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  • Summary: When 16-year-old Mark, a handsome and popular boy, meets local girl Rachel on the internet, he quickly finds himself in an intense online relationship. Besotted, he will do anything for her - even befriend and defend her bullied, loner brother, John. When Rachel, who is trapped in an abusiveWhen 16-year-old Mark, a handsome and popular boy, meets local girl Rachel on the internet, he quickly finds himself in an intense online relationship. Besotted, he will do anything for her - even befriend and defend her bullied, loner brother, John. When Rachel, who is trapped in an abusive relationship, is murdered, Mark and John are determined to avenge her death. Their actions draw the attention of a female MI5 agent as they unwittingly stumble into an ongoing operation. Soon, Mark is recruited to commit a devastating crime, one that made British legal history. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Mar 16, 2014
    70
    The film's impact is greatly enhanced by the superb performances by the young lead actors who handle their characters’ complexities with impressive skill.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Glasby
    Jan 20, 2014
    60
    Massively unlikely, but compelling to the last, it makes a decent fist of conveying the strength of internet attachments, even if filtering the unfolding drama through endless computer screens becomes a well-worn device.
  3. Reviewed by: Guy Lodge
    Jan 20, 2014
    50
    Salaciously watchable but finally hokey.
  4. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Mar 14, 2014
    50
    These are tantalizing glimpses, hinting at the deeper psychological abysses at play here, but they are left unexplored.
  5. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    Jan 20, 2014
    40
    Interesting material let down by the occasionally pedestrian direction.
  6. Reviewed by: Noah Berlatsky
    Mar 3, 2014
    30
    The pretense of concern, combined with the cynical manipulation of the plot for cheap thrills, is both transparently hypocritical and broadly repulsive.
  7. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Mar 13, 2014
    30
    Andrew Douglas, who directed the 2005 "The Amityville Horror" remake, mishandles the standard noir as straightforward drama and gives it an unfortunate after-school-special vibe.

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