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Empathy, Inc.2019

Empathy, Inc. (2019)

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Hotshot venture capitalist Joel has a multi-million-dollar deal go up in smoke, and he and his actress wife Jessica are forced to move in with her parents and start from scratch. At the lowest and most desperate moment in his life, Joel meets old friend Nicolaus and his business partner Lester, who are seeking investors in a new technology known as XVR--Xtreme Virtual Reality--from their company Empathy, Inc., which is said to offer the most realistic and moving experiences for users by placing them in the lives of the less fortunate. Joel gets the startup its funds but soon discovers that the tech's creators have far more sinister uses in store for their creation and that the reality it provides its customers isn't virtual.

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Like the start-up company from which it takes its name, Empathy, Inc may be a modest, low-budget operation, but it nonetheless accommodates some very big ideas...

May 11, 2020 | Full Review…

A killer concept falls frustratingly short of the finish line in "Empathy, Inc.," a dark morality tale that ambitiously casts contemporary technology in a throwback visual setting.

September 12, 2019 | Full Review…

A clever indie suspense that draws on fantasy-tinged notions of virtual reality and identity exchange to create an ingenious tale more in the realm of an intimately-scaled thriller than sci-fi.

September 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Leidner sews a twisting thread of surprises that keeps us enthralled in the concept. His script is at once intriguing, tense, and methodical.

August 31, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The effects may be a little homemade at some points on this microbudget endeavor, but the riches are hidden in a script that refuses to spoon-feed any answers to its metaphysical conundrums.

August 31, 2019 | Full Review…

It tells a solid story with verve and deft pacing.

August 31, 2019 | Full Review…
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