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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Jamie Blackley
Joanne Froggatt
Toby Regbo.
Directors
Andrew Douglas.
Screenwriters
Mike Walden.
Running Time
88 minutes

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Plot
Bored teen Mark (Blackley) meets a woman online. She asks him to look after her younger brother (Regbo), a request he accedes to but which brings dangerous consequences.


Review
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Teenager Mark (Jamie Blackley) is arrested after a stabbing, then tells the investigating officer (Joanne Froggatt) that he is a hero... which brings up a complex story involving school misfit John (Toby Regbo), Mark’s online relationship with John’s missing, perhaps-murdered sister (Jaime Winstone), an odd MI5 agent (Liz White) and a possible terrorist plot. Based on a true-life incident from 2003, this is a fascinating story ploddingly directed by Andrew Douglas. It awkwardly has folk talk to their computers as they type and struggle with the sinister possibilities of a now-bygone pre-Facebook era of chatrooms and webcams.


Verdict
Interesting material let down by the occasionally pedestrian direction.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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