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The Box Reviews

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

November 24, 2011
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Kelly treats what is essentially a Stanford University psychology experiment with inflated somberness.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 24, 2011
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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Is it an odd film? Certainly. Will it creep you out more than it engages you? Probably. Should we be rewarding folks who are willing to step out of bounds and make us think? Definitely.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B

May 6, 2011
David Jenkins
Time Out
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While it's true that the film's sci-fi antics are far from watertight in the logic department, there's enough eccentricity and ambition at play to charm and bemuse in equal measure.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

December 4, 2009
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Whatever you do, do not accept delivery of The Box, a package that doesn't know where it is going nor how to get there.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

November 12, 2009
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Kelly has talent, but for his next movie, he might try coming down to earth and forgetting about the people who control the lightning.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

November 11, 2009
Michael Phillips
At the Movies
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I think Kelly is a very inventive writer and I think he is his own worst enemy behind the camera.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 9, 2009
A.O. Scott
At the Movies
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I think that Richard Kelly, from one film to the next, has gone in some very interesting and sometimes puzzling directions.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 9, 2009
David Denby
New Yorker
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Kelly, as he did in Donnie Darko, avoids obvious scare techniques. Instead, he makes the bizarre, the surreal, and the frightening emerge from normal reality.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

November 9, 2009
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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After a slightly promising start, this great-looking but ultimately deeply confusing and unscary sci-fi/horror opus turns into a quite boring rehash of M. Night Shyamalan's post-Signs films.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

November 6, 2009
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Sincere and sinister and inevitably ambitious.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 6, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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If you make a preposterous movie that isn't boring, I count that as some kind of a triumph.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 6, 2009
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Some directors, it must be said, only have one really good movie in them. We're starting to worry that Richard Kelly may be among this select group.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

November 6, 2009
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The critical consensus is still out on Kelly, and The Box will do nothing to settle the ongoing argument regarding his ability to coalesce his wild conceits into digestible narratives.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

November 5, 2009
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Instead of sweeping you along, The Box just sits there like something unclaimed at lost and found. Damaged goods.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2/4

November 5, 2009
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Kelly tries to gather so many ideas under this movie's umbrella: He has strong ideas about the necessity of compassion in everyday life. He wonders what awaits us after death. But he can't flesh out all of these ideas properly, or even haphazardly.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

November 5, 2009
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Have you ever actually tried watching paint dry? A sloth walk? Grass grow? You can have all the thrills with none of the chills courtesy of The Box, the painfully sluggish new sci-fi morality play from Donnie Darko creator Richard Kelly.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

November 5, 2009
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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"The Box" looks like a fairly nifty package of premise and paranoia until Kelly unpacks it, and a lot of both the fun and fear go out of the film as you feel it stumble towards the finish line and realize it's stuffed with recycled goods.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 5, 2009
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's not slick, standard sci-fi, sure -- and that's a good thing.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

November 5, 2009
David Germain
Associated Press
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What button, on whose box, did Kelly push to get the money to make this awful, preposterous thriller?

Full Review Source: Associated Press

November 4, 2009
Jordan Mintzer
Variety
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The pic reveals the hazards of taking Twilight Zone material too far and too seriously.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 28, 2009
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