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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Female-driven action thriller has graphic violence, language

Movie NR 2019 94 minutes
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Based on 1 parent review

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This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Stylish, suspense-filled action sequences with a strong, convincing leading woman aren't enough to satisfy savvy fans who want a coherent, logical, and satisfying story along with the mayhem. There are too many loose ends in Close. Too many random phone calls, secret meetings, and recurring characters whose motives are questionable. It's one thing to wonder who's cleverly behind all of the evil -- it's another to wonder what's going on. And the clichéd disturbed teen who acts out because of feelings of a) abandonment, b) self-loathing, and/or c) desperation to be loved isn't given any new notes to play. Production and performances are fine. Rapace turns in another solid job as the stoic but secretly vulnerable action hero. Adventurous filmmaker Vicky Jewson gets all of the pandemonium right. Still, it doesn't add up to much.

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