Reviews for Missing ( ) 1080p

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Awful and outdated

I'm not sure what movie people are reviewing here but this one is something to forget and move on from. Really, a teenager on google figuring out the mystery of the decade, cracking passwords like Google and finding task rabbits that care so much about the greater good of their work. Having FBI agents tell her all about the case as it's going on. Sure. One of the worst movies I've seen in awhile. It was akin to looking directly at my smartphone for over 90:00 with no point or purpose. I simply don't understand the allure of a move where there is a bad plot, no acting, and nothing but noise clicks. Skip it.

Too convulted for a social media movie.

Checked this one out cause I watched it's prequel a while ago and was into it. It's more or less the same. The way it's filmed and the plot is similar but this one gets too far fetched on the latter.

It did feel too long and dull as nothing of significance was happening most of the time and whatever was happening wasn't engaging or interesting at all mostly cause of the uncharismatic lead who wasn't eye catching at all and the oversentimental scenes dragging it's runtime. Movie takes itself very seriously with too many vine beat tracks whenever some new unimportant information is revealed.

The ending is where missing's plot lost it's way as it was too violent and cliched. Searching had a seemingly authentic finale but this one took it too far down hard to believe territory.

On the whole though, there was some potential to make it better but it's ending pulverized the hope I had for it.

A sequel in equal, yet variable enough ways.

Missing is a sort of sequel to the 2018 film Searching. Missing is directed and co-written by Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick. Theirs were the editors of Searching. With small references to Searching, the film responds somewhat to the previous film, but is otherwise separate from this film. Both films are set in the same world.

In the film, June (Storm Reid), her mother Grace (Nia Long) and her new boyfriend Kevin (Len Leung) go on vacation to Colombia. June agrees to pick them up from the airport when they return. Furthermore, June uses her time alone at home, to party with friends.

When the holidays are over, June is ready to pick up her mother and boyfriend. They don't report to June. June reports her problem to the police, but receives little help. June uses all the technology and knowledge within her reach to look for answers herself.

This film is portrayed in a similar way to the film Searching. Everything in the picture are screen recordings from laptops, telephones or other cameras. For example, the editors of Searching and now directors of Missing have portrayed this film in familiar, but also creative ways. They even updated this movie a bit and incorporated new or more popular apps and social media in this movie like TikTok.

Both films are about the same problem where the main character suddenly loses a loved one without a trace. However, both films are different. In Searching, a grown man has lost his daughter and tries to find her again. An older adult man may be less technical, but has adult rights and skills. In Missing, a teenage daughter goes missing her mother without a trace, but she has enough technical skills to find some traces and hints on her own. Because of her younger age, she only has fewer rights, which means that she cannot get or ask for everything from the police, for example. In this way, the main characters of both films encounter the same problem and encounter different situations and problems. For example, both films have enough variations to come across as different.

The mystery of Missing is a bit more on the predictable side compared to Searching. While watching, if you are older than a teenager, you can try to solve the problems that the main character encounters in a more mature way. You may notice other things yourself, so that some twists and turns remain a bit trite. Furthermore, Missing lacks some eye for detail and you can ask yourself how some images were captured.

Fortunately, Storm Reid knows how to carry the film well, because it is largely only told from her perspective. In this way she shows well the different wisdoms that her character has and also knows how to show different emotions. By seeing what she is typing, or wanting to start typing, you can also understand her thinking a little better. The responses she gets from others also arrive in a credible manner and time, making it seem as if the others themselves think about their reactions for a moment.

This is NOT Searching... Terrible follow-up

Unlike searching, this is poorly written. All the clues are mundane and obvious, I figured out 3/4 of the reveals in the first 10 minutes. The surprising ones were so extreme they were stupid!

The acting is ok, but gets lost in the stupid story and lines. I really liked the main girl and her emotions are subtle and real at the same time.

Also, this current Hollywood trend of trying to ridcule father's day ruined it for me. They didn't redeem it in this movie either.

I washed this at the theater and it's not worth the ticket price. Just for the thrill of it and if you're interested watch it when it's released later on your home TV.

