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Circle (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 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 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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cercle See more »

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Eric has plenty of opportunities throughout the film for his plans to go awry. There are several rounds where he could have been selected randomly. He lucks out that the pragmatists' faction falls apart with the unexpected sacrifice of one of their members. His final plan would also have been ruined if the Little Girl didn't wait until the very last second for her heroic sacrifice. See more »

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The Mexican man does not speak or understand English. Then they make up the plan that everyone should vote for the person to their right side. They even do this twice, after stressing how important it is that everyone does the same thing. But the Mexican man could never have understood that. 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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Lets Talk
22 January 2016 | by supatubeSee all my reviews

So you've read the synopsis and want to see if this is something you might be interested in.

Have you ever seen, "The Man from Earth"? Did you like the movie? Where they talk and talk and show nothing characteristically typical of a Sci-Fi flik. Well, "Circles" does something similar with all the talking, except with strong horror undercurrents and themes that focus more on sociology and politics.

There is a similar "Cube" feeling, that confined atmosphere of death but "Circles" has a far better pace and manages to keep the intrigue all the way to the end with only ever using one room. admittedly I first viewed "Cube" well after its release and I find it so dated and difficult to stay awake through. It lulls me to sleep no matter what time of day. But I digress.

"Circles" could have fleshed out some of those intimate moments of the actors more thoroughly but I'm assuming budget effected time which meant that there were only a few takes. So boom. That one will just have to do.

Nonetheless I appreciate the themes this film shoots for. I enjoy a film that enrages me a little when portraying human nature as it systematically makes my brain wheel turn. Is this plausible, are we capable and would I really behave like that?

I don't think this a horror or sci-fi genre specific, rather more of a drama with the other two built in. I think if you enjoy a good drama but have gotten tired of the opaque sadness the genre likes to play in, then give this a shot. I think you'll have a good time wading through the tension.

In the end it was a great film where it simply holds a mirror up to the 2010's and says, "Take a look, what do you see? Wanna talk about it"


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