Chasing Robert Barker


Drama / Thriller

IMDb Rating 6 10 356

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Uploaded By: FREEMAN
April 03, 2021 at 12:34 AM


Patrick Baladi as Olly Cliiford
Ken Christiansen as Cipriani Doorman
Celyn Jones as Blonde Man
Christopher Villiers as Robert Barker
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805.84 MB
English 2.0
25 fps
1 hr 27 min
P/S 1 / 5
1.62 GB
English 5.1
25 fps
1 hr 27 min
P/S 2 / 4

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by sara_vivacqua 1 / 10

The weakest "film" I recall to have seen

The scrip is linear, weak, repetitive and predictable. An empty history. A potpourri of stereotypes, which we all have seen many times before in bad Hollywood films(the depressed paparazzi who takes pills, his beautiful ballerina wife who commits suicide over a bad critic, the bully boss, the prostitute, the vengeance...).

It's clear that the director did no research on the Paparazzi industry but built his narrative in very outdated old clichés, describing the world a paparazzi like a bad mafia plot. The hold-on camera is amateur, narrow, the aesthetic is the of an advert.

The "film" is pure pretense and senseless. I don't recall as a film addict to have seen something so insulting to the audience.

Reviewed by caixote 10 / 10

An insightful and provocative independent film.

Chasing Robert Barker is a very well thought, gripping, and original drama/thriller It's originality lies on the fact it focuses on a character that has never been central piece to any film, the paparazzi photographer. I would dare to say it might establish a new genre, the "paparazzi thriller". This character that we all know about, but know so little of.

The film follows Dave, a dispirited photographer in London that starts doing Paparazzi work as a last resort. He roams around at night looking for pictures and, one day, manages to snap a famous movie actor as he leaves a restaurant with a young woman. With the success of the pictures, his boss, a slippery and charming tabloid journalist played brilliantly by Patrick Baladi, pressures him to stay in the case and get more pictures of the couple. As the chase carries on we understand what brought Dave to that position, at the same time as the film exposes how the paparazzi world operates: Bouncers, prostitutes, tabloid journalists, celebrities...

While the film draws strong elements from thrillers, keeping you absorbed into the narrative, the director cleverly set up this scenario against a real event, the phone hacking scandal in Britain. If you have read Hack Attack from Nick Davies, the Guardian journalist that helped to uncover the scandal and revealed the relationships of tabloid newspapers and politicians, private investigators, the police, and other shadowy figures, you will see that Chasing Robert Barker, although not focused on this, does bring some of these characters into the narrative, putting them on the way of the protagonist. A more attentive viewer will also notice references to the phone hacking on radio chatter and on some background TV.

I saw the film together with a friend that was involved in its funding on Kickstarter, and have to say I wasn't expecting much. But I was quite pleasantly surprised. The script is gripping, the actors are brilliant, music and cinematography are very good. The film does have some flaws, but overall I found it captivating, insightful and provocative. Surely worth the watch.

Reviewed by funnyfaceking 1 / 10

It's just a miserable man being miserable.

It's just a miserable guy going around the city being miserable to miserable people.

His drug of choice is being a Paparazzi, I guess. Something is bothering him from the past, but we never really know what it is.

Anything that could be described as plot is only revealed through exposition about two thirds of the way through. And even when that is revealed, it does not make sense how the man who betrayed him actually betrayed him.

This movie is awful. I cannot think of one redeeming quality. The other reviewers who keep saying "good film" over and over, well, maybe they just watched a different movie than I did.

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