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The Anomaly

The Anomaly
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Noel Clarke
  • Cast: Noel Clarke, Ian Somerhalder, Brian Cox
  • UK release: 4 July 2014

A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has a few moments to figure out how he got there.

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In the future, time is of the essence.

A traumatised ex-soldier (Noel Clarke) wakes up in the back of a moving van with a young boy held captive beside him. So begins a stylish game of cat-and-mouse played out against a futuristic backdrop where mind control is employed alongside cutting edge bio-technology in the fight between good and evil. This ambitious science fiction thriller sees director-actor Clarke using a clever premise to his advantage, constantly refreshing the high tension as the plot unfolds and keeping the exhilarating action moving with his impressive, bone-crunching fight sequences.

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The Anomaly

19 Jun 20142 stars

Noel Clarke's sci-fi puzzler squanders an interesting premise with repetitive action

You have to give Noel Clarke credit. Not only for his role as Mikey in Doctor Who or as an actor in Centurion, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Star Trek: Into Darkness and many others but he’s also written, directed and produced a series low budget Brit…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014: The best sci-fi films

10 Jun 2014

Featuring Coherence, Snowpiercer, The Anomaly, Koo! Kin-dza-dza and The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back Officially, this screening is called ‘EIFF & Empire present the Greatest Movie of All Time’ – a not in any way grandiose title. Episode V of George Lucas’ series has earned this honour after coming top of the poll of Empire’s…

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