• Searching (2018)


Release Date: August 24th, 2018

DVD Release Date: November 27th, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place that no one else has -- Margot's laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her whereabouts.

Cast: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, Sara Sohn, Alex Jayne Go, Thomas Barbusca, Gage Biltoft

Director: Aneesh Chaganty

Genres: Mystery , Thriller

Production Co: Bazelevs Production

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Screen Gems, Stage 6

Keywords: 2010s, Investigation, House, Pursuit, Quest, Friend, Mystery, School, Daughter, Tense, Father, Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The movie’s arresting visual conceit has enough flexibility to sustain interest, even if the story’s twists and turns sometimes feel excessively fiendish. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Impressively, first-time filmmaker and former Google commercials creator Aneesh Chaganty has also made a real movie, the story of a family that morphs into a crime drama that gradually ratchets up the tension as all good thrillers must, one that’s well constructed and acted as well as novel in its storytelling techniques. show more

  • 70
    Inkoo KangSlate

    If Searching prefers to focus on plot mechanics over emotion, it at least makes up for it with minor but significant developments in Asian American representation. Given the predominance of the cultural and generational gap between parents and children in Asian American narratives, from "The Joy Luck Club" to "Master of None," it’s refreshing to see an example of assimilated families, whose numbers will only continue to increase. show more

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