The Belko Experiment

The Belko Experiment

DVD - 2017
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In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogota, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's speaker system to participate in a series of murderous moral decisions.

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friskm
Feb 19, 2018

I agree with many of the commenters that this movie had an interesting premise it never fully utilized. You expect death by office supplies and more relatable interpersonal drama and a more satisfying reveal of why this is all happening. What you get is a half-assed conclusion and possible lead up to a sequel. Human nature is explored a little bit but many of the killings are random especially the closer you get to the end of the movie.

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Ianandson
Jan 02, 2018

This movie was decent, but it is a total ripoff of Battle Royale and Hunger Games. Kind of a fun watch, but the other two movies are better overall.

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Deebo574
Nov 21, 2017

This movie was so bad that I watched 5 times. Terrible Film

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Tjavierb
Sep 28, 2017

I'd been looking forward to this movie for awhile considering James Gunn produced it.

However, I found myself instantly turned off by it when the beginning of the movie showed Bogota as a kind of rural city-town.

Having family there, I am sick and tired of Bogota being shown as rural or jungle in films when it's a huge, sprawling metropolitan area.

Am I biased? You bet.

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BigEyedZiggy
Sep 21, 2017

What a disappointment!! It was such a great concept, but the script didn't do ANYTHING to play with office tropes or the cliche interpersonal politics that make cubicle jockeying such a...special...experience. It wasn't the least bit funny--totally unusual for a James Gunn movie to have NO sense of humor--and the death scenes were completely boring. Very little use of "found objects." I was expecting, you know, comically prolonged death by stapler, death by copy machine, strangulation by phone cords, etc. I'm angry about what a squandered opportunity this movie was.

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KennyBania
Sep 08, 2017

One of the dumbest movies I ever saw!

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dolphinwolf
Aug 05, 2017

Kept me watching. You know it is an entertaining movie when it does that. It's been a done before kind of movie but worth a watch for those who dont mind blood & guts.

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JackamoJames
Aug 01, 2017

"office space meets battle royale"...not a bad comparisom. The only thing I had an issue with is that the reason this experiment was done is never revealed in whole. Which of course leaves open the sequel. As a slasher flick it works well. Some fine character actors made the film feel professional. Call it a guilty pleasure flick that is enjoyed best by not trying to pick it apart but instead just sitting back and watching the staff unravel as they try for self preservation..pick out your good guys vs bad guys and favorites and see if you can guess the survivors.

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therhiannamater
Jul 31, 2017

Okay, this is not a film to watch for an in-depth plot with intricate storytelling. This is a slasher film without the villain. And it's fun as heck to watch. It is INCREDIBLY gruesome (I'm stressing this again in case the caps weren't conveying the message strongly enough). But, it was one of the few movies I've seen recently were the characters start up on what seems like a plot-driven storyline, only to be killed casually moments later. To me, that's just awesome storytelling. To others, I can see why they might consider it lazy, but think about what worked with Cabin in the Woods. There were many different paths that this film could've taken, and I'm so happy that it didn't take the obvious one. In short, this movie is gory, bloody enjoyment. So if you're repulsed by that statement, give this one a pass. Otherwise, let your macabre self have some fun!

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LauraSteinert
Jul 24, 2017

Even for a slasher movie, it seems a bit farfetched. We mostly made fun of it and pointed out errors.

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Ianandson
Jan 02, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: It's a survival movie more intense than Hunger Games, but less intense than Battle Royale

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Ianandson
Jan 02, 2018

Violence: Pretty bloody

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Ianandson
Jan 02, 2018

Coarse Language: It's a rated R movie

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friskm
Feb 19, 2018

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Ianandson
Jan 02, 2018

Ianandson thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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