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Listening (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 11 September 2015 (USA)
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A team of genius-but-broke grad students invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives and threatens the future of free-will itself.

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Khalil Sullins

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Khalil Sullins
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Cast

Credited cast:
Thomas Stroppel Thomas Stroppel ... David Thorogood
Artie Ahr Artie Ahr ... Ryan Cates
Amber Marie Bollinger Amber Marie Bollinger ... Jordan
Christine Haeberman ... Melanie
Steve Hanks ... Matthews
Arn Chorn-Pond Arn Chorn-Pond ... Head Monk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alexenko ... Detective
Araceli Almaguer Araceli Almaguer ... Scientist
Dave Bean ... Listener
Sarah Beguiristain Sarah Beguiristain ... Waitress
Pamela Cedar ... Sharon
Kalim Chandler Kalim Chandler ... Young Scientist
Timothy Lee Conley ... Frank
Jonathan Cousens ... Listener (as Jonathan Adam Cousens)
J.R. Craig J.R. Craig ... Police Officer
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A team of genius-but-broke grad students invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives and threatens the future of free-will itself.

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Cambodia | USA

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Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Parts of the Buddhist monk scenes were shot on location at Ankor Watt Temple in Cambodia. See more »

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While sitting on the porch, Jordan's legs go from crossed to uncrossed and then back again. See more »

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better than the rating suggests but not top tier
11 September 2015 | by ericnottellingSee all my reviews

Not a bad premise for a movie, and it's production value is pretty good. However it's not highly rated for a reason. Where this movie falls part is not so much in the concept per say, but in the expression of it. The script writing is not B rated, but it surely isn't driving the story. There are parts where you wonder, if it had better acting would the script have come off better. As it stands there are some parts where it seems amateurish both in the writing and the acting. There are some movies where bad actors can be uplifted by a good script (matrix) and rarely good actors can pump up a bad script (think Ray Harryhausen or any martial arts movie). This film is neither and they both seem to sink each other equally. As the writing degrades so goes the acting, as none of the actors were good enough to hold it up. Yet in the instances where the script is good the bad acting isn't so apparent. What makes the movie watchable is the concept. The concept of what they are trying to discuss and it's moral implications draw your interest. It helps set a frame work that at least makes the movie watchable. It would be interesting to know the total budget of this movie. It surely isn't block buster...but it also does not appear on the low end like a Primer. Although I think the movie would have been better suited to have more of a primer set up, disusing things cryptically and leaving in some mystery till you get into the movie. IF you like sci fi movies it's a decent sci fi watch on a boring night with nothing else to do. However, I wouldn't go dropping $7 on a ticket for it.


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