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Six people are inexplicably imprisoned in a booby-trapped system of boxes, with no hope and fewer means of escape. A high-tech masochist's "Lifeboat."

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cube was named best Canadian debut feature at Toronto last year, and there's no questioning Natali, clearly a visionary, is an important new talent."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"[Director Vincenzo] Natali's handling of mood and pace leave Cube one of the tightest horror-thrillers of the late '90s."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Nem mesmo os diálogos pedestres e as atuações medianas conseguem destruir o interesse gerado por um conceito interessante, ainda que mal desenvolvido."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Cube is a film boxed in by its own intriguing central premise."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Adding to the narrative tedium are the often laughably amateurish turns by the justly unknown cast."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Surprisingly gripping."
‑ Anita Gates, New York Times
" inventive (if inconsistent) bit of sci-fi fun."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A bizarre, frightening, and clever new low-budget movie with a "Twilight Zone"-ish premise."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The film's clever gimmick holds up well, despite a cold, clinical tone."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"For all of the film's technical proficiency, it's a stilted and unsatisfying piece of work."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"If writer-director Vincenzo Natali, storyboard artist for Keanu Reeve's Johnny Mnemonic, were as comfortable with dialogue and dramatizing characters as he is with images, this first feature of his might have worked better."
‑ Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle
"The lack of information, the strange Jack Kirbyesque details on the walls and the absence of any outside world makes the environment of the film timeless and suitably, subtly existential."
‑ Alex Fitch, Electric Sheep
"One of the smartest, most nail-biting thrillers in EON's"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"For the six trapped characters in this film their own warps are their worst enemies."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Startling at times, but just as equally distant at others, Cube seems to have it all backwards: It's a film in search of a one-act play."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
More reviews for Cube on Rotten Tomatoes

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