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The Subjects (2015)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 8 October 2015 (USA)
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Eight strangers go into a locked room for clinical trials on a new drug that gives them superpowers.


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Credited cast:
Paul O'Brien ... John
Charlotte Nicdao ... Lilly
Emily Wheaton ... Jenna
Spencer McLaren ... Devin
Paul Henri ... Corey
Katharine Innes Katharine Innes ... Nikki
Frank Magree ... Giggles
Tosh Greenslade ... Phil
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paris Culbertson Paris Culbertson ... Fashion Girl
Luke D'Emanuele Luke D'Emanuele ... Business Man
Josef Gatti Josef Gatti ... Laptop Hipster
Abbe Holmes Abbe Holmes ... Sunskye (voice)
Dylan Jones Dylan Jones ... High Hipster
Robert Mond ... Glasses Hipster
Pip Mushin Pip Mushin ... Dr. Skye


Eight strangers go into a locked room for clinical trials on a new drug that gives them superpowers.

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8 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Subjects was shot over 13 days in one location, almost entirely in chronological order. See more »

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Superhuman debacle, works better as dark comedy than sci-fi thriller
1 November 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

The Subjects is the type of movie that utilizes "strangers trapped on predicament" scheme, with added superpower twist. This is not the caliber of X-Men nor does it deliver a cerebral psychology commentary of the powers' repercussion. What it does decently is producing satire of sci-fi which seems bizarre at first, but might just be odd enough for a realistic display of men given extreme powers with barely any supervision.

Story revolves around this group of men and women who are willing participants in a medical experiment. Most of the narrative is presented in mock commercial and brief tapes, and the rest moves along with the group's banter. The movie, like the characters, is confined to the room, so this is not the adventure fantasy type where fireballs are thrown at constant rate.

A lot of the plot hinges on chemistry of the cast, and admittedly these are colorful characters, almost too lively in fact. Sometimes they appear far too comical or predictably mysterious. These personalities are ludicrous versions of nerd, suave gentleman and thug instigator. The movie plays around with their oddities, resulting in a mixed bag of silly antics and actual violence.

Most of the banters are rather too strange, even for satirical purpose, although this does serendipitously produce humor. Its clash between serious tone and campy delivery can be too jarring for some. Furthermore, those who are not too familiar with sci-fi might not appreciate the cumbersome amount of fictional expositions.

This movie doesn't possess narrative depth or grand special effect, although it's presentably wacky enough for a simple entertainment.

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