Surge Reviews

  • Surge
    • Genre : Drama,Thriller
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 105 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : FilmRise
    • Official Site : -
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Movie Reviews

  • the story of a mentally ill man with built-up rage boiling inside, which is one of the scariest things you can imagine in today's world. The film is disappointing because none of these issues are explored in greater depth
    2 of 5 by Louisa Moore [Screen Zealots ]
  • the film is frequently unbearably tense; There is an overreliance on symbolism, and the exact reasons for Joseph's turmoil are left unsaid, but there are tantalising layers to Whishaw's lived-in performance and he is the reason to keep watching
    3 of 5 by Josh Winning [Radio Times ]
  • it's a fierce, claustrophobic and atmospheric character study with a big pressure-cooker performance from Ben Whishaw; Aneil Karia is a smart film-maker and this is a valuable beginning
    3 of 5 by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian ]
  • electric but also numbing; Even though Ben Whishaw is mesmeric, by the end of the 105-minute running time the whole experience starts to feel like being trapped in a broken-down subway car with a violent mental patient
    by Leslie Felperin [The Hollywood Reporter ]
  • despite taking a while to find its tone and rhythm, it's just fascinating enough to work, largely thanks to wonderfully wired work from Ben Whishaw
    Review rate : B- by Matt Cipolla [The Film Stage ]
  • Ben Whishaw is on top form in this frantic, London-set drama from debut feature director Aneil Karia; With this ingenious, obviously modestly-budgeted effort, Karia puts himself firmly on the filmmaking map
    3 of 5 by Emma Simmonds [The List Film (UK) ]
  • Aneil Karia's dynamic, sometimes absurd debut; As an experiment in steering a potentially tight thriller entirely by one character's irrational whims, it's abrasively compelling, even if the go-go-go plotting doesn't withstand closest scrutiny
    by Guy Lodge [Variety ]
  • an extremely promising debut feature, "Surge" is at times a dizzyingly fast paced film, in which Karia has created a unique viewing experience; It's undoubtedly Whishaw who keeps the film compelling with his startling performance
    3 of 5 by Josefine Algieri [One Room with a View ]
  • a powder-keg performance from Ben Whishaw powers this visceral London-set crime thriller; It's a very uncomfortable watch that offers a bravura showcase for Ben Whishaw's range
    3 of 5 by Josh Slater-Williams [Little White Lies ]

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