Parents' Guide to

Photocopier

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Drugged and abused, she seeks to find attacker; language.

Movie NR 2022 130 minutes
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It takes a while, but Photocopier sucks us into a detective story about a poor girl with no leverage trying to unearth terrible deeds of the rich and powerful. We believe in her sincerity and resourcefulness. But if the film were 40 minutes shorter, the ride would be that much more enjoyable. The plot is already convoluted and lumpy, bursting with seemingly unrelated elements -- a fake Uber driver, municipal Dengue fever fumigation, a flat tire, a rain storm, distinctive birthmarks -- that all eventually add up to crimes. A tighter and more briskly paced rhythm would have tied all the elements together more powerfully. Without spoiling, note that the victims do agree that sending out evidence virally is going to work against them. Yet, basically, they employ a non-tech method to do exactly that in an ending that's overdramatic and unconvincing.

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