• Released
  • December 6, 2013
  • (Limited LA)
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
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Caught in the Web Synopsis
A young woman, who after learning of a terminal illness, is caught on video mistreating an elderly bus passenger. She quickly becomes the victim of a massive viral internet campaign, with her life, and the lives of everyone around her, slipping into...

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The Hollywood Reporter

By Deborah Young
In this fast-moving, densely plotted black dramedy, a faux scandal raised by an ambitious web TV editor comes close to destroying a number...
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50

Slant Magazine

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The film opts for didactic resolution instead of fully committing to the contradictions in identity and agency its main character embodies.
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50

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
Caught In The Web grows slack as its premise evolves.
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
No stranger to controversy, Fifth Generation Chinese filmmaker Chen Kaige (Farewell, My Concubine) has always taken his country to task over...
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40

The Dissolve

By Nathan Rabin
The screenplay relies far too heavily on coincidences, misunderstandings, and characters purposefully not saying things for reasons rooted...
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33

The A.V. Club

By Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Since making an ill-fated attempt at Hollywood with 2002’s "Killing Me Softly," Chen Kaige has slipped further and further out of...
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30

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
A messy collision of strained portrayals, semi-comic incidents and tear-jerking tactics.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Inkoo Kang
Chen's grand opus about the perils of the Internet already feels obsolete.
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25

NPR

There's a stiffness to the actors' performances that reinforces the film's ambiguous tone. And Chen's use of jump cuts is jarring and...
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20

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Amid much overacting, Kaige addresses the subjectivity and unreliability of images through this-isn't-what-it-looks-like scenarios that...
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