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The Crash

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Limp financial cyberthriller has lots of strong language.

Movie R 2017 84 minutes
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This movie looks and feels like so many other cyber-thrillers we've seen in recent years, with plenty of busy computer screens and people talking urgently about global financial meltdowns. But pulsing sound effects and colorful images flashing on monitors can't make up for a preposterous plot and flat pacing.

The Crash lurches from one not-at-all dramatic moment to another, and viewers are never given the chance to really get involved with the characters. The team of white-hat hackers is your standard-issue bunch of misfits, but we never learn anything anything about them, while the shadowy government officials pretty much stay shadowy. There really no one to root for, and even after the villains' identity is revealed, it's still hard to care how the movie ends. Not even a dying teen can make viewers root for the people here.

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