Special Agent Sally Biggs has a secret. She can rewind time--a few seconds--whenever she wants. It's enough to make her a celebrity at the FBI and control almost everything in her life. But deep down, she's afraid of the pain that comes from the things no one can control. Her worst fears are realized when her scientist husband disappears mysteriously. Paranormal apparitions begin to surround her. Strangers with terrifying technologies know her secret, and want her dead. Her only clue is her husband's ghost--who she follows onto a battlefield she never knew existed. She must discover the awesome truth that ties all the mysteries together, before the fabric of her being--and the ones she loves most--fade out of reality.Written by
95ers: ECHOES is an ambitious, ultra low budget sci-fi flick. (I think some of the reviewers out there might be expecting a big budget epic or something, and are disappointed when they see how indie it is.) It's an extremely original time travel tale... with an interesting Christmassy ghost story thread. The acting is decent, and the effects are surprisingly good for an indie movie. The only complaint one might have is the pacing. It's a bit slow here and there, but after a second viewing you realize how much detail is packed into the scenes. There are plenty of cool payoffs if you stick around until the end. It's different approach to time travel--lots of quantum physics stuff for science geeks. If you liked Memento and Frequency, and especially if you have a penchant for X-Files, you'll like 95ers. You can tell it's set the stage for future movies, with lots of unanswered questions and interesting characters that are part of the back story. Despite the pacing, I have to give it a ten for good writing and for what they achieved on such a tiny budget. Very much worth a patient watch.
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