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The Killing Room (2009)

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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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Cast overview:
Paul Brodie
Crawford Haines
Emily Reilly
Tony Mazzolla
Anoop Kaur Sikand ...
Orderly #1
Orderly #2 (as T. Joel Smith)
Michael Byrnes ...
Orderly #3
Gus Krieger ...
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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.


Mystery | Thriller

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

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14 November 2009 (Japan)  »

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Manbreak  »

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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)
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Though low budget, intriguing script
16 August 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I just finished the movie and decided to check what it stated on IMDb.

Like always, movies are underrated or overrated at IMDb.

Yes, this is a low budget movie, but the storyline (though it contains holes) is very decent. People who say this is a Saw rip-off, it is most definitely not. I enjoyed Saw I, but the rest of the Saw movies aren't particularly good. This movie is purely about cinematic content, not about Hollywood gruesomeness and brutal mutilation etcetera. If there is a sequel to this in the future, I don't think I'm going to watch it, because that would ruin it for me, I'm sure. But this movie was never set out to be a box-office hit, and I think that was never the intention. So I trust in them to leave it at this film, and not for them to make a cheesy sequel.

So if you enjoy a good storyline, it is worth your while.

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