Seen from a first person point of view, ‘Searching’ chronicles David Kim’s (David Cho) hunt for his missing daughter through the internet and beyond.
… deals with the fallout and frustrations of a recently widowed father looking for his daughter.
Through Facebook posts, Google searches, emails and more, Director Aneesh Chaganty’s claustrophobic thriller deals with the fallout and frustrations of a recently widowed father looking for his daughter. Scouring through his daughter’s social media accounts and phone calls to teachers, friends and family David discovers that his daughter isn’t the person he thought she was. Aided by police detective Rosemary Vick (Debra Messing), David’s journey soon spirals out of control as it takes on the form of a news sensation, attracting even more pressure and accusations from the unseen masses of the internet.
Although visually limited by its everything-seen-from-a-computer- desktop concept, ‘Searching’ is still a bona fide thriller with many satisfying twists and turns with convincing acting to match. Whilst possibly more attractive to streaming subscribers rather than multiplex-goers, ‘Searching’ is a very intelligent mystery movie that will live on in your memory long after you’ve powered down your device.