The Trick


Action / Thriller

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George MacKay as Sam Bowen
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Victoria Hamilton as Ruth Jones
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Amber Rose Revah as Lisa Tremble
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Jerome Flynn as Neil Wallis
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821.62 MB
English 2.0
50 fps
1 hr 29 min
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English 2.0
50 fps
1 hr 29 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by chrisforeman-019206 / 10

Interesting but dry

Ignore the ultra negative reviews. This was bound to bring out the climate change deniers , flat earthers, anti vax brigade et al. So nutters aside, this an interesting although very dry recount of a hack, that produced a global storm about a world wide scientific conspiracy to falsify the evidence for global warming. The acting is solid but the story is kind of delivered in a very uninteresting way. Its worth a watch but if you think what you read on Facebook is the same as a peer reviewed scientific paper its probably not for you.

Reviewed by Prismark103 / 10

The Trick

Was The Trick a polemic or thriller?

On the evidence on screen, it fell between two stools and landed with a thud.

Based on the Climategate affair of 2009. Hackers broke into the computers of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit and copied emails and documents.

It was then alleged that chief scientist, Prof Philip Jones (Jason Watkins) and his colleagues manipulated data to suggest man made climate change was more prevalent than thought.

Under pressure, receiving death threats and the prospect of his reputation in tatters. Jones has to prepare to appear in front of a House of Commons committee. He is managed by a team of PR experts.

There was nothing here that worked as a thriller. It was frankly dull and the director had to resort to showing pretty pictures of the sea, fields and a lighthouse.

As a polemic, it was too preachy. Most of the audience know that polluting the atmosphere is bad for the planet. Suggesting impending doom just turns people off especially when they are going through a real life pandemic.

Reviewed by howboutthisone_huh5 / 10

lost the plot

All the elements are there so this really comes down to bad direction. If the idea is to promote action on climate change, the producers and director have done nothing except muddle things with this mishmash convoluted story. I vaguely remember when the real story broke but didn't remember the details which may be why I didn't get this film. For more than 30 mins in I had no idea what the story was about because it was just a jumble of different scenes and characters and it just made no sense and most of it was not about the main character at all, just the peripheries of the story. The main character was relegated to 1 dimensional cartoon figure constantly crying and raising his hands to his head like "The Scream" but they used so much idiotic technobabble it was hard to understand exactly what he did to deserve persecution for most of the first third of the film. Too many scenes, too much melodrama, and too many cliches, and too little relation to the main character. The acting was great; but the story direction was awful. And of course at the end there's the speech where our hero gets vindicated. But, it's interesting on one point because it's a story about a supposed conspiracy to deceive that is blamed on another conspiracy against the conspiracy but in the end, the story is about nothing much at all. Well, that is, if there was some plot of importance, they lost it. (for the record, my comments are on the film, not the topic)

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