The Tangle (2019) Movie Review

The Tangle – Complex

Director: Christopher Soren Kelly

Writer: Christopher Soren Kelly (Screenplay)

Starring: Christopher Soren Kelly, Joshua Bitton, Jessica Graham, Nicole da Silva, Anil Kumar, Mary Jane Wells, Bel Delia

Plot: A secret government agency watches over the Tangle from within technology safe rooms, locations impermeable to the nanobots that make up the Tangle. Swarms of microdrones fill the air, the water, our very blood. In this world, it is impossible to keep a secret anywhere but in your S.O.L. (Secure OnTangle Line), a quantum encrypted hard drive implanted in your brain.

Runtime: 1 Hour 39 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Tangle starts as Carter (Bitton) is being questioned by Edward (Kelly) and Laurel (Graham) about an incident which took place in a location known as the Tangle, a safe place or so people thought.

As the questioning intensifies, Carter must try to convince the agents that he isn’t involved in the murder and even after Francesca (Silva) arrives to make the investigation even more intense, the clues point towards something else, an outcome which would show Carter as innocent.

Thoughts on The Tangle

Characters & Performances – When it comes to the characters, we are mostly dealing with the conversations, describing their actions, with Carter being questioned about an incident, he truly believes he has nothing to do with it and must prove he is innocent of any wrongdoing. Edward and Laurel are playing good cop, bad cop on Carter, looking to learn the truth, they will go to the extremes to make it happen. They have plenty to go through, with their own secrets that will only offer up more questions. Francesca is the higher up that has come to take control of the situation, pushing Carter to new levels for answers, desperate to solve the murder. The four main actors do a great job to keep us engaged through the film, with nearly all the film being dialogue based, which will drive the film even further along.

StoryThe story here follows a mystery murder in a new technology based world known as the Tangle, a place where there shouldn’t have been one, with us getting give the many different potential outcomes to the truth. This is a story that is dialogue heavy, which will keep us engaged as we look to learn about the truth. The story commits to taking us into a new world, one that could give us an endless look at possibilities as to what we could have gone through. This story might well come off like we have too much waiting to happen, but much like Memento we are left to keep guessing.

ThemesThe Tangle is a sci-fi film that creates us world where we end up learning about a new technology that could move communication to a new level. We get to stay in one main location, which is used for the interrogation going on.


The Tangle is a complex sci-fi movie that will leave you with plenty of questions, even after a solid murder mystery through the film.

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