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Replicas (2018)

PG-13 | | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 11 January 2019 (USA)
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A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

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Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Writers:

Chad St. John (screenplay by), Stephen Hamel (story by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alice Eve ... Mona
Keanu Reeves ... Will Foster
Emily Alyn Lind ... Sophie
Thomas Middleditch ... Ed
John Ortiz ... Jones
Amber Townsend ... Lab Tech
Emjay Anthony ... Matt Foster
Aria Lyric Leabu ... Zoe Foster
Amber Rivera ... Margaret
Nyasha Hatendi ... Scott
Sunshine Logroño ... Hector
Jeffrey Holsman ... Blue Eyes
Evelyn Dean-Olmsted Evelyn Dean-Olmsted ... Lab Tech
Omar Cruz Soto Omar Cruz Soto ... Lab Techs
Jean Pierre Prats Jean Pierre Prats ... Lab Tech
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A daring synthetic biologist, after a car accident kills his family, will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, disturbing images, some nudity and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | China | Puerto Rico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meshoukhpalim See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,375,325, 13 January 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,225,873, 17 January 2019
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2.35 : 1
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It's written by Chad St. John from a story by Stephen Hamel. See more »

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Reeves' facial hair grows longer, then shorter, several times in early scenes, despite the scenes taking place in one night and morning. See more »

Quotes

Will Foster: Okay. All right. That just happened.
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I Will Live Forever
Written by Rick Garcia and Anton Soder
Performed by Rick Garcia and Liela Avila
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Flawed in many ways, but I still enjoyed it.
24 December 2018 | by TheTopDawgSee all my reviews

The major issue with the film was the writing - the screenplay written by novice Chad St. John (this being his 2nd only screenplay), and the story by a novice Stephen Hamel (this being only his 3rd full length film).

The camera directing was fairly decent from Jeffrey Nachmanoff (this being only his 4th full length feature film, his experience mainly in TV series), but I feel he failed in directing his talent properly, especially Alice Eve, who was unconvincing and seemed like this was her first acting role.

The S/VFX weren't the greatest, but for a B-grade film low budget film, they were quite adequate - not sure what some of the haters are whining about.

It seems that the production itself was a little cheap (thus B-grade), perhaps meant to be a low budget (indie?) film. After all, it was purchased by Entertainment Studios for only 4m.

As a huge fan of Keanu Reeves, I feel he should have just stayed on as 1 of the *gulp* 27 producers, and cast someone more fitting as a scientist. I think many decisions couldn't have been easily agreed upon with that many producers.

The casting was terrible overall. Security guys with pony tails and sunglasses? The acting again wasn't as good as I expected, but I think that was the directors fault as I mentioned above. The only convincing lead was Thomas Middleditch.

As a low budget B-grade film, and although there is a lot of haters out there, it was still decent enough and it kept me pinned to the screen. Had the writing been tighter, directing better, and cast a little differently, then this would have been a hit.

Nevertheless, it was still entertaining and I enjoyed it. Not worth the hater's low scores, nor the fake 10's, but it's an honest 8/10 from me - taking into consideration it was a low budget B-grade film.


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