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The Thinning (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Horror | 12 October 2016 (USA)
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In a future, overcrowded, dystopian society, students with the lowest test scores are culled. Two students discover errors with the test.
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Logan Paul ... Blake Redding
Peyton List ... Laina Michaels
Lia Marie Johnson ... Ellie Harper
Calum Worthy ... Kellan Woods
Ryan Whitney ... Sarah Foster (as Ryan Newman)
Michael Traynor ... Mason King
Stacey Dash ... Kendra Birch
Matthew Glave ... Gov. Dean Redding
Robert Gant ... Vince Davi
Kiersten Warren ... Barbara Michaels
Jana Winternitz ... Ms. Cole
Patrick O'Sullivan ... Mr. Glass
Amy Paffrath ... Wendy Banks
Jeff Corbett ... Victor Woods
Laura Harring ... Georgina Preston
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"The Thinning" takes place in a future plagued by overcrowding where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test. When two students (Logan Paul and Peyton List) discover the test is smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy, they must fight the system to expose it and take it down. Written by Legendary Digital Media

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Only the smartest will survive.


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This movie also contains Lia Marie Johnson, who was once before with another vine star in a movie called Expelled, featuring Cameron Dallas. Logan Paul is also a vine star along with his brother Jake Paul. See more »

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When the pupils are about to be killed they remove all of their clothing. It shows the girls bare shoulders, so bra's have also been removed. After Blake and Liana are in the pool and they are about to change clothes Liana has a bra on. See more »

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Followed by The Thinning: New World Order (2018) See more »

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For a land of smart people, why is everyone so stupid
28 March 2017 | by duanekimballSee all my reviews

Just a few nitpicky things that will drive you nuts.

1) This is a thinning of the population via testing scores. So why are all the security guards so stupid. Also, who is going to want to work at Burger Queen? 2) A test this important that can easily be cheated or manipulated..not likely 3) No funerals for the people killed? 4) I was gathering from the dialog that Texas has this test but other states may not. Why live there? (or in the USA if it the only testing country) 5) Did I mention the guards... not only are they stupid, they can't fight either 6) There is no twist at the end because wouldn't there be fewer people to take the test each year, hence no need to make LOTS of testing machines?


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