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The Steam Experiment (2009)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  1 March 2009 (USA)
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A deranged scientist locks 6 people in a steam room and threatens to turn up the heat if the local paper doesn't publish his story about global warming.

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A former professor concocts a brutal experiment in order to get the word out on the effects of global warming. By trapping six people in an urban Turkish bathhouse, he vows to overheat his hostages unless his global-warming hypothesis is published on the front page of his local paper. Written by Anonymous

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When he turns up the heat ... they will turn on each other. See more »

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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[first lines]
Grant: This is a *nice* hotel.
Jimmy: Yep. Built in the 1900s by a railroad tycoon for his wife. She was a socialite. Had a lot of friends, liked to entertain.
Grant: Is that a fact.
Jimmy: Yep. Then she died after World War II and was closed for many years. Then a corporation bought it, and now it's being turned into luxury condos.
Grant: Luxury condos... So that's why it's empty, huh?
Jimmy: Yep. Well I'll tell you the truth, Grant, we are the last guests. I bribed the management. They're going to start renovation on ...
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A non-horror saw.
25 June 2009 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

Even if I got frustrated with almost all the characters at some points I can't blame it on poor acting. They were acting their parts.

This is a mystery/thriller vehicle with good actors trapped in bad writing.

In the very first minutes of the movie, the main antagonist is honoring his mentor proclaiming how much he is ahead of his time. He's years ahead of his time, no, he's light-years ahead of his time.. After that he goes on about how the protagonist doesn't have the intellectual capacity for his task. It got me thinking.. "light-years" is not a measure of time, it's a measure of distance. Sure maybe the antagonist could be kinda slow but it didn't look like they were going for that in the movie. Sure, you could say that someone is ahead of others by "miles" or something like that but it doesn't really matter to me. I thought it was kinda dumb and that is what I thought of the movie as well. I really like Val Kilmer and I really hate that I so often see him i movies like this.

If this is broadcast on TV and you can't fall to sleep - it's worth the watch. But that's being generous.


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