The Belko Experiment

2016

Action / Horror / Thriller

144
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 54% · 107 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40% · 5K ratings
IMDb Rating 6.2/10 10 59257 59.3K

Director

Top cast

Adria Arjona as Leandra Florez
David Dastmalchian as Lonny Crane
Michael Rooker as Bud Melks
Tony Goldwyn as Barry Norris
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
654.66 MB
1280*534
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
Seeds 9
1.35 GB
1920*800
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
Seeds 32

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by thesar-2 8 / 10

Office Space Available

"It's 'I just SAW the MAZE RUNNER in THE OFFICE's CUBE'cle!'" should be the tagline. And yet, it still works on its own.

Oh, and throw in THE CABIN IN THE WOODS. I just couldn't fit this additional reference in there properly. It would be rather long, no?

From the second I heard of this movie I wanted to see it. Some people like ghost/haunted house stories. *I* like real-life, or solid killer films. Something that could really happen or at least closer than some mystical ghost that has zero limits. So, yeah, this is MY type of horror.

Basically, an office in the middle of Nowhere, World, is shut down for an "Experiment" to see who can kill or will kill to save themselves. Of course, at first, these desk-jobbers think it's a farce, but then some drop like flies. It's ON then. Who will survive this closed-in massacre to prove their humanity? I guess that's the goal.

I've worked in the Dilbert-industry with all the tropes this movie portrays for the past 20+ years. Sadly, people put under extreme pressure for self-preservation might resort to murder, though it's hard to see it really happening. And that's probably the point. It most likely would truly pan out this way, despite us thinking it could never happen.

If you like real-life horror stories, government conspiracies in a fictional sense and non-spiritual mumbo-jumbo, this is right up your cubical alley.

***

Final thoughts: Just ask yourself, what would you do? Are you capable of erasing your morals and do what's right to save yourself or more lives?

Reviewed by Sleepin_Dragon 6 / 10

It's a bloodbath.

The one thing you can say, is it promises to be gritty, and it is, it is quite literally a bloodbath, watching people put under immense pressure, turning from reasonable individuals, into crazed killers when pushed to extremes.

I loved the beginning, I thought it was so imaginative, and offering so much scope for different directions. That scope was perhaps the downfall, it could have gone anywhere, and just descends into something a little stupid. I loved the tribal instinct, seeing people split and turn, that was well played out, but ultimately it just went a bit stupid.

I would actually recommend it, as on the whole it is worth seeing. 6/10

Reviewed by Platypuschow 6 / 10

The Belko Experiment: A bit of a let down

I'd been looking forward to The Belko Experiment since the moment I saw the trailer, it looked like it was going to tap into a sub-genre I love and the addition of the always excellent John C. McGinley really appealed.

The time came around to watch it and as the credits rolled I was left more than a little disappointed. But why?

It tells the story of an office block that goes on a lockdown, a mysterious booming voice barks orders at them that they must kill each other off in a sick social experiment. As you can imagine people react differently, and a blood bath ensues.

Also starring career villain Tony "Ghost" Goldwyn, Josh Brener, Michael Rooker and Gregg Henry this James "Guardians of the Galaxy" Gunn written movie is a bloody battle royale type but just doesn't seem to accomplish in its goals.

It has little character development, the lack of flow becomes very noticeable around the halfway mark and at no point did I find myself really able to care about these peoples plight.

I went into The Belko Experiment with high expectations, maybe that damaged the film for me? Regardless it's a watchable effort but certainly feels like a missed opportunity at something greater. For some reason I was left feeling that the film would have made for a better black comedy, but I'll guess we'll never know.

The Good:

Great concept

Strong social commentary

Quite a good finale

The Bad:

Doesn't flow all to well

Simply doesn't meet its potential

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