Replicas Round Up – January 12, 2018 – Update!

Interviews

Update: Den of Geek posted their interview with Keanu and Alice Eve on youtube.

Collider Quick posted their interview with John Ortiz on youtube.

Replicas Q & A

Many thanks to amysnott for sharing eight photos from the Q & A with the Replicas cast and crew before the screening at the AMC Century City last night on instagram. Keanu was not in attendance. If anyone posts any clips, I’ll update.

Social Media

Many thanks to nancytapia_ for sharing her photo from the press junket on instagram.

Reviews

On Rotten Tomatoes, Replicas has a 13% rotten score by critics and a 44% audience score with an average of 2.8/5 stars as of 10:25am ET.

Movie Nation reviewed the film and gave it 1/4 stars.

Josh Spiegel reviewed the film for Slash Films and gave it a 2/10.

Update: Sandy Schaefer reviewed Replicas for Screen Rant. She points out that the film raised some some interesting questions about human consciousness and memory a and that the film is at its best when it plays out as a drama exploring these issues. She noted that the film breaks from this vein in the third act as the film is suddenly converted into a thriller. She is the first reviewer to question if the film was always meant to be this way or if it was retooled to be a thriller instead of a drama.

Box Office

Deadline has decreased their prediction for the films opening weekend down to $2.4M based on Thursday and Friday’s numbers.

Note: Deadline reported the following on September 8, 2017:

The picture isn’t part of the Toronto festival lineup, but was part of a CAA program of screenings of films and promo reels for buyers that was held yesterday. Replicas was screened 11 AM at the Cineplex Varsity. The reaction was immediate as five offers materialized, and CAA and Lotus (which is selling foreign) spent the evening with bidders before Allen emerged victorious.

The film was screened and resulted in five distributors competing for the distribution rights. It’s hard to believe that there was a bidding war over a film that is as bad as what critics are saying. So the question of the day is:

  • Did something happened to the film between the time that it was screened for distributors at TIFF and Entertainment Studios acquired and released it?
  • In other words, is the film that is currently showing in theaters different from the one that screened at TIFF back in 2017? If so, then perhaps whoever is responsible for the changes should have left it alone.

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