Nerve (2016)

Nerve (2016)

Nerve (2016)

Emma Roberts (We're the Millers) and Dave Franco (Now You See Me) lead this cyber-thriller as a pair of strangers forced to stick together when a viral dare-for-cash game gets out of hand. From the directors of Paranormal Activity 3.

Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico (Roberts), has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger (Franco), the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.

2016Rating: M, Adult themes96 minsUSA
Thriller
93%
want to see

Streaming (6 Providers)

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Having made one of the defining documents of the Internet age thus far with 2010’s Catfish, Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost couldn’t be a more fitting match for Nerve, a snappy, if progressively silly cautionary techno-thriller that makes the latter film’s odyssey into the perilous traps of online dating look quaint in comparison.

3.0

A satire thriller about the herd mentality that drives social media

There have been several recent films that warn or excite us about the dark side of the web. Finding the right genre label for some is a challenge. For example, Nerve (2016) includes standard rom-com themes like girlfriend rivalry, coming of age bravado, truth or dare gaming, plus sci-fi themes about the dominance of techno-wizardry and the virtual realities...

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

"Nerve," let's be clear, isn't a movie to take seriously, yet its fast lunge at topicality - the way it uses the contest at its centre as a lightning-rod metaphor for how young adults interact in the digital age - is part of what's fun about it.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Other films - including David Fincher's The Game (1997) - have done this better, but with its engaging story, energetic soundtrack and slick production values, Nerve is an easy watch for restless young minds.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

[The] screenplay... amounts to little more than a string of flashy stunts before fizzling to a contrived close. For all its hints at imminent catastrophe, "Nerve" feels surprisingly tame.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The pros slightly edge out the cons to make this perils-of-the-dark-web story appealing, and potentially a breakout success for the junior high set.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Just as they did with 2010 "documentary" Catfish, directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman have delivered one of this year's most timely and terrifying films.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

As entertainment goes, Nerve is fun due to the chemistry of its leads, but it's what it has to say that is where it makes its mark.

3.0
New York Post

New York Post

press

The sharpest, wildest and most unpredictable thriller I've seen this year...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Mr. Robot" meets "Battle Royale"... a neon-saturated teenage dream, high on first kisses and digital hearts.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

With its attractive young cast and a multiplatform media campaign, Nerve won't need to rely on going viral to find its audience, but it's unlikely to be trending for long once viewers digest its simplistically cautionary message.

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Having made one of the defining documents of the Internet age thus far with 2010’s Catfish, Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost couldn’t be a more fitting match for Nerve, a snappy, if progressively silly cautionary techno-thriller that makes the latter film’s odyssey into the perilous traps of online dating look quaint in comparison.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

"Nerve," let's be clear, isn't a movie to take seriously, yet its fast lunge at topicality - the way it uses the contest at its centre as a lightning-rod metaphor for how young adults interact in the digital age - is part of what's fun about it.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Other films - including David Fincher's The Game (1997) - have done this better, but with its engaging story, energetic soundtrack and slick production values, Nerve is an easy watch for restless young minds.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

[The] screenplay... amounts to little more than a string of flashy stunts before fizzling to a contrived close. For all its hints at imminent catastrophe, "Nerve" feels surprisingly tame.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The pros slightly edge out the cons to make this perils-of-the-dark-web story appealing, and potentially a breakout success for the junior high set.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Just as they did with 2010 "documentary" Catfish, directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman have delivered one of this year's most timely and terrifying films.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

As entertainment goes, Nerve is fun due to the chemistry of its leads, but it's what it has to say that is where it makes its mark.

3.0
New York Post

New York Post

press

The sharpest, wildest and most unpredictable thriller I've seen this year...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Mr. Robot" meets "Battle Royale"... a neon-saturated teenage dream, high on first kisses and digital hearts.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

With its attractive young cast and a multiplatform media campaign, Nerve won't need to rely on going viral to find its audience, but it's unlikely to be trending for long once viewers digest its simplistically cautionary message.

A satire thriller about the herd mentality that drives social media

There have been several recent films that warn or excite us about the dark side of the web. Finding the right genre label for some is a challenge. For example, Nerve (2016) includes standard rom-com themes like girlfriend rivalry, coming of age bravado, truth or dare gaming, plus sci-fi themes about the dominance of techno-wizardry and the virtual...

3.0