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The Belko Experiment (2016)

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In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

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... Mike Milch
... Barry Norris
... Leandra Florez
... Wendell Dukes
... Dany Wilkins
... Terry Winter
... Marty Espenscheid
... Vince Agostino
... Keith Mclure
... Lonny Crane
... Roberto Jerez
... The Voice
... Bud Melks
... Peggy Displasia
... Leota Hynek
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In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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17 March 2017 (USA)  »

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O Experimento Belko  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,137,230, 19 March 2017, Wide Release

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$10,164,675, 19 May 2017
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John Gallagher, Jr. (Mike) appeared in 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) with John Goodman. Abraham Benrubi (Chet) played a younger version (in a flashback) of John Goodman's character (Dan Connor) in a Halloween episode of Roseanne (1988). See more »

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When Dany and Roberto are trapped above the moving elevator, it shows Barry going to the top floor. While this is convenient for the scene, it doesn't make sense for Barry to be heading to an empty floor immediately following orders to kill as many people as possible. Furthermore, in the very next scene he is suddenly on the first floor. See more »

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The Voice: In two minutes we want thirty of you dead. If thirty of you are not dead, we will end sixty of your lives ourselves. Five, four, three, two, one. Begin.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Belko Experiment (2017) See more »

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Rusalka: Song To The Moon
Written by Antonín Dvorák
Performed by Yvonne Kenny
Courtesy of Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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An Interesting Idea Executed In An Uninteresting Fashion
12 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Stuffed with characters you just don't give a damn about, and smearing the office floor with blood & corpses that keep on piling as plot progresses, The Belko Experiment teases with an interesting idea but it's executed in such an uninteresting fashion that it finishes as yet another forgettable example of its kind.

The Belko Experiment unfolds in a remote office building where all its employees find themselves trapped in the edifice once day and are forced to participate in a sadistic game of "kill or be killed" by an unknown voice on the company's intercom, eventually realising it to be a social experiment they never signed up for.

Written by James Gunn & directed by Greg McLean, the film sets its premise quickly, introducing its relevant characters in a hurried manner, and once bodies begin to go down, it never stops until the very end. The concept, although unoriginal, isn't entirely terrible but its translation on the film canvas is, for nothing about it stands out.

Characters are mere caricatures, a romantic subplot is unnecessarily added, dialogues are terrible, and although it doesn't hold back on violence & gore, it doesn't leave much of an impression in the end, for neither the plot nor the characters are compelling. Performances aren't any good either as the cast has nothing in script to build their work upon.

On an overall scale, The Belko Experiment is an incompetently directed, shoddily written & poorly performed horror, and is never for once intriguing. It is one of those movies that are forgotten the moment they end, and sitting through it isn't a breeze either. Dull, uninspiring & laughable, it is a failed experiment that brings nothing new to the table but may still fascinate those who don't mind the lack of a sturdy plot as long as they get their required dose of on-screen barbarity.


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