In Countdown, a nurse downloads an app that predicts when a person will die. When it reports that she’s only got a few days left to live, she embarks on an increasingly desperate mission to avoid her fate. This ersatz Twilight Zone premise is played straight with splashes of humor intended to alleviate the moments of throat-grabbing horror. If it encourages people to limit their screen time, so much the better. Written and directed by Justin Dec. Opening wide.

 

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