Amber Alert 2012 R CC

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When a group of friends decides to follow a car they've seen posted on an Amber Alert, things start to go very wrong.

Starring:
Summer Bellessa, Chris Hill
Runtime:
1 hour, 21 minutes

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Genres Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Director Kerry Bellessa
Starring Summer Bellessa, Chris Hill
Supporting actors Jasen Wade, Caleb Thompson, Brooke Thompson, Tom Murray
Studio Gravitas Ventures LLC
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Inspiring Insomnia TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 10, 2012
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I'm one of those people who has not yet grown tired of the "found footage" movie genre, but "Amber Alert" seriously tested my tolerance level. The plot features a unique and interesting premise, but to have any enjoyment of the film, the viewer must be willing to suspend all credulity. Not just for chunks of the film, but for the entire 80 minute run time.

The film opens similarly to "Paranormal Activity" with a note informing us that the footage is in the possession of the police department as part of an investigation. Best friends Samantha/Sam and Nate are filming an audition for a reality show (which I presume is The Amazing Race.) They set out on a beautiful, sunny day in Phoenix, with Sam's younger brother, Caleb, as the cameraman. They spot a car identified on an Amber Alert highway sign, and Sam immediately makes the one and only wise, common-sense decision in the film - she calls 911. The dispatcher informs her that the police (the entire Phoenix police department??) are too busy, but they'll get to it eventually. This is the first of many "Huh, what???" moments. I'm not aware of any other crimes besides child abduction that police departments throughout the country deem serious enough to warrant the use of real-time, electronic highway signs. And yet the Phoenix police can't be bothered to respond to the sighting of the suspect's car? Very hard to swallow.

With the police unwilling to do their jobs, Sam insists that they must pursue the car, Nate pleads for caution, and Caleb continues to film. The friends bicker throughout the film: "We need to protect the child!" "But it's probably just a custody dispute!" "But how do we know???" "The police need to handle this!" "But they're not coming!" And on and on and on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By interstingmovie on October 21, 2013
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Came across this movie on Netflix... so I didn't pay. I honestly thought this was a real story and they were showing the footage that was used in court. Honestly with the yelling in the beginning I probably wouldn't have continued watching it had I knew it was fictional from the beginning.

The arguing really got on my nerves and like many others I was yelling at the television "SHUT UP ALREADY!!!" but at the same time that is what made it realistic because you do have that friend that is over the top with everything. In the beginning the driver "Nate" spotted the car and the girl didn't take it serious but then they realized it was the car and then he no longer wanted to pursue it.

Who got pist when he actually pulled off and got something to eat? I know I did.

Once I realized it was fiction I was actually glad because I was really really upset with the police officer and with them canceling the Amber Alert and the child wasn't ever found by the police.

Crazy thing and this is why I thought it was a true story because in our state there was an Amber Alert and it was called off because it was a parent taking the child and was late dropping off... the mother ended up killing the child. A lot of folks got in trouble over that.
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Reviewed by Amanda Jane Volovik "Chava": When I could get past the two main characters' overbearing acting, I liked the very fast-paced, scary and suspenseful plot in this movie. I had a hard time with the loud arguing, whining and yelling between them: a guy and a gal who are platonic young friends are at odds regarding a car identified as part of an an Amber Alert. One character's little brother is manning the ever present Camcorder from the back seat, who has a minor role.

This is a found footage movie and it can be argued these characters did have a strong effect on me, their interaction was so 'in your face' the whole movie it made me feel like I was right there for their antics and the scary moments. I wish the male character (who was also the driver) could have 'manned up' a little in regards to his female sidekick...exasperating.

All in all, the movie gets 3 stars despite its character/script drawbacks. The concept of pursuing an Amber Alert car was quite interesting, I always thought about what I would do if I saw the reported car's license on the road!
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By DJ on April 28, 2013
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I just saw this movie tonight with my wife and we have a 4 year old daughter. In all honesty the reviews go to show that we as a society have our views distorted. The premise of this movie is based on "what would you do". By the poor reviews I'm assuming many of these people are more movie buffs than family oriented. I'm a father and I thought it was a good reminder and had me on every emotion available. No it's not your basic horror or action flick but its a hard look at what reality could be. .
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By debbie duffy on December 24, 2012
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Cheesy acting and obviously a very low budget film. The trailer made it look a lot better than the film was.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By alexc on September 19, 2013
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I actually thought this film was very entertaining. It's low budget, but the filmmakers managed to create a nice atmosphere. I wanted to know what would happen at the end, and I wasn't bored at all. Now to all the nay-sayers: could you shoot a movie like that, with not much money? I thought they did a really good job.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By lindasek on March 9, 2013
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There is so many ANNOYING things with this film that it's difficult to even list them all, but I'll try...so
1.Start, super boring plus my heart breaks for the fish in their dirty overgrown aquariums...
2.The director wanted us to know that Sam was friend-zoning Nate so bad it was pushed at the viewer's face constantly...and I mean pushed...
3.Even before they've spotted the amber alert car our main character became frustrating to watch fighting over some questionnaire. All I wanted to do is yell at Nate to just answer it and Sam to keep her voice down.
4. Police. I will put it all here since there was so LITTLE of it in the film. Police will never tell you to follow a suspect car...police follows up on all phone calls with possible leads....amber alert is treated with extreme priority because there's a child involved and after 24 hours the chances of ever finding it alive drop dramatically, the chances of finding it dead are also pretty slim, so yeah...if nothing else the film insults police departments integrity and response time terribly.
5.Main characters never stop fighting, and with the camera view from the back seat it feel like a road trip from hell. Honest to all things holly, I've never suspected I'd experience it again...
6. Sam becomes super irrational, grabbing the wheel, jumping out of the car, running up to the predators car, garage doors, house, etc...jeez, I'd just duct tape her to her seat, for her own safety, consider some drugs and therapy for obvious mental issues, honestly the only normal human being that could behave so irrationally would be an extremely unlucky pregnant woman overwhelmed by hormones.
7.Nate never ending complaining and then wanting to eat, it was just annoying.
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