Hypnotic (2023)

Action, General Film, Mystery, Thriller

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Writer(s): Max Borenstein, Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Ben Affleck, Alice Braga, JD Pardo, Dayo Okeniyi, Jeff Fahey, Jackie Earle Haley, William Fichtner, Zane Holtz, Ruben Javier Caballero, Kelly Frye, Sandy Avila, Ryan Ryusaki, Hala Finley, Ionie Olivia Nieves, Corina Calderon, Nikki Dixon, Bonnie Discepolo, Kelly Phelan, Evan Vines, Patrick A. Grover, Jordan Hunter Jones, Justin Hall, Lawrence Varnado, Natalie D. Garcia, Carrick O’Quinn, Derek Russo, Steve Brudniak, Camila Téllez, Dana Wing Lau, Jose Barajas, Sonia Izzolena, Gabriel ‘G-Rod’ Rodriguez, Georgia Foy, Johnny Ray Amos, Kirtana Banskota, Ryan Begeman, Jesse L. Black, David Lane Breaux, Kristin Burritt, Teresa Castle, Tyler Citizen, D’Ann Connelly, Zana Crawford, Redick Edwards, J.J. Fernandez, Christina Gonzalez, Melanie Hawkins, Rasneet Kaur, Joe Lozano, Hugo J. Martinez, Ryan Murphy, Jeff Nicholson, Yvonne Ontiveros, Sai Piña, Michael Saccar, Nicholas Saldivar, Diane Selken, Caroline Spengler, Ronald Joe Vasquez, Heath Young

Synopsis: Detective Danny Rourke’s daughter, Minnie, goes missing, causing his marriage to fall apart. While investigating a bank heist, Rourke encounters a mysterious man named Lev Dellrayne who possesses the power to control minds. Rourke finds a clue related to his daughter during the heist, leading him to a fortune-teller named Diana Cruz. Both Rourke and Cruz are revealed to be powerful hypnotists trained by a secretive government division. Rourke discovers that Dellrayne, someone else in disguise, is searching for a powerful weapon known as “Domino” which was stolen from the division. Rourke and Cruz escape to Mexico, where they learn more about the weapon and the truth about their own abilities. As Rourke uncovers more about his daughter’s past and the connection to the division, he becomes determined to find her. The plot takes several twists and turns as Rourke and Cruz evade capture, uncover hidden identities, and encounter allies and enemies along the way. They discover the true nature of their daughter. The story builds up to a climactic confrontation between Rourke’s family and the division, where their lives and freedom are at stake.

Release Date: May 12, 2023 (USA) | Length: 92 min | Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller | MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence. | Note(s): Original announcement. A “work-in-process” version of the film premiered at SXSW on March 12, 2023.