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Six complete strangers with widely varying personalities are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director:

Vincenzo Natali

Writers:

André Bijelic (as Andre Bijelic), Vincenzo Natali | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nicole de Boer ... Leaven
Nicky Guadagni ... Holloway
David Hewlett ... Worth
Andrew Miller ... Kazan
Julian Richings ... Alderson
Wayne Robson ... Rennes
Maurice Dean Wint ... Quentin
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Storyline

Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned. Written by <dadroog@hotmail.com>

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Fear, Paranoia, Suspicion, Desperation. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sci-fi violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

All of the actors have appeared in the TV Series "Forever Knight". See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when Rennes rips a button off Holloway's jumpsuit and offers it to her, the button is "face-down" with a circular back showing. When the camera shifts to a close up the button is "face-up" showing the raised border and concave profile common in buttons. When the camera goes back to a wide view the button is "face-down" again, with the circular back visible. See more »

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Worth: I'm the poison. I designed the outer shell.
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Unique but ultimately unsatisfying.
18 January 2000 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Cube" is certainly a unique movie. The brilliant, absolutely irresistible premise grabs you instantly, and the production design keeps you impressed. The first hour of this picture was thoroughly engrossing and full of surprises; I would even call it "astonishing" if the actors didn't deliver some obviously forced, unnaturally "profound" speeches, and if the director didn't try to create dramatic moments by taking the easy way out - having the characters argue with each other all the time; if they acted as a team and tried to overlook their differences, THAT would have been the REALLY original approach. Still, the movie was fast-paced and fully engrossing.

And then, about 20 minutes before the end, it begins to collapse! The mathematical calculations become IMPOSSIBLE to decipher and follow. A major character changes his behavior completely. And the ending is a real disappointment. Some people have said it's "surprising"; I think it's a total cop-out. It doesn't provide any explanations, and it doesn't provide any clues for us to try to figure it out on our own. I watched the last five minutes three times. They leave you with an intense "THAT'S IT?" feeling.

Overall, this movie is definitely worth seeing, and the acting isn't nearly as bad as most people say, but be prepared for a HIGHLY unsatisfying ending. 6/10.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

11 July 1998 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD365,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,147, 13 September 1998

Gross USA:

$501,818

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$565,727
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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