Story was OK, computer screen delivery was annoying after 5 minutes

I go to the movies for the massive full screen effect, not to see vertically shot clips popular on social media and transposed on a computer screen with a lot of other stuff: web browsers, sticky notes, music players, etc. It was just too much and hard to focus sometimes on the actual film footage.

The actual story was OK and the acting from the veteran actors was quite good. The younger protagonist and her friends started to get on my nerves.

If the movie would've just given us an idea of what the was going on with the computer screen and photo for even up to ten minutes then switched back to a full screen, Missing would've been much more enjoyable. Like some other wrote, it felt like a YouTube project or a long TikTok, ugh.

Es una bacalá de película

Really bad movie. Boring, with a plotVery poor. I cant find anythin good to say about this movie. I still don't understand how people Can qualify this with ober a 7.

I can't not recommend this mocie at all. It is time and money wasted.

Even if it was only for TV and not for Theatre I will think the same, NO worth losing your time.

Just pass and find another thing to do that losing your time with such a movie.

I am writing this review and I can not day enough times how bad is this movie. MakeYou a favour and spend time on any other activity that watching this super mega hyper bad movie !!

Glorified YouTube project

This entire movie is through the POV of a low resolution FaceTime camera and a security camera. Yes this movie is low budget but I didn't expect they couldn't afford an actual camera. They zoom in on the screen when they want to focus on a scene and the resolution becomes 240p. The story is cliche and the characters are bland. I don't know how anyone liked this movie. Catfish the movie had a higher production and they did t even have the same budget.

The bad acting is expected but I was not expecting the fact that not a single scene was shot from an actual camera. All of the scenes where from an internal recording system and this was an editing project if anything.

Checks all the boxes for a good sequel to Searching.

Here's The 4K Lowedown on "Missing" (PG-13 - 2023 - Theater)Genre: Thriller/POV

My Score: 8.0Cast=7 Acting=8 Plot=9 Ending=9 Story=9Intense=8 Pace=7 Suspense=9 POV=7 Twist=7

After her mother goes missing, a young woman tries to find her from home, using tools available to her online. She may or may not be happy with what she finds.

"Has your mom ever gone by any other names?" This movie checks all the boxes for a solid sequel to Searching...mad suspense, a great story and ending. The way it's filmed is an acquired taste though...POV films like this are not always appreciated. This plays out exactly as the first movie only the twist was not as great. Still, this was a great watch for me and worth a look on the small screen if you are ok with this type of movie.

If you've ever seen a Lifetime movie, you've seen Missing

I wasn't going to see this because the entire genre of doing a movie through instant messengers and apps is already a little played out... but then I saw the ratings across the board and thought I might be wrong.

This movie has been made 1,000 times over. Lifetime created a network out of this exact story, multiple times over. There's really nothing new or unique in it, and the acting gets pretty rough at times. The plot goes pretty much where you expect it to go, even if the writers think they're dropping some twists in.

It's fine to watch in a theater for a matinee price, but if you're paying more than that you're just burning money.

Well done!

I almost did not go see it. It looks so much like the movie Searching that it was a bit of a turn off. Searching stared John Cho as a father looking for his daughter. Missing stars Storm Reid as a daughter looking for her mother. Both characters use the computer to look for these people and are filmed in the preceptive of the camera on the computer. You can say the same thing about action movies or horror movies. But the feel of seeing these characters in nothing but the point of view from a computer camera makes it feel very alike.

In comparison Searching now feels like a warmup to Missing. Missing has got some hardy meat on its bones. Where this movie goes and how it escalates works well and is well orchestrated. It had a great story to it, and it was well acted. The horror element of the movie seemed bigger than Searching. Fear for the characters wellbeing became genuine because of some good set up by some good actors.

It was exciting and fun.

Storm Reid carries the movie perfectly.

18 year old June (Storm Reid), becomes concerned. When her mother (Nia Long) doesn't come back from her trip on the day she said she was supposed too, with the police and F. B. I. Can only do so little. June decides to her own investigation, but has she starts to dig pretty deep, she finds nothing is what it seems.

Storm Reid gives a great performance, you feel her emotions, has she feels it, and we the audience, and going with her the whole way. Nia Long was also great has her mother. Great suspencful moments that keep on the edge. Also great twists that we the viewer won't see coming. Also cool everything is taking place through a camera on a laptop screen. So if you are in the mood for a great thriller, then please give Missing a look.

