Cube (8/10)

Cube

Don't look for a reason... Look for a way out.

Overview

The claustrophobic debut of Canadian director Vincenzo Natali takes seven strangers out of their daily lives and places them mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out. A mix of thriller and psychodrama and a small budget film that gained cult status.

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Title Cube
Director Vincenzo Natali
Director of Photography Derek Rogers
Producer Mehra Meh, Betty Orr
Runtime 1 h 30 min
Certification R
Release Date 9 September 1997
Tagline Don't look for a reason... Look for a way out.
IMDb Id tt0123755
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I had no idea what to expect from this movie – and I think that is the best way to  experience a movie like Cube. It is a low budget Canadian (horror-)thriller that doesn’t rely on special effects (even though it uses some). It succeeds by taking the viewer on the same claustrophobic journey as its actors – you don’t know what is going on any more than they do, and it is hard to predict what is coming next…

The confined premise of the movie also provides some limits to ‘what next’ which you start to feel towards the end of the movie. And that is also why its sequels (Cube2: Hypercube; and Cube Zero) aren’t very good I suspect. But this original is:

Well worth a watch!

 


 

Cube (8/10)
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