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Backtrace (2018)




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After suffering a brain injury from a bank heist gone wrong, MacDonald (Matthew Modine) develops amnesia and is put into a prison psychiatric ward. Following his seventh year in evaluation, he is coerced by an inmate and a ward doctor (Ryan Guzman and Meadow Williams) to break out of prison and injected with a serum that forces him to relive the life he's forgotten. MacDonald must now elude a local detective (Sylvester Stallone), a toughened FBI agent (Christopher McDonald) and the drug's dangerous side effects in order to recover the stolen money all while confronting his past.

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Colin Egglesfield
as Detective Carter
Lydia Hull
as Dr. Nichols
Matthew Modine
as Donovan MacDonald
Baylee Curran
as Sec. Guard Alicia
Jenna Willis
as Detective Bay
Geoff Reeves
as Police Officer
Jesse Pruett
as Jonathan
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Critic Reviews for Backtrace

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

A film so supernaturally boring that light bends when passing its dense outer mantle.

March 6, 2021 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The whole dreary thing looks as if it was put through an Instagram filter called Rotgut that makes everything look like it was soaked in weak coffee and bile.

March 2, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Matthew Modine is outstanding as an amnesia-stricken bank robber in Brian A. Miller's VOD-centric thriller.

December 14, 2018 | Full Review…
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After the first act, Backtrace turns into a needlessly complicated story where the characters are like carton. [Full Review in Spanish]

March 22, 2019 | Rating: .5/5 | Full Review…

It is no exaggeration to say that Backtrace was the cinematic equivalent of a headache. It's too ridiculous and underwritten to be a full-fledged crime thriller and too self-serious to be an enjoyable B-movie.

January 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Though the action scenes occasionally bring the film to life, there's an overwhelming lack of dramatic tension across most of the running time.

January 10, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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