If you like staring at a screen for about an hour, this is the movie for you.

Super low budget with creative editing. You basically stare at a phone or a computer screen for 3/4 of the movie. Nothing really ramps up until the last 20min or so. The revelations aren't all that special or exciting.

Most of the "hacking" would never have happened if 2FA was ever considered (that's completely omitted for convenience sake) - which would have stopped the movie dead in it's tracks.

You really don't get emotionally involved with any of the characters, they're just there. I felt very disconnected throughout.

At best this is a direct to streaming release. If you must see it in the theatre, go on budget night or wait for streaming. Not worth it.

Plot holes

This movie was offered as the mystery movie. It was set up as a action packed thrill ride... something this movie definitely wasn't. This movie has so many glaring potholes it's almost unbearable to watch. Between empty characters with no actual appeal and constant frustration of the main characters stupidity , it's like watch a cheesy YouTube bit. I and many others in the theaters felt their eyes glaze over with boredom and annoyance. This movie has potential but falls short. I won't give any spoilers but i will give a piece of advice, skip this one. Unless you love sitting there for two hours going " are you freaking kidding me you idiot."

Innovative And Captivating. Shown From The Perspective Of Technology, Not Once Does The Camera Face Any Of The Actors

The mystery film, Missing, directed by Nicholos D. Johnson and Will Merrick, is immersive and suspenseful. This film covers familiar grounds, similar to the 2018 film Searching. Missing is held to a high standard which definitely is fulfilled; it hit me with one stunning reveal after another that reoriented my perspective and kept me clinging to the edge of my seat.

The story follows 18-year-old June Allen as she embarks on an desperate journey to locate her missing mother, Grace Allen, after failed efforts by the FBI. At first, Grace's disappearance is suspected to be committed by strangers whose only interest was getting money. However, as June begins to broaden her search and look into her mother's short-term boyfriend, Kevin Lin, she discovers that this mystery is more complex. In fact, the disappearance of her mother is the result of dangerous secrets Grace has kept hidden, which alter the significance and speculation that June is now also in great danger. Her mother's boyfriend, Kevin, is directly tied to someone from Grace's past who wants nothing but to destroy her life and Kevin is the perfect asset to this person's desire for revenge against Grace.

My favorite character is June Allen, portrayed by the award-winning actress, Storm Reid. Throughout the film, June proves to be persistent, resilient and steadfast. Her eagerness to solve the mystery also provides an opportunity for June to acknowledge her love for her mother. She is driven to solve this mystery by her guilt of how she mistreated her mother before she went missing. I admire June for the mindset she carries within herself; she understands the risk and consequences that come with certain decisions she makes, yet overlooks them and plays an enormous role in solving her mother's disappearance. Storms Reid executes the role of June Alle with precision. My favorite aspect of this film is how it immerses the audience - watching this film made me feel as if I was right there with June and at times with the kidnappers. Directors Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick make engaging use of technology in this film. Considering the only resource June has right at her fingertips is technology, she spends sleepless nights on her MacBook searching for information. However, every time she acts on it, she is always one step behind. It is as if someone is watching her, and knows her every move. Towards the middle of the film, we begin to get the perspective of the kidnapper and learn that June is in fact being watched, but not in the way she imagines. The person is watching her computer activity, discovering all her resources, information, contacts and future plans, which make it nearly impossible for June to find the person responsible until she comes face to face with death. I would like to admire the editing department for their work; the numerous plot-twists and countless perspectives in this film move at a fast pace and the editors excel in the execution of that. Each moment comes unpredicted or speculated from previous events, and the editing plays a huge role in achieving this. The constant cuts between June to Grace to the kidnapper, allows viewers to never focus deliberately on one character or moment as it's always in motion.

This film provides a very significant message, especially to younger viewers - admire, cherish and be grateful for those around you. In a split matter of seconds, you can lose someone you care about. Take the time to show you appreciate their existence every day.

I give Missing 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18, plus adults. This film is now available at your local movie theaters. Enjoy! By Zoe C., KIDS FIRST!

Thriller for todays young audiences with the idea of media being the narrative but fails as a film.

2.5 out of 5 stars.

