Profile

critic Reviews

, 60% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Profile's unique narrative gimmick is enough to carry the film partway, but it's ultimately overwhelmed by an increasingly ludicrous plot.
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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    The ratcheting tension is sadly punctured by unintentionally hilarious scenes...
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I got caught up in it. I think it's a gimmick in many ways... but it works in this format, and it's kind of compelling.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It really pulled me in. I was into this film.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Profile's formal brilliance also one of its near-fatal limitations: Just because our world is now entirely online doesn't mean that reality is actually there, too.
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    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe
    Is it a great movie? No, but it's something rare in any medium, film or otherwise: a work in which form really is content.
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    Michael OrdoñaLos Angeles Times
    "Profile" works on several levels - as a cinematic feat, dual character study, gripping thriller ... and as a cautionary tale.
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    Tessa SmithMama's Geeky
    An intense film that gets more and more frustrating as it goes on, but you just can't look away.
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    Edward PorterSunday Times (UK)
    Despite the pseudo-realistic framing, the story's frantic absurdity is the nearest thing it has to entertainment value.
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    Edwin ArnaudinAsheville Movies
    With Bekmambetov finally involved in a fully hands-on capacity, the unofficial series' creators at last craft a story that's a near perfect fit for the format.
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    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    If you take anything away from this movie, it's that Latif is a talent to keep an eye on---and that social media isn't a wise place to trick/trap a terrorist.
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