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Blackout (IV) (2008)

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Three people from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a stalled elevator. What at first seems like an inconvenience rapidly escalates into a nightmare.

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Claudia
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Karl
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Tommy
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Francesca
Alvaro Roque ...
Boy in Yellow Boots
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Storyline

Three strangers are trapped inside an elevator in an empty apartment building during a blackout. The asthmatic Claudia is traumatized with the accident with her beloved grandmother due to a moment of distraction. Karl is a widow doctor that loves his daughter. Tommy is a young man that has just accidentally killed the violent father of his girlfriend Francesca while protecting her and is planning to runaway to Paris with her. The tension of group escalates to a nightmare when one of the strangers shows that is a psychopath and sadistic serial-killer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Hope is not on the way


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Rated R for sadistic bloody violence including a rape, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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29 May 2008 (Russia)  »

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At 12:20 when the motorcycle pulls up, the boom operator, boom mic, & crew are visible in the chrome on the back of the cycle's mirror. See more »

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[first lines]
Karl: There is no chance. No destiny. No fate. There's only what you take from the world. And what the world takes from you.
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Pointless, ridiculous, dull and painful
7 September 2010 | by (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England) – See all my reviews

From the needless prologue and the bewildering opening titles that follow, it's clear from the outset that this film doesn't have much potential. And, to confirm such fears, for not one minute of its 85 does this film offer one moment of suspense, one glimmer of shrewd writing, one ounce of meaningful plot development or a single second of entertainment.

The plot concerns three people who become trapped in a lift, and whilst trying to battle their way out, they soon begin battling each other. Unfortunately, not soon enough, as almost the entire film is spent flashing back through the characters' histories, building up completely pointless back-stories in the hope of an emotional climax that never comes to fruition.

Following the remarkably ridiculous serial-killer twist that finally emerges, one can't help wondering which is more painful: 20 hours in a lift with a madman, or an hour and a half in front of this trash. This film receives 1 star out of 10, and it's all for Amber Tamblyn – the only actor that didn't make me want to smash my skull into the floor.


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