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By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Gripping sci-fi thriller has violence, smoking, drinking.

Movie NR 2022 94 minutes
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Set almost entirely in one place and with two main characters, this sci-fi thriller could easily be a good stage play. Yet that would deny Blank of its impressive cinematic quality with many standout shots demonstrating a visual flair that proves its natural home is on-screen. Making the most of its impressive actors, the movie's quietly chilling premise is both believable and relatable. Claire, the author trapped by a glitching robot, switches moods regularly. She dips into despair and then rises in defiance each time she thinks of a new idea of how to get out.

Director Natalie Kennedy's masterstroke is to sometimes let the pace slow down. This allows the audience to survey the situation and try to work out if there's a way out that Claire's not thought of yet. It makes for an immersive experience. Alongside the main story, a domestic drama unfolds in the pages of Claire's book. This occasional break from the A.I.-controlled house makes for an intelligent parallel that hints at a deeper, darker past of one character. Taking elements of isolation classics like The Shining, Ex-Machina, Misery, and Moon, Blank makes a compelling new cinematic prison that's well worth spending time in.

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