Cube (1998)

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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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 11, 1998
DVD Release Date: April 15, 2003
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[Director Vincenzo] Natali's handling of mood and pace leave Cube one of the tightest horror-thrillers of the late '90s.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Nem mesmo os diálogos pedestres e as atuações medianas conseguem destruir o interesse gerado por um conceito interessante, ainda que mal desenvolvido.

Anita Gates
New York Times

Surprisingly gripping.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews inventive (if inconsistent) bit of sci-fi fun.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A bizarre, frightening, and clever new low-budget movie with a "Twilight Zone"-ish premise.

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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Alex Fitch
Electric Sheep

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.

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Clint Morris

One of the smartest, most nail-biting thrillers in EON's

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