3.5

Nerve

Sci-Fi Thriller


 

A game promoted on the dark web challenges 'players' to complete dares for monetary rewards and film them in real-time for an anonymous 'watchers' community.

"Nerve" toys with our fears of social media and thirst for celebrity, cleverly encapsulating the phenomena in this taut technological thriller. Seamlessly weaving various modern-day communication channels with well-placed overlays and bubbles, the film credibly constructs a neon and adrenaline-fuelled world of unwieldy, narcissistic youth. Granted, there are some sketchy plot holes, but collectively the story is reasonably well-grounded and believable enough. It's this credibility that enhances the sensory experience and boosts the suspense. Subscribe.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 1st September 2016
Roadshow Films 96 mins