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The Belko Experiment (2016)

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In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

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In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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17 March 2017 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,137,230 (USA) (17 March 2017)

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$10,164,675 (USA) (19 May 2017)
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James Gunn was originally set to direct this film from his screenplay. However, when it was time to begin, Gunn withdrew, deciding he didn't want to spend several months working on such a violent film. He was also going through a divorce at the time. and withdrew from the project. He later said that he was surprised the movie was moving forward with Greg McLean as the new director, he was happy that he hadn't been asked again to direct, and he looked forward to seeing how McLean brought his script to the big screen. See more »

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The building supposedly became a giant defacto Faraday cage, but they are able to pick up a local radio station from inside the building. But nothing supports that the metal around the building is also acting as a Faraday cage. In many outside shots the of building you can see a tower on the roof with 3 Sector antennas positioned around it, this is likely a cell tower and due to the remote location likely the only one providing service to the area. With the level of expertise shown by the perpetrators it would be simple to disable this tower during the lockdown. It is also easily more probable a cell jammer or jammers could have been activated in or near the building. See more »

Quotes

The Voice: In two minutes we want thirty of you dead. If thirty of you are not dead, we will end sixty of your lives ourselves. Five, four, three, two, one.
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Perhaps I was just in the wrong frame of mind when I watched this?
19 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Threadbare plot of a group of people who are locked in an eight storey office building in Bogota, Columbia, and being forced to kill a specific number of each other by an unseen, poorly defined enemy in order for the rest to survive, takes a backseat to violence and gore, in this blood- drenched, wannabe thriller/ horror.

Anyone who has read any of my earlier reviews can see that I have little problem with watching something gory, if the plot can make it amusing, and grab my attention, which this didn't, hence the 2/ 10 rating. This film's first ten minutes seems like it will be a silly office comedy, before abruptly switching gears, and after so little of a setup, I found it difficult to care when one of its innumerable characters were killed. Most characters were just standing in the background, existing only to be killed, before its Cabin In The Woods- inspired ending drives everyone from the cinema (and I'm not joking, when the film ended, the 2/3 full auditorium was vacated within seconds)

The film makes little sense, features incredibly out of place uses of an awful cover of California Dreaming, and largely unfunny attempts at humour sink it even further, making its one hour and twenty-odd minutes run seem much longer than it really is. (Furthermore, if you take out the opening and closing credits, the film would only be an hour and a few minutes long)

Filmed in June and July 2015, was shown once at the Toronto International Film Festival, but the not released until March 2017.


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