‘Searching’ – Gripping Crime Thriller – A Unique Watch

I don’t know how many of you have seen this 2018 Hollywood thriller ‘Searching‘, but I am guessing many of you already have. But I decided to share this one with you, because today also it is playing on a popular movie channel, and I am enjoying it as usual 🙂 I have already watched this one on the big screen when it was released in 2018, and a couple of times since then on television. And I can tell you, every time I watched, I have fully enjoyed this gripping crime thriller.

Aneesh Chaganty. Image Source Google.

Searching, the movie is the brainchild of Hyderabad born Aneesh Chaganty along with his co writer Sev Ohanian, and I can tell with responsibility that, both have done a pretty good job with this one. I was thrilled the first time I watched it, since I have never seen such unique way of creating a movie before. The entire movie is shot on the screens of a computer, and the viewers will get the unique feeling of interactive participation. Every shot, conversation, the characters, the story, the twists, mysteries, almost all of these happen through various computer applications that we are so familiar with. The entire story of the movie is played through mouse clicks, web searching, various social media applications, images, videos, sound files, notifications. I can say I have never seen such a unique way of directing and producing a movie.

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The story in a nutshell is this. David Kim, a widower is raising his 16 year old daughter Margot, in the suburbs of San Jose, California. When one fine day, his daughter fails to respond to his phone calls, David discovers that his daughter is missing. And then starts the searching, by the distressed father for his daughter. That searching takes place along with the help of the lead investigator, Detective Rosemery Hick. Even though the Detective tries every trick up her sleeves to mislead the searching father, David, but the harrowed dad, through various twists and turns, ultimately sees the light at the end of the tunnel. And the story comes to an end in a big twist, but a happy one. I will not reveal more and will leave the rest for you to find out when you will watch it. 🙂

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John Cho is always great in the various roles he has already played in movies. And he maintains the same quality in this one too. Michelle La, in her first ever role, plays the cute daughter, also the victim, and she will impress you in leaps and bounds. Debra Messing is already an established actor in Hollywood, and she carries the character of Detective Vick on her shoulders with much maturity. The background score, the other sounds of all mouse clicks, notifications, and other computer noises are well presented and they add much weight to the movie. An overall great movie, gripping, thrilling and interesting to the core to keep the viewers glued to their seats. I will leave you with a small snippet of the movie.

Movies like ‘Searching’ will always interest viewers for their simplicity in their uniqueness. I have thoroughly enjoyed it, and hope you will too. You can watch it on OTT platforms including Netflix. Do let me know if you have already seen it 🙂


This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon’

16 thoughts on “‘Searching’ – Gripping Crime Thriller – A Unique Watch

  1. Anagha Yatin

    Interesting plot coupled with a unique thought of shooting the entire movie on screens of the computers!
    Thanks for this suggestion. Adding it to my watch list over the weekend.

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  2. I have watched this movie at the theatres amd it was a wonderful watch. We loved it and were wishing for more movies like it to be made. Do watch JoJo Rabbit and Parasite. They unique as well as terrific to watch.

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