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Spectral (2016)

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A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.

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Nic Mathieu

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Ian Fried (story), Nic Mathieu (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Badge Dale ... Clyne
Emily Mortimer ... Fran Madison
Bruce Greenwood ... General Orland
Max Martini ... Capt. Sessions
Cory Hardrict ... Alessio
Clayne Crawford ... Sgt. Toll
Gonzalo Menendez ... Captain Marco Cabrera
Ursula Parker ... Sari
Aaron Serban Aaron Serban ... Bogdan
Stephen Root ... Dr. Mindala
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Akingbola ... Sgt. Steve McFadden
Tsogbaatar Batzorig Tsogbaatar Batzorig ... Weapons Engineer
Michael Bodie ... Efrem
Philip Bulcock ... Sgt. Chris Davis
Miklós Bányai ... Benson
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Storyline

Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government.. Written by -Kirk

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A supernatural Close Encounters of the Third Kind.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi combat action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Romanian | Slovenian

Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Спектральный анализ See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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James Badge Dale and Max Martini previously worked together in 13 Hours (2016). James as Tyrone "Rone" Woods and Max as Mark "Oz" Geist. See more »

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The movie takes place in Moldova, but is shot in Hungary. this is often visible through-out the film. E.g. the Budapest church 'St. Stephen's Basilica' is fully featured when the team first drives into the city. See more »

Quotes

Clyne: I think you're reaching.
Fran Madison: Our business requires us to make suppositions.
Clyne: My business requires us to prove them. Your technician's job is to find glitches, so, he sees glitches. Your job is to find the enemy, so, you see the enemy. Locals believe in spirits, so they see spirits. Everyone is biased in one way or another. So, my answer to you right now is that we lack data to support any theory.
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Great original sci-fi
9 December 2016 | by welsh_dragon_roarSee all my reviews

Netflix have really upped their game with their original titles lately, and this film is no exception. The acting is good, the story is relatively original (considering how many themes are usually recycled ad nauseum in sci-fi) and the special effects were absolutely outstanding.

The pace of the film is perfect and there's never a reason to lose interest, especially as our cast delve deeper into the mystery of what's going on and how to deal with it. The tension themes were similar to Darkest Hour & FF:SW insofar as you never quite knew where the threats were going to come from at any given time, despite the countermeasures in place. Some people have compared the story with those two titles pre-release, and after watching you can see how it could be inspired by them, but only as much as other themes in cinema inspire each other; the story itself is very original.

If you like your action with an original story and extremely well- polished, then you'll probably enjoy this.


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