Primer (2004)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.




  • David Sullivan and Shane Carruth in Primer (2004)
  • Shane Carruth at an event for Primer (2004)
  • David Sullivan in Primer (2004)
  • Casey Gooden at an event for Primer (2004)
  • David Sullivan and Shane Carruth in Primer (2004)
  • David Sullivan and Shane Carruth in Primer (2004)

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26 August 2007 | ghartwig
| Very scientific, yet haunting
There's something about this one. I just watched it three times straight through, and that's not normal. As a film, it's technically fine (music, direction, camera), even though it's an "amateur" production. I take some issue with the editing, however as it relates to the story-telling. Part of why I had to watch it a few times is that I wasn't figuring out what was going on. Portions were hard to follow or just not spelled out when they needed to be. I don't need hand-holding, but there's a lot of technical information to absorb in this one and I wish a few scenes were a bit more clear. But that adds mystery, I guess.

I found the dialog to be extremely believable and it made me really believe that this could be something actually happening. That's part of what makes it haunting for me, I guess.

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