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The Killing Room (2009)

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Four volunteers sign up for what initially appears to be a typical paid research study, only to discover that they've unwittingly become involved with a classified government program that was said to have been terminated nearly two decades ago, in this tense psychological thriller from director Jonathan Liebesman (Darkness Falls, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning). The allure of a little extra cash proving too powerful to resist, four strangers decide to partake in a paid research study. As

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Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense

Gus Krieger, Ann Peacock

Oct 13, 2009

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A high-concept/low-impact twist on torture porn, The Killing Room will likely do its slaying on DVD.

September 1, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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Going out on a limb to say I like this one. Interesting plot, though highly unlikely...even during the Bush Administration. A fair amount of suspense as well. Paul Chambers, CNN.

October 20, 2009 Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Comment (1)
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Brutal, daring and utterly unpedictable - three qualities quite rare in movies these days.

August 3, 2009 Full Review Source: MTV

Unremittingly gripping and unