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Replicas (2018)

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A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

Director:

Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Writers:

Chad St. John (screenplay by), Stephen Hamel (story by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... William Foster
Alice Eve ... Mona Foster
Thomas Middleditch ... Ed Whittle
John Ortiz ... Jones
Emjay Anthony ... Matt Foster
Emily Alyn Lind ... Sophie Foster
Aria Lyric Leabu ... Zoe Foster (as Aria Leabu)
Nyasha Hatendi ... Scott
Amber Rivera ... Margaret
Jonathan Dwayne Jonathan Dwayne ... Security Guard #2
Luis Gonzaga ... Officer Pérez
Andres Ramos Andres Ramos ... Officer Rodríguez (as Andrés 'Velcro' Ramos)
Jeffrey Holsman ... Blue Eyes
Sunshine Logroño ... Héctor (as Emmanuel Logroño)
Angela Alvarado ... Ms. Barnes (as Ángela Alvarado)
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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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Some Humans Are Unstoppable

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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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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David Strathairn was rumoured for a role See more »

Goofs

In the car accident, there are multiple collisions with large objects; however, no airbags deployed. This is a brand new, late model vehicle. Therefore, why didn't they deploy? This is obviously a mistake. See more »

Quotes

Will Foster: We're the sum total of what has happened to us and how we processed it. That's what makes us us. It's all neurochemistry.
Mona: Do you really believe that? That's all I am? Your children? Just pathways, electrical signals and chemistry? You have kids that love you and a wife that adores you and we have a scientist.
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Alternate Versions

In India, the film was given a UA certificate by the CBFC after following cuts were made:
  • Removed both the scenes of needle going into the eye. (1.01.50 and 1.34.20)
  • Muted the word bastard. (1.26.10)
  • Removed the shots of nudity and semi-nudity. (41-42 mins)
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Replicas/A Dog's Way Home (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Con las Manos Arriba
Written by Jonathan Ríos Lucena
Performed by RYO
Courtesy of Lucena Vocce Entertainment, Inc.
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Interesting ideas that falls short in laughable script, performances, and forgettable direction.
18 January 2019 | by cruise01See all my reviews

Replicas (3 out of 5 stars).

Replicas is a decent science fiction thriller that has some interesting concept and ideas but falls short from a terrible script, logic, and dull performances. Without trying to give away many spoilers. William (Keanu Reeves) works for a biomedical research in trying to transfer a mind of a dead person into an android. After an failed attempt. William's wife Mona (Alice Eve), his son Matt (Emjay Anthony), Sophie (Emily Alyn Lind), and Zoe (Aria Leabu) are involved an accident. William becomes a mad scientist that will do whatever it takes to save his family.

The film could have been so much more. It has an interesting concept at play such as cloning a human being and transferring their minds into the new body. Also some scary ideas of deleting memories. William becomes a mad scientist that wants to go beyond the laws of nature to save his family. He steals the lab equipment and has it set in his basement. Even his coworker/ friend Ed (Thomas Middleditch) becomes worried of Williams obsession in his research.

Sadly, the film does have its fault. It has questionable cgi/visual effects that looks terrible. Especially on the scene with the android coming to life. Looks like a bad Claymation. Second, the script has some laughable dialogue that seems out of place or unbelievable. The first hour of the movie is dull and boring when just watching Keanu Reeve's mad scientists behavior with his experiments. Sure, his actions does get a little messed up and may have trouble trying to find emotions to the character.

Keanu Reeves did deliver an emotionless mad scientist in this film. Sure, it may work for his performance as a one dimensional type of character. Alice Eve was decent as her character. Thomas Middleditch was okay as well. And John Ortiz playing the typical corporate bad guy was forgettable.

Overall, Replicas is a fair film. It has some entertaining science fiction moments with the concept after the first hour of the movie. The script and visual effects are bad. The performances are stale. This film does not rank up to being a memorable science fiction type of movie.


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Country:

UK | China | Puerto Rico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Replicas 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

Gross USA:

$4,046,429

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,330,075
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