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The Anomaly (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 4 July 2014 (UK)
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An ex-soldier named Ryan Reeve is taken captive by the "Anomaly" organization where he learns that he only has 9:47 minutes/seconds to find out why they want him dead.

Director:

Noel Clarke

Writers:

Simon Lewis, Noel Clarke (additional material by)
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Credited cast:
Noel Clarke ... Ryan
Ian Somerhalder ... Harkin Langham
Brian Cox ... Dr. Langham
Alexis Knapp ... Dana
Luke Hemsworth ... Agent Elkin
Niall Greig Fulton ... Leonid
Michael Bisping ... Sergio
Ali Cook ... Agent Travis
Art Parkinson ... Alex
Reuben Dabrow Reuben Dabrow ... Polska
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erman Alexander Erman Alexander ... Shanghai background
Ermar Alexander ... Shanghai Background (as Erman Alexander)
Gordon Alexander ... Graveyard Thug
Linn Allen Linn Allen ... Shanghai background
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Futuristic NYPD officer
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Storyline

Set in the future, the film is about the development of new cutting-edge bioweapon. Traumatized ex-soldier Ryan Reeve wakes up in the back of a moving van next to a young boy who has been kidnapped, he attempts to free the boy, but blacks out. He is forced to work out what is happening in bursts of time no longer than ten minutes, before his mind is taken over again. He teams up with the mysterious "Dana" as he battles a conspiracy known as "Anomaly" led by Harkin Langham, and learns that the bioweapon is the same mind control that has allowed its creator to take over his body.

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Ryan (Noel Clarke)'s wife in the pictures that are shown on camera, is the (also) British actress Freema Agyeman. Noel and Freema both appeared in the BBC science fiction show Doctor Who. See more »

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Ryan: Time's up
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meh
17 July 2014 | by agnesvalkaySee all my reviews

The central idea of Anomaly is a familiar one to recent science fiction fans, as well as fans of the Jason Bourne series. That wouldn't particularly matter if The Anomaly had its own sense of identity or style. It does not.

The idea for films like this is to create a sense of mystery. Initially the film succeeds in doing this, but after some poor dialogue and clumsy info-dumps I suspect that most viewers will stop caring what the film is about. There is no sense of tension and, ironically, the ticking clock that the narrative needs is missing.

some of the performances are below par and The Anomaly feels like a vanity project for Noel Clarke, who casts himself as the hero and directs.


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UK

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

4 July 2014 (UK) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$252,293
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2.35 : 1
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