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Circle (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 16 October 2015 (USA)
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Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allegra Masters ... The Pregnant Girl
Aimee McKay ... Beth
Ashley Key ... The Young Girl
Autumn Federici ... Woman #4
Bill Lewis ... The Oldest Man
Brent Stiefel ... Young Man
Cameron Cruz ... Guy (as Cameron Connerty)
Carter Jenkins ... The College Guy
Cesar Garcia ... The Tattooed Man
Coley Speaks ... The African American Man
Daniel Lench ... The Rich Man
Daniel Yelsky ... Shaun
David Reivers ... Bruce
David Saucedo ... The Hispanic Man
DeMaris Gordon DeMaris Gordon ... Older Woman #2
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In a massive, mysterious chamber, fifty strangers awaken to find themselves trapped with no memory of how they got there. Every two minutes, one of them must die... Executed by an electrical pulse generated from a source within the chamber. At first the attacks seem random, but, soon the strangers realize that they, as a group, have the power to decide who will be the next to be killed: by the power of the vote. Mob mentality at its finest hour. A chance to control the machine. How will they choose who deserves to die? What happens when there's only one person left? "Circle" is a film about humanity. How we value one another and how people react when they are forced to make decisions under the worst possible circumstances. It's a film that speaks to the very core of what makes us human - Who we are, what we believe and ultimately, the lengths we will go to in which to save ourselves.

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Fifty strangers held captive are forced to choose one person among them to survive execution.


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English

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cercle See more »

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Circle was filmed in Los Angeles in just over 10 days, shooting at the unusually fast rate of 11-13 pages a day. See more »

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(at around 30 mins) In a close-up of the orb in the middle of the circle, the camera operator's reflection is seen through the orb's white stripes. See more »

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The Translator: In here we can't trust anyone.
The Translator: We should know that by now.
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A Clever Entertaining Ride
17 October 2015 | by HorrorOverEverythingSee all my reviews

This is a fairly simple movie, a bunch of people wake up in a strange room and are rapidly picked off one by one. However the kicker is that they get to vote off who dies next. I really enjoyed this, it felt like a reality show from hell.

The film gets going almost right away, there isn't really any build up or character development before people start dying. As the group gets smaller we slowly start to get to know some of the characters, but no one main character is ever really determined. I like that they did this, it made it so it was pretty unpredictable as to who would die next. The film is also pretty heavy on dialogue, I am pretty surprised that they were able to find a fairly unknown cast that was able to pull this off well. The majority of the characters are believable and deliver solid performances.

There are a few negatives that are worth mentioning though. One is that some of the kills were too random, it's pretty much like "Why would they randomly kill that person when they could have easily killed the person who is clearly giving them a reason to do so?" Not a huge complaint but just kind of took away from the film in my opinion. Also the ending was a bit stale, not so much to ruin the movie but wasn't exactly the payoff I was hoping for.

Overall this is a very entertaining film, it held my attention throughout and actually had me on the edge of my seat a few times. If you enjoyed films like Saw and Cube I would definitely suggest checking this out.

7/10


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