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The Wave is a movie starring Tommy Flanagan, Justin Long, and Donald Faison. An insurance lawyer goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion with his co-worker, Jeff. But their night takes a turns bizarre when Frank...

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1 hours 30 minutes
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Thriller, Sci-Fi
Gille Klabin
Carl W. Lucas
Tommy Flanagan, Katia Winter, Justin Long, Donald Faison
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English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Frank, an opportunistic insurance lawyer, thinks he's in for the time of his life when he goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion with his co-worker, Jeff. But their night takes a turn for the bizarre when Frank is dosed with a hallucinogen that completely alters his perception of the world, taking him on a psychedelic quest through board meetings, nightclubs, shootouts, and alternate dimensions. As Frank ping-pongs between reality and fantasy, he finds himself on a mission to find a missing girl, himself - and his wallet.

Comments about thriller «The Wave» (23)

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Robert W.

You think you know what's going to happen. A woman who's in the same class as the protagonist, the plot unfolds, the heroine is, er, rescued. Now, with the consent of the audience, you go and buy the DVD. So, you go to your local video store, the obligatory poster and tag-line. Then, you look at the picture. You turn it around. Now, there's a woman in a bikini. If you're reading this review, you've got your DVD player and your memory card ready to play a movie on a rainy night. Now, you'll run back to the store and get the discs. This is how you know a movie has gone a little too far: you see a bikini model. You'll need to repeat the process until the movie reaches a point where it goes the farthest from the "Trilogy of Terror" and ends with a scene so terrifying that it'll make you want to curl up with a cardboard box, scour the internet for the sequel, and forget it ever existed.

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Kenneth B.

This movie was absolutely fantastic, and has to be my favourite Sci-fi movie since the original Alien. The visuals were impressive, the story was original and the acting was the best I have ever seen. I have read some of the reviews here and they seem to think that this movie is nothing more than some kind of joke, but trust me it is not. It is a deep and thought provoking movie that is an outstanding adaptation of a novel, not a cheap science fiction rip off like a lot of the recent Sci-fi movies. I can't wait to watch it again, I love the characters, the visuals and the suspense. It is also a reminder that if you put your mind to something, it is not something you will regret. Go see it, you will love it!

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I remember the days of television. The stories that aired on NBC and ABC were some of the best I have ever seen. The stories we were given were some of the most believable and interesting. Watching a TV movie of a movie like The Wave reminds me of that. It is a story about survival and the people who have to survive and they find the woman who has been taken for a terrorist. It is a very deep story about being a kid, being a teenager and the desperation to survive and the acting was very good. The acting was the best part of the movie. The movie was entertaining and showed a lot of good aspects of a family. The plot was entertaining. It has a lot of action and twists. It was a good story. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good Sci-Fi story. I think it is a very good story.

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I was very intrigued by the movie, because of the science fiction elements. The actors are really good. The story is based on the book "Stargate," which I have not read, so I cannot compare. But I enjoyed the movie. Some of the scenes are amazing. For example, when the underwater scenes began, I thought, "Oh, my God, what a spectacular underwater sequence!" I could not stop laughing. My son could not stop laughing. And there are a lot of "goofs" in the movie. For example, if one of the astronauts landed on the alien planet, the others would never even have the chance to have sex. They would be too "alien," they would be their own species. It would be "credence" to be "human." But then, later in the movie, they would definitely "have sex" in order to pass their time. I did not find any "gimmicks." The scenes are all very real. As a science fiction fan, I was very impressed with the special effects, and the budget. I really liked the movie, and would recommend it.

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Stephanie C.

I'm watching this film for the second time, and I really enjoyed it this time. It's like a Sci-Fi action/drama mix of The Ring, Back to the Future, and Terminator (which it reminds me of the more with the action scene of Terminator, but it also reminds me of The Last Samurai, and it's a good mix). It has lots of original ideas, including the wave, and the cop in the film is a jerk. I really enjoyed the film, and would recommend it. But, it was a bit to long for me to really appreciate it. I liked the plot, and it had good characters (though not as developed as it could have been, but it did have interesting parts to it), but I really wished it was a bit shorter, and there was some bad editing and pacing that was really distracting. But, overall, it was a good watch. I hope there's more like this. I will definitely be watching it again.

