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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Violent sci-fi thriller has sex, cursing.

Movie NR 2018 100 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Dreadful, on so many levels

Right at the start in a suicide scene we follow a man jump off a building right till he hits the ground. A young boy is hit and killed by car. Frequent scenes of murder and sex. Sex scenes are pornographic in style and are re-played by the characters' memory. Hiring a prostitute is normalized. Poor acting all round. Irritating text is continuously displayed in every scene. Skip this movie!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

SEX is everywhere.

There are so many different sex scenes and nudity shots. A lot of sexual filth. It's like porn. The main character also hired a hooker. There is a drug snorting scene. There is also gruesome violence where people get shot. Blood pours out onto the ground. There's a person who jumps off a building to commit suicide.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (3):

This is just a so-so sci-fi thriller. Like the best sci-fi, it takes a theme and explores it to its fullest extent and uses that theme to make a comment on contemporary realities. Privacy, surveillance, and information overload are presented directly in the story, and indirectly in the points of view of the characters, as everyone and everything they see is accompanied by the facts about them across their field of vision. However, like the worst of sci-fi, the story itself doesn't hold up under the weight of the themes and the presentation of this near-future world.

Indeed, the first half of the movie is engaging as we experience this world, and the world of a detective in which nearly all crime has been eliminated, and when problems do arise, it's simply a matter of accessing the memories of the victims and perpetrators of the act. The references to social media, Google, Reddit, and the internet as a whole are creative and provocative. But as the second half of the movie goes on, the story itself becomes surprisingly predictable. It doesn't take much to figure out which of the secondary characters is going to get murdered. It turns into a "whodunit" in which there's no surprise as to the identity of the "unexpected character" behind the killings. Overall, Anon is a mixed bag.

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