Exam (2008)

Exam (2008)





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Shown into a windowless examination room, eight candidates have reached the final stage of selection for a prestigious job at a mysterious corporation. There is one question before them and one answer is required. If they try to speak to him or the armed guard by the door they will be disqualified. If they leave the room for any reason they will be disqualified. If they spoil their papers they will be disqualified. As the clock ticks down, they must figure out what the company expects of them, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Simon Garrity, Stuart Hazeldine
On DVD: Nov 16, 2010
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Critic Reviews for Exam

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (3)

Plot twists, lighting changes and shifts of tone work hard to sustain our attention, but the script sometimes becomes too involved in solving the structural challenges it has set itself.

Full Review… | January 8, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

A tight psychological thriller with a slight sci-fi edge. A great find.

Full Review… | June 9, 2011
Cinema Sight

Low-budget but handsomely mounted cross between Cube and 12 Angry Men, with some script input by mystery writer Agatha Christie and literary critic Terry Eagleton.

Full Review… | December 19, 2010
Goatdog's Movies

An intriguing yet uneven thriller...

Full Review… | November 19, 2010
Reel Film Reviews

Everything is just slightly mysterious and off-kilter.

Full Review… | November 5, 2010

Benefits from a bit of dark humor, some critically important editing tricks, and a mystery that's actually sort of ... interesting.

Full Review… | September 17, 2010

Audience Reviews for Exam

Flawed, but still worthwhile answer to time-pass.

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Super Reviewer

The premise is nihilistic but pretty cool. In the near future, eight strangers are applying for a job and a company that are not much more specified than that. They come together during the final exam, a white sheet of paper in front of then. What's missing is a question. The discussions and conflicts that arise as the clock is ticking down from 80 minutes´are sometimes realistic and sometimes a bit forced. It doesn't exactly help that none of the characters is particularly likable, but their struggle to come up with a solution to the situation is still entertaining, sometimes even exciting. The twist towards the end doesn't exactly blow you away but is still neat enough and it is refreshing that the solution lacks any sign of cynicism.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer


This story has been told a million times and with a frustrating back plot that is only hinted at I was left feeling exasperated by the time the not completley unintelligent conclusion finally came. I would say that this movie is definitely going to cut people straight down the middle and was nowhere near the worse movie I have ever seen, but I don't think I will be watching it again. Disappointing.

Unknown Hobo

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