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Roger Castillo

I don't like to rate movies, but this one's got me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. From the very first scene, I was hooked. The movie is definitely a must see. Don't take my word for it, watch it yourself and judge for yourself. Personally, I think it deserves a 7.5 out of 10 rating, but that's just me. I'd be even more harsh on this movie if the director did a decent job. But he didn't. What I thought was amazing was that he made everything look so real. It was a very clever choice to make the ship look so real. You can feel the wind, and the water is frozen. It was so realistic. I'd like to add that the actors did a really good job. I didn't notice any flaws. The only thing I didn't like was that the ship, or at least a large part of it, was CG. It was still a great movie, though. I would recommend watching it. You will not be disappointed.

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this movie has great acting and effects. i really liked this movie. i think i'm a great fan of Cameron and his movies. but the best one in my opinion is "Aliens.", so i gave this movie a 7 out of 10.

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Shirley K.

I didn't see this movie at all until i saw it on cable. I knew there was something special about it since i found the movie a bit disturbing at first and my dad told me not to watch it. I did, and the movie is pretty well put together, actually. It's quite interesting at times, if not very much. There is a lot of plot twists and a good ending. You'll find it hard to put this one down. I can only hope that a sequel is made, because i can't wait for it to be over. I'm giving it a 7/10 since it has its flaws but its a good movie, you shouldn't go in expecting the worst. 7/10

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Charles T.

This is a bit of a prequel to The Wave, i.e. when one person's life is torn apart by a cosmic wave, and then someone else's life is taken away by a similar wave, but this time, instead of an alien, this time it's a mysterious monster with a clear agenda, and is on a mission to attack the human race. As the story develops, you can see what might be going on with the monster. The film is very well put together, with great attention to details and lighting, and the acting was very good. There are a lot of layers of meanings that the film is trying to convey, with good twists and surprises. I also liked the ending, which was unexpected, but kind of a twist, but is actually a good one. Overall, this is a very good film. Recommended!

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Virginia T.

I just watched the movie again, just like before and the wave is not as good as the first one. However, I still liked it, but in a different way. When I first saw the wave, I was shocked, the aliens looked like a very complex creatures, the waves looked like they came from a planet like Europa but I didn't think that was a good thing for it to look like the wave but it makes the movie more interesting. I thought the movie could have been longer, the aliens look like they came from a different planet but they still looked very complex. There are some scary scenes in the movie, some scenes were really scary, some scenes were really weird and weird, but in the end it is a great movie. I hope there will be a sequel, I think the movie is quite underrated. I give it a 7/10.

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Linda Hernandez

This is a very interesting movie, with some things that aren't very well explained (the nature of life in the future, the experience of each species). However, it is very well acted. The cast is very well chosen, with interesting and unique performances from Anthony LaPaglia, J.K. Simmons, and several others. There are some questions about the possible consequences of the future. The plot is a bit thin, but I think it's important to do a movie that is intelligent and is entertaining. One thing that stands out is the special effects. I think they are more realistic than anything seen in a SciFi movie. The world itself looks more like a combination of the distant future and the near future, which is a very good thing. The music is nice and fits the scenes. The acting is good. I think the more interesting characters in this movie are the ones that are not really developed, like the one of the scientist and the tech guy. All in all, I think it is worth watching, even if it's a bit long. I also thought it was an important movie that the next generation will have a better understanding of the science fiction genre.

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Raymond H.

I was a bit apprehensive going into this movie.I had read reviews saying it was just like the Matrix and just slow, boring, and way to predictable.I was thinking what if I was wrong.what if this is really the case. I came out of the theater thinking it was actually pretty good. The basic premise of the movie is that an alien race created by the government decided to invade Earth and build an army.The movie has some confusing elements like how the aliens have come to Earth and why they want to invade us.The movie is interesting at points but slow and not very good at the end. The movie has some interesting ideas and the actors are good in their roles. Overall I thought this was a good movie and I would definitely watch it again.

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Jerry K.

