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One of the most powerful thought-provoking films out there
Don't mind the negative comments some reviewers give this film; some people just need the typical linear plot formula to appreciate a movie. But for those who are willing to step outside this structure and open their minds to something more daring and intriguing, Suicide Club is just for you.
By the end you will wonder what the hell just happened, and you will be on the right road to understanding as long as you're willing to throw away the notion of an action-driven movie and allow the thematically constructed characters and powerful scenes to permeate your psyche and lead to reflection on the influences in teen's lives that give meaning to and strip meaning away from life.
As for the overly used blood sprays that give rise to some complaints, they just contribute to the surreality of the film and don't detract from the ultimate message if one is willing to seek it.
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