Scopers 2014

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Joshua possesses a special gift that enables him to read people's minds and the government has trained him to use his ability for national defence missions.

Starring:
Nick Stahl
Runtime:
1 hour 33 minutes

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Scopers

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Product Details

Genres Horror
Director Evan Oppenheimer
Starring Nick Stahl
Studio Signature Entertainment Ltd
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Morton on 4 Oct 2014
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Scopers (or The Speed of Thought as it's also known) tries hard and there's some interesting ideas at work here but I found it ultimately disappointing.

The film follows Nick Stahl as Joshua, one of the Scopers of the title, who has telepathic powers. He uses these in his work for a shady government department, they prove pretty useful in that line of work. On a mission he comes into contact with a previously unknown fellow scoper named Anna. Their interaction changes both of their lives and provides the momentum for the plot, a slow burning romantic thriller with a few twists and double crosses.

There's little action to speak of, not necessarily a bad thing of course, but be prepared for plenty of talking. The budget appears to be pretty low for this project and it shows. There are various scenes of the scopers visiting each other within their minds in strange almost fantasy worlds - due to the lack of production values these don't always entirely convince unfortunately. Not everyone can have the budget of something like Inception of course which I think is the kind of vibe they were looking for.

The acting ranges from decent for many and pretty wooden for some of the smaller roles. To be fair, Stahl carries the film pretty well and the central romance is relatively convincing but a later plot twist feels kind of obvious early on so it lacks the intended impact for the conclusion. Overall, a noble effort but didn't quite do enough for me to recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blue Magos on 25 Sep 2014
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The front cover of this movie is deceptive - You might be expecting a high octane thriller with impressive special effects but not much in the way of character development. This isn't the case.
What you get instead is a very slow moving film, about a mind reading agent who is coming to terms with the fact that he has to be alone and he is going to lose his mind at 29... or is he?
The film never picks up the pace too much but I found myself both enjoying the character development and a little on the edge of my seat once the chase started. There's little to no action sequences and the special effects are restricted mostly to a psychedelic background when the characters are reading minds (which is quite often!).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By William Butler on 30 April 2014
Format: DVD
Don't look here for a pure action movie. This movie is like a smaller version of "Inception", it creates a unique world of its own and involves you emotionally in the characters. Nick Stahl has never been better, and Mia Maestro is gorgeous and immensely appealing.
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Wasn't sure what to expect - this film was suggested to me from my viewing habits. I am very pleasantly surprised - it has the same sort of vibe as Inception, The Adjustment Bureau, and maybe a smidge of X-Men but on a smaller budget. The smaller budget somehow makes it more believable IMO. Don't expect big explosions or uber effects - this isn't a blockbuster. Do expect some interesting concepts and a tight plot. Recommended watching.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ian.D on 15 Sep 2014
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Unexpectedly brilliant, scanners meets ...some other film about mind readers!
It's a good thing I take little notice of reviews with less than two stars, and words of less than two syllables.

Think for yourself and see how no real sci-fi fan can live on in this level of existence without seeing really good little film.
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Cheap movie, that looks like it was going to be an action one and is not, and that tries to be thrilling but in my opinion is not. The especial effects are cheap and could have been substituted by simpler ones and better dialogs... all in all, slightly entertaining but I would never give it a second go!
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