Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one seemingly simple question. However, it doesn't take long for confusion to ensue and tensions to unravel.
Eight talented candidates have reached the final stage of selection to join the ranks of a mysterious and powerful corporation. Entering a windowless room, an Invigilator gives them eighty minutes to answer one simple question. He outlines three rules they must obey or be disqualified: don't talk to him or the armed guard by the door, don't spoil their papers and don't leave the room. He starts the clock and leaves. The candidates turn over their question papers, only to find they're completely blank. After the initial confusion has subsided, one frustrated candidate writes 'I believe I deserve...,' and is promptly ejected for spoiling. The remaining candidates soon figure out they're permitted to talk to each other, and they agree to cooperate in order to figure out the question: then they can compete to answer it. At first they suspect the question may be hidden in their papers like a security marker in a credit card, and they figure out ways to change their environment to expose ...Written by
Q.1. What are the biggest influences on Stuart Hazeldine's EXAM?
Q.2. Will the film disappoint those looking for a decent dose of graphic gore?
Q.3. Is there a flashback scene towards the end of the film that 'cleverly' reveals what the hell has been going on?
Q.4. Are there any plot holes/lapses in logic/moments of sheer stupidity that make this film hard to swallow?
Q.5. Express as a percentage the likelihood that the winner in the film will be a woman.
Q.6. If a person infected with the film's virus must take one pill every hour to stay alive, how many pills will he consume in a year?
Q.7. Is this film worth watching?
Q.8. What rating does the film deserve out of 10?
Q.1. Saw, Cube, TV's The Apprentice
Q.2. Undoubtedly. Although the film suggests that the candidates are competing for a 'job you would kill for', the level of violence is remarkably low.
Q.3. The first film mentioned in the answer to Question 1 is Saw; what do you think?
Q.4. Do bears do their proverbial in the woods?
Q.6. 8760, provided he or she is able to wake up every hour, every night to continue the treatment—which is unlikely.
Q.7. Surprisingly, yes. Although the script is highly preposterous and raises many questions, the movie flows impressively in real time, the cast put in convincing performances, and director Hazeldine maintains a reasonable level of tension and intrigue throughout.
Q.8. 6.5/10 (rounded up to 7 for IMDb)—it's entertaining despite its obvious flaws.
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