Movies Like Trigger Warning (2024)

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Chasing the feel of watching Trigger Warning ? Here are the movies we recommend you watch right after.

Directed by Indonesian filmmaker Mouly Surya (Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts), Trigger Warning is a technically impressive film that boasts beautiful cinematography and a handful of skillfully choreographed action sequences. Unfortunately, it’s let down by a mediocre and occasionally inconsistent script, as well as a less-than-stellar lead performance by Jessica Alba. Alba’s stunt double does well enough, but the actress herself is too lightweight to hold her own scenes. The CGI-ridden cold open doesn’t do it any favors too, sadly setting the tone of this promising but ultimately disappointing film.

The inheritance murder mystery concept is played out, especially in recent years. You only really bother with it if you enjoy the formula, which is essentially all we’re getting here. It begins with character introductions and a heavy dose of didacticism, and the crazy family soap opera turns into a whodunnit with all the interviews and the jumping timelines and the red herrings that get no rise out of you. You know how it goes, you know where the twists come in. Some plot points do hit the mark by their sheer ridiculousness alone, but for the most part, getting from trope A to trope B is terribly corny and dragging. Ultimately nothing outstanding, nothing new.

Genre: Comedy, Mystery

Actor: Adam Ferency, Franciszek Słomiński, Gabriela Muskała, Jan Peszek, Joanna Trzepiecinska, Józefina Karnkowska, Maciej Stuhr, Mateusz Król, Piotr Pacek, Piotr Polak, Piotr Żurawski

Director: Sylwester Jakimow