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Hypnotic is a science fiction action thriller directed by Robert Rodriguez, who co-wrote the screenplay with Max Borenstein. Rodriguez also produced, co-shot, and edited the film, while his sons Rebel and Racer Max served as composer and producer, respectively. Hypnotic was theatrically released in the United States by Ketchup Entertainment. The trailers for Hypnotic sold me on the film, as I am a big science fiction fan. I liked the movie but it felt a lot like the 2010 film, “Inception” only with a different twist. See my comments at the end of this review.

Hypnotic opens with Danny Rourke (Ben Affleck), an Austin Police Department detective, in session with his therapist (Nikki Dixon). He talks about the abduction of his seven-year-old daughter, Minnie that led to the dissolution of his marriage. Danny is looking for a sign-off so he can return to active duty. Danny’s partner Nicks…

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