Kimi is a solid thriller using a real struggle of Covid to make a story that isn’t as intense as it could be.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: David Koepp (Screenplay)
Starring: Zoe Kravitz, Byron Bowers, Rita Wilson, Erika Christensen, India de Beaufort, Derek DelGaudio
Plot: An agoraphobic Seattle tech worker uncovers evidence of a crime.
Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Kimi starts when agoraphobic Angela Childs (Kravitz) finds her tech job for new smart device company turned upside down. After hearing a disturbing recording.
Struggling to find help, she turns to the bosses of the company who she doesn’t know who she can trust. Knowing she needs to get the story out to learn about the potential crime she heard.
Thoughts on Kimi
Kimi is thriller using the Covid outbreak. Showing a mild agoraphobic tech worker who hears a crime on a new smart device and looks to expose the truth. Which could bring down the company she is working for.
On paper this is an interesting concept, with having only a mild agoraphobic character. Showing the minor problems leaving, but will do it if the occasion calls for it. The crime side of the story and the corruption within an ambitious tech firm is everything we have seen before. Even if we dive into different motivations for crimes to be covered up. The performance from Zoe Kravitz in the leading role is strong. With the supporting cast getting their moments to shine. Certain camera work isn’t the best, with the shake cam feel being thrown in too often, despite this not being a found footage film. This is a solid thriller with plenty of mystery going on, even if it is more about surviving.