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Synopsis: Don’t Look For A Reason…Look For A Way Out

Six ordinary strangers awaken to find themselves in a seemingly endless maze of interlocking cubical chambers armed with lethal booby traps. Without food or water, they have only a few days to live. None of them knows how or why they’ve been imprisoned, but soon discover that each possesses a skill that could contribute to their escape. As they work together to extricate themselves from their claustrophobic cell, one thing becomes painfully clear–unless they learn to cooperate to solve the secrets of this deadly trap, none of them has very long to live.
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Cube 8.5

The pre-eminent argument that smart filmmaking doesn’t require fancy budgets! This Canadian production may not have had much money to throw at sets, special effects and name actors, but the storytelling is so gripping and riveting that it simply doesn’t matter. Heck, it doesn’t even matter that some of the details don’t always gel, ’cause the rest of the tale is so strong that is more than overcompensates for it.

Simply put: a handful of people wake up in a room and don’t know how they got there and why they’re there. From that moment begins a journey for survival supported by tension-filled, character-driven scenes.

Sure, you have to contend with some poor acting along the way, but it’s a small price to pay – it’s a sci-fi movie done on a shoe-string, and I’d whole-heartedly recommend it to most people (i.e. not the relatively faint of heart or people who want Hollywood endings). Let’s just say that I’ve seen this film a half dozen times now and I’m not tired of it.

I’d say more, but the less you know when you start this film, the better.

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