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A detective investigates reality-bending crimes connected to his missing daughter, pursued by a lethal specter.


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Hypnotic is a film that has all the markings of those suspense productions that used to (or still do?) air in the late hours on open television. These are suspense movies that pretend to be more complex than they really are, with convoluted plots that entertain. Directed by Robert Rodriguez (Alita, Machete Kills), the feature follows detective Danny Rourke (Ben Affleck), who finds himself entangled in a criminal conspiracy that defies reality. With hints of Inception, but far from the quality of the latter, the production takes itself more seriously than it should. So, the secret is to disconnect from all that seriousness and approach Hipnosis: Arma Invisible as a film that plays with reality in a police thriller that, aside from the extravagant script elements, is quite conventional. It's also worth it for Alice Braga's great performance.



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A detective finds himself spiraling down a rabbit hole as he investigates a series of strange, reality-bending crimes mysteriously connected to his missing daughter. Aided by a gifted psychic, he simultaneously pursues and is pursued by a lethal specter who he believes holds the key to finding the girl - only to discover more than he ever bargained for.

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