Missing is a pretty bad thriller film with a techno direction of following a young girl on social media. After her mother goes missing. She tries to go on a search for her using internet and social apps to solve the mystery. The film may be for today's audiences with people being obsessed with media apps. And tiktok. Well the film feels like a very long tiktok video which is long and boring. It lacks the thrills. It lacks the suspense. The acting is forgettable. The plot is okay which has a twist. The direction of social networking and all that is just boring. The film is forgettable.

There's Nothing Missing in This Thrill Ride of a Movie

Directors Nicholas Johnson and Will Merrick return to the big screen with Missing, a similar albeit much improved rendition of their 2018 film Searching. This time around, they excel at building up tension, allowing the audience to breathe momentarily, and then plunging you right back into the drama with a new discovery. The script demanded plenty from Storm Reid, playing the protagonist June, but the lead actor holds her own, often able to dig deep for the emotionally rich scenes, which tend to come regularly in a movie depicting a voracious girl in a race against time to find her missing mother. But just as important as any actor on the silver screen is the score in the background, and Julian Scherle's score quickly caught my attention and brilliantly helped develop the atmosphere. Although there are aspects of the film that can be considered implausible, I find it difficult to hold that against it. The main character is virtually a Sherlock Holmes-level sleuth, not to mention her uncanny ability to operate a computer at the speed of light. Yet the movie requires those two plot devices in order to move forward. I went into this film with tempered expectations, but I think Johnson and Merrick are starting to get the hang of this fully computer-based movie subgenre.

Keeps Your Attention , But Not Groundbreaking

From the naming of the movie, to the previews, to the start of the movie it was clear that this movie was trying ride on the back of the previous installation , Searching. While it is not a sequel to that one and you do not need to see that one first they were definitely trying to create something similar to that film and in all accounts they succeeded in doing so. Like Searching they shared the story pretty much entirely through technology like webcams and cell phones screens and you are tasked with trying to put the pieces together to solve who the kidnapper is.

It keeps your attention the whole time , but I think the problem with it is that it's extremely predictable. For the first three quarters of the film you know they would be showing all kinds false leads. This would be fine if they built the story and you were able to use these false leads to figure it out or make a guess about what ends up happening, but the reality is none of them really mean anything and the ending feels a bit lazy and something actual police would have solved in a heartbeat. The villain also has little to no character development which limits the ceiling on any movie's success.

Overall it's entertaining and I enjoyed attending with friends I hadn't seen in a while, but this isn't a movie you'd really consider watching again or one that you will remember after a while. Still fine entertainment for a Saturday night nonetheless but just not earth shattering.

Not that good

I gave this movie a chance since there wasn't anything else to see. I remember watching the preview, and thinking, maybe hoping it wasn't going to be all POV from a computer screen or phone screen, but it was. I wanted to leave half way through, but stayed anyway. I just couldn't stand that the whole movie ( except for the last 5min) was filmed like we were watching a computer screen. The story was actually good, and this would have been a great movie if filmed like a regular one. The last quarter had some surprises, but it didnt make up for the watching experience. The young actress was getting on my nerves too by the end. Waste of my time and money.

An Apple ad in movie form

Let me say at the outset that I really enjoyed this film. I also don't want to give away any spoilers, but suffice it to say that almost every major plot point takes place because of or with the help of some Apple feature. Whether it be Live Photos, blue vs. Green texts, location tracking, they all play a part. If you are not familiar with these features, the much of the movie may go over your head. Even Siri gets to be the hero and save the day.

The movie is a missing person trope that relies on technology rather than violence and weaponry to move the plot along. Lies and misdirection keep you guessing, but it is technology that brings the truth to light.

A above average thriller, but ruins what could've been great with a safe finale

Here is a film where I feel divided. I enjoyed everything leading up to the final twist. It was a servicable enough ending, but they could have done so much more. Especially after all of that misdirection and moment to moment changing the narrative, it just felt like they played it too safe and only did this so the film could have a happy ending. I think this is one of the few films where I would have preferred the unhappy ending. Everything leading up to it, though, is definitely interesting enough to warrant the watch, however convoluted and unrealistic it may have been. Still an above average thriller that managed to keep my interest for the most part. You could definitely do worse than this.

3 kidnappings out of 5.