Actors: Maurice Dean Witt, Nicole de Boer, Andrew Miller, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlitt
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Cube|
|A group of six different people wake up in an elaborate cube structure. There are a series of rooms, but most are death traps. They then realize that each one of them has a reason to being there, and that they all have a part to play in escaping. As they work together, they begin to get desperate and they start to turn against each other.
--Jack Bauer, Resident Scholar
|If you like old Twilight Zone episodes you'll probably love this Canadian SF psychological thriller. In fact it outgrossed The Phantom Menace when it opened in Paris but then the French always appreciated intellectual media over pomp and circumstance.
--strider, Resident Scholar
|This quirky 1997 Canadian production, made on the shoestring budget of $365,000 Canadian with unknowns, has a unique and stylish vision but a lot of poor acting and and only fitfully worthwhile script. Six strangers wake up to find themselves trapped in a prison consisting of dozens of adjacent, cubic rooms, some of which are booby-trapped for instant death. The protagonists are mostly caricatures -- a fascistic cop, a liberal-paranoid doctor, a timorous math student, an indolent contractor, a convict-escape artist, and an idiot savant -- but the plot raises reasonably interesting questions about survival through cooperation versus competition, and it's visually captivating. The vision is dark, sort of dimestore Kafka and Kobo Abe, and there is a fair amount of crudity and violence.
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 16.7%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 46.7%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 36.7%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- science fiction story
- escape from prison
Game where people get killed?
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- muscular (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- White (American)
- a fight for survival
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- 20th century (1970's to Present)
Takes place on Earth?
In virtual reality?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Tone of movie
- Some foul language
Kinds of F/X
- Things that change shape/morph
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