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Countdown (2019)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 25 October 2019 (USA)
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When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

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Justin Dec

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Justin Dec
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Lail ... Quinn Harris
Jordan Calloway ... Matt Monroe
Talitha Eliana Bateman ... Jordan Harris (as Talitha Bateman)
Peter Facinelli ... Dr. Sullivan
Dillon Lane ... Evan
Tichina Arnold ... Nurse Amy
Tom Segura ... Derek
Lana McKissack ... Rachel
Anne Winters ... Courtney
Matt Letscher ... Charlie
P.J. Byrne ... Father John
Valente Rodriguez ... Father David
Louisa Abernathy ... Mrs. Talbot
Charlie McDermott ... Scott
Jonny Berryman ... Jeff
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Storyline

When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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If you could find out exactly when you're going to die... would you want to know? See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror, violence, bloody images, suggestive material, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Countdown See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,865,082, 27 October 2019

Gross USA:

$25,621,766

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,421,766
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

Some of the places in the abandoned part of the hospital were filmed in the same place as the tv show Teen Wolf. These include the locker room and the hallways as they are notably the same. See more »

Quotes

Father John: [from the trailer] All we have to do is beat the clock by one second
Father John: If this is a curse, since they come from the devil and his demons than curses can be broken, all you have too do is prove the devil is a liar
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The start and end credits have rolling text characters, which end up at the correct names . See more »


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Written by Mark Foster, Rami Yacoub, Sean Cimino, Ali Payami, and In-q (as Adam Schmalholz)
Performed by Foster The People
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Countdown (2019)
25 October 2019 | by rockman182See all my reviews

This looked like it came from the maker of Truth or Dare. A film about a group of young people who are being plagued by a haunted game of life or death. This month is the month where I'm always in the horror movie spirit, though this didn't seem like that type of film that would cure that horror itch. This film was bland, predictable, cliched, and just flat out bad.

The film is about an app called "Countdown" which when downloaded onto your phone will tell you the exact moment when you will die. Some people have many years to live. For the protagonist of the film, she has only a few days an she must find a way to break the curse and defy her destined death. She pairs with another stranger who is in the exact same situation.

This film is cliched and just felt very generic. The scares are predictable, unoriginal, and come exactly when you would expect them. I actually like the idea for the film. We live in a modern digital age where phones and social media runs supreme, so in theory its a good idea for this film. However, its dull in many passages. Also, they stuffed in a sexual harassment angle that felt off place, most likely to address current modern movements. Also, a love story arc with the two leads that absolutely made no sense with the duration of screen time they had together.

Its just a mess of a film that is exactly what you expect. I kept checking my watch during the 90 minutes hoping for it to end as it is dull and the would be scares are so drawn out. We see these types of movies every year; a horror film that does nothing for its genre and just goes through motions we have seen before. You can completely avoid this film, which really felt like a countdown to when you gladly can leave the theater.

5/10


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