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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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 ...
Prisoner #1


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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Crawford Haines: What language is that?
Tony Mazzolla: It sounds like Muslim.
Crawford Haines: That's not a language.
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References Saved by the Bell (1989) See more »


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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Patriot Act meets The Game
18 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a good suspenseful movie. I was left entrenched and also conflicted. Conflicted in that, I found myself vacillating among which protagonists I was routing to succeed through rigors of the 'experiment.' The movie also reminds me of the Michael Douglas movie the Game with a government espionage twist to it. As the experiment is alluded to be one of a test of apoptosis, Not sure if it's quite apoptosis in this context as apoptosis is programmed cell death, but I like the attempt at a scientific angle.

Overall, a suspenseful, interesting movie, that makes you think, what would I do if I were in the same situation. Most likely be in the 19/20 group of people.

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