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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Netherlands | Germany | USA



Release Date:

16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Feature film debut of director Tim Smit. See more »


At 16:50 in the movie you see a sign in different languages. In German they say Stop the profession in stead 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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Star appears for 10 minutes, rest of the time it's a stand-in
19 July 2017 | by d.rustSee all my reviews

Yes, that's right, folks. Dan Stevens, the star of the movie, only appears for about ten minutes. He appears as Will Porter at his home, in his office and on the lawn. That's it. The rest of the time he's hidden behind some HUD device so the producers wouldn't have to pay him very much. The director has the screen fade to black while the character is knocked out.

The movie is a real big yawn, except for a couple of moments of intense fighting. As another reviewer put it, it is literally a First Person Shooter where you see everything from the protagonist's point of view. You actually start to hope that because Porter is a PILOT, that he'll take control of one of those fancy flying vehicles. Don't hold your breath.

The Pseudo-science behind the project (that pillar of light that you see in the poster) seems likely enough, but sounds incredibly risky as opposed to more "conventional" sources of energy.

What's the message of the movie? Hope? Desperation? Stupidity? How to make a visually crappy movie?

No, the message of this movie is save your money, save your time, and avoid this "movie". You'll be glad you did!

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