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The Killing Room (2009)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  14 November 2009 (Japan)
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Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.

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Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.

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Once you're in, there's no way out.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for violent content and language | See all certifications »

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Crawford Haines: What language is that?
Tony Mazzolla: It sounds like Muslim.
Crawford Haines: That's not a language.
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String Quartet K.458 'The Hunt'
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by Eder Quartet (as The Eder Quartet)
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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To restate what was already stated about not being able to hear what has been stated
23 July 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

To repeat what I read in a previous review-- what did he say? The dialogue consists of a lot of whispering with cuts to much louder sound effects and screaming, forcing you to keep the volume remote in hand. Or, in my case, leading to apologies to the neighbors for the intermittent screaming last night.

More to the point, what did the movie say? It's a suspense/thriller, which keeps you waiting and really hoping that the ending pays you back for the time invested. This movie doesn't. The ending forces the viewer to realize how implausible the whole premise is.

I won't spoil the ending except to say that the ending is spoiled by the time you get to it.


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