I just saw the "Wave" at the Denver International Film Festival. The film tells the story of "Airman 1st Class Will Farrell" and his struggle to "break through" to the top, while facing the realities of survival in the military-minded "war on terror". What's interesting is that you can really see Will and his friends at the beginning of the film, and then you see them again a few years later in the later portion of the film. I was impressed with the level of realism in the film, especially in the first few minutes of the film. There is so much that happens in the first few minutes that you don't really notice. You would be surprised to see how many mundane things are happening at the same time. One of the best things about the film was the fact that the film felt very real. The characters were believable and acted very well. It felt as if they were actually "out there" on that mission, and it made the film a lot more interesting. The music also was really great and added a lot to the film. The music is the most important part of the film, but also the most over-looked. When you get to a film, you want music to be the greatest aspect of the film. The music in the film was great. The sound was really good. It was very realistic and very "near home", and the sound mixed in well with the film. The film also had a really good ending. It was a little unexpected, but it was well done. It made the film feel a lot more realistic. Overall, the film was a very good film. It was very realistic and also very well made. It had a good ending. It was a good film. Overall, it was a very good film.

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Harold Morales

In this film, a former military nuclear test team returns to the coast of the United States and encounters strange and unexplained phenomena. This film has some very good elements and some flaws. The good parts are that it's very different than the book. It's very funny and that was my main reason to watch it. The movie also does an excellent job of building a back story about the team and the people they come into contact with. It also makes the film's theme more clear and believable, because it's more a true story than the book. The problem is that it's just so different. It does the right thing by having a very different plot and telling a different story. It's very hard to tell what is going on, so I feel the movie is a bit lost. It's too different to be taken seriously. However, the acting is pretty good. Samuel L. Jackson is an excellent choice for the lead character. He's the guy you can identify with and feel for. He has this brooding intensity about him and makes his character a lot more interesting than any other actor. Naomi Watts is very good as well, but her character is not as well defined as Jackson's is. I think the film could have done a little bit better with her character. However, the rest of the cast is solid. The special effects were great. There were some times where I thought I could see some in the picture, but then they would go away. Overall, this is a good movie, but it's not great.

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Mark Mason

This movie is a spectacular start for the new generation of great Sci-Fi films. It has the look of a commercial movie and some of the actors have never been seen before. It was a lot of fun to watch and I would recommend it to everyone. This movie should be seen by all. I also recommend you see the classic Waking Life movie. It is much better than this movie and is much more entertaining. If you like science fiction movies, you will like this movie. If you don't like sci-fi, you probably won't like this movie. The movie is good for anyone.

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Janet D.

A sci-fi film I was told I would hate, but I don't regret watching it. I found the premise to be interesting, and the movie was well done. It was a few things that seemed a bit to logical, but other than that I think the movie was okay. You have to remember though that this was made at the same time as the 1983 film "Alien", so the aliens themselves could have been more scary. But other than that the movie was very entertaining, and that was what really drew me in. The acting was good, the special effects were good, the premise was good, the actors were good. It's just that the film is a bit too complicated to follow, and it's not that exciting. I gave it a 7 because it was a very good movie. And I recommend it to people that enjoy sci-fi films, but it's not great. It's not the worst movie I've seen, but I found it to be slightly disappointing.

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Denise Soto

A strange story, this, about a meteor shower and a group of people on a train to find out what is happening. Everything turns out to be wrong and the leader of the group is killed. The group is stranded, on the beach of a deserted town, and has to figure out what is going on. In the meantime a stranger is on the train, called the Wave, who is found by the group, but why he is there, and what is his purpose, is not explained. There is no story, and very little in the way of motivation or character development, but you feel that this film could have been better. The cast is good, with a young Greg Kinnear as the leader of the group, but it is very hard to tell what is going on. The acting is fine, it is not memorable, and it is the action scenes that make this worth watching. The Wave is one of the better Sci-fi/thriller films in the last decade, but it is worth watching, even though there is little explanation, and it is not without its flaws.

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Andrew Garcia

This movie looks pretty impressive from the previews I've seen. For those who don't know the story it's about a mysterious wave that sweeps the world, turning people into zombies and people into monsters. The lead character in the movie is a woman who has been turned into a monster by the wave. She has to make a decision about her own life or to get back to her normal life. I'm not really sure if I would call this a "serious" movie or not. The acting is good, especially the lead and the supporting characters. The story is a bit cliched, but it does move along at a decent pace. The special effects are nice, but that's all I can really say. I really can't think of a single negative thing about the movie. There are a few nice surprises in the movie, and the characters are likable. There are a few problems with the movie, but the movie overall is fairly enjoyable.

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The Wave is a film which I'd never heard of before it came out. I heard it was a horror movie but wasn't sure what I was in for. I should have listened to my gut and watched it. I really liked the movie. It wasn't the most original but I really loved the story, and how it was told. I'd recommend this movie to anyone looking for a good story, thriller, or horror movie. This movie wasn't exactly scary but I felt it was very creepy, the characters were very well drawn, and the actors did an excellent job acting. If you like these types of movies, I would definitely recommend this one. It was one of the best films I've seen in a while, and if I ever get the chance to see it again, I'll be sure to buy it. So if you like that kind of movie, I'd definitely recommend this one.

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Janice M.

Waves is a movie that I really enjoyed, although I wasn't sure that it would be as good as I had hoped. It has a very interesting plot, and although I expected it to be a lot better than what it was, it was still good. There are a lot of exciting sequences, including some pretty stunning underwater shots. The story is really good. The plot is fairly intricate, and while it doesn't add a lot of new stuff, it's still a very interesting story that keeps you interested. The acting in the film is decent, but not outstanding. Still, I found the acting to be decent, but not great. The other actors are competent. The special effects are really good, and the special effects are amazing. Some of the special effects are good, and some of them are pretty much awesome. One thing that I really liked was that the special effects are quite realistic, which is a big deal when you're looking for a Sci-Fi/horror movie. The music in the film is also very good. It has a lot of different types of music that is really fitting to the movie. The movie has a very good production design, and it's very well made. It has a lot of unique and atmospheric locations. The movie is pretty decent, and it definitely delivers a lot of entertainment, but it's not a very good movie. It's not terrible, but it's not great either. It's a decent movie, but it's not a very good movie. The movie is pretty decent, but it's not great.

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The wave is a Sci-Fi movie that mixes two great concepts of futurism and paranoia. The wave is a futuristic world that doesn't exist, it is a parallel universe, an alternative reality. A city in which aliens are visiting, and about to invade the world. The city is built on a sand city on a single island. That's why it is called a wave. On this island, there is no one and the people live in the waves, underwater. They are scared by their presence, but for a long time they ignore it. In the middle of the wave is a private island, where everyone lives, and nobody will go to the beach or the waves. Then one of the people arrives, named Kyle, who works for an alien, who has sent him to this island to get his girlfriend and to find a missing girl. A game of survival of sorts ensues. The acting is good, and the special effects are very good. If you like a little sci-fi horror, this is a movie for you.

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Warm and sensitive kids live in a secret mansion in a rural area of England. One day, a man named Sam begins to slowly disappear. He has taken out the main power source in the house and is now trying to run out of power. He asks the kids for help. The kids have a plan to eliminate the mysterious, mysterious man. The kids are Tom Hardy, Gemma Arterton, and Jonny Lee Miller. The story was great and the actors were wonderful. It was a thriller and it was also a great movie! The acting was fantastic. The plot was also great. There was something going on in this movie, but I couldn't figure it out. This movie is a must see! The special effects were amazing. The waves and the dead bodies were great! I love it. I recommend it!

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A lot of people like this movie for the twist in the plot, but the twist is not the point of the movie. The point is the interesting characters, the sci-fi factor, and the twists. If you go in with these expectations you will not be disappointed. If you go in expecting an action film with aliens and shootouts, then you will be disappointed. But if you go in with expectations of a good drama with some twists and characters you will enjoy the movie. I went in expecting a film, but I did not go in expecting a science fiction thriller. I went in expecting a good film with characters you care about, and I was disappointed. However, I would recommend this film to anyone who likes sci-fi or drama. I rate this film 7 out of 10. -Ray.