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This low-budget science-fiction drama, winner of a 1997 Toronto Film Festival prize for "Best Canadian First Feature," depicts the plight of a group of people clad in prison-style uniforms and trapped in futuristic cube-like metal cells. Their memories are hazy; no one can recall how they got there. Alderson (Julian Richings) awakens in a cell, seeks an exit, and arrives in an adjacent cube where he's sliced and diced. Former cop Quentin (Maurice Dean-Wint) becomes the group leader, and he's
Sep 11, 1998 Wide
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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.
[Director Vincenzo] Natali's handling of mood and pace leave Cube one of the tightest horror-thrillers of the late '90s.
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.
Nem mesmo os diálogos pedestres e as atuações medianas conseguem destruir o interesse gerado por um conceito interessante, ainda que mal desenvolvido.
One of the smartest, most nail-biting thrillers in EON's
The film's clever gimmick holds up well, despite a cold, clinical tone.
For the six trapped characters in this film their own warps are their worst enemies.
Adding to the narrative tedium are the often laughably amateurish turns by the justly unknown cast.
For all of the film's technical proficiency, it's a stilted and unsatisfying piece of work.
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.
The claustrophobic film is inhabited by six uninteresting individuals who'd have you climbing the walls in 90 minutes, much less an Sartrian eternity, and in fact the movie provides its own evidence of this.
Vincenzo Natali directs this science fiction thriller with an intriguing premise. Unfortunately, there's little to Cube besides that premise and some creative filmmaking techniques.
Cube is one of those rare films that make you itch uncomfortably on the inside.
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