspects: the hacker group, the music and the general look and feel of the nerve app (and I love that) feels like it could be straight from the game. I absolutely loved it, and I would watch it again. Definitely reccomending this to my freinds. They did a very good job of adapting a book into a movie.
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JadaReviewed in the United States on January 13, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
It's trying too hard
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This movie very clearly and obviously has an anti technology and anti social media culture mindset. It portrays social media culture as dangerous and it isn't wrong, but it's so heavy handed it's annoying. It won't let the viewer decide for themselves how they feel. Also the longer the movie goes on, the harder the suspension of belief is.The way people act in this movie is so unrealistic I couldn't help but get angry. It's interesting enough as some points, and it's probably a 3 star movie, but it pissed me off
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B. WilsonReviewed in the United States on September 10, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting concept.
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very interesting concept with a few plot twists. The movie is well shot and although it has some cliche character types such as "the nerdy BFF that has a secret crush" and "the attention seeker" and so on. The movie moves the plot along quite well at a steady pace, and even manages a few surprising plot twists.

Streamed this for free with my prime account, and liked it enough to write a review. Give this movie a shot.
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