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Kill Switch (2017)

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A pilot battles to save his family and the planet after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong.


Tim Smit (as TimSmit)


Charlie Kindinger (screenplay by), Omid Nooshin (screenplay by)





Cast overview:
Dan Stevens ... Will Porter
Bérénice Marlohe ... Abigail Vos (as Berenice Marlohe)
Mike Reus Mike Reus ... Dr. Klintsen
Bas Keijzer Bas Keijzer ... Bektman
Tygo Gernandt ... Michael
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ... Reynard
Charity Wakefield ... Mia
Kasper van Groesen ... Donny
Mike Libanon ... Hugo


A pilot battles to save his family and the planet after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong.

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Based on director Tim Smit's short movie 'What's in the Box?', which currently (May 2016) holds 2,6 million views on YouTube. The 9 minute video became viral in 2009 after several gaming magazines reported on it, believing it is connected to the video game series Half-Life. See more »


At 16:50 in the movie you see a sign in different languages. In German they say Stop the profession instead off Stop the occupation. Probably a google translation. See more »


Mia: I thought this was a celebration
Will Porter: It is... kinda
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Proof positive that excessive use of first person POV...
19 May 2017 | by paraduxSee all my reviews

... will give you a headache it will days to get rid of.

The incredible LADY IN THE LAKE 1947 (which you MUST see) shows the correct way to use the first-person POV. It is an artform all its own and most definitely an art form that has NOT been mastered by Director Tim Smit in Kill Switch.

Them there is the casting. Actors are supposed to have range but it seems here as if the casting director caught Dan Stevens in Legion - where he does a pretty good job of playing someone who is 100% of the time on edge, perplexed, confused and puzzled -- and therefore elected to cast Stevens here as someone who is 100% of the time on edge, perplexed, confused and puzzled. In gambling, they call that "pushing your luck."

The story in the right hands with the right characters (I am remembering Sandra Bullock in a spaceship talking to herself for 2 hours, and doing a heck of a job) could have been clever and compelling. This is neither.

And I saved the editing for last, not because it deserves special treatment but because I had to find a thesaurus to come up with a word that describes how bad it is. About 5 minutes into the movie, you will wonder if the projectionist skipped a reel.

(Depending on your age, I guess. If you are a millennial, you may have no idea what a projectionist is, or even what a reel is.) The point being, you are already committed to the first person POV, God help us all, so why would you want to further confuse the viewer with herky-jerky editing as well?

Recommended? Being honest, no, not really.

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Release Date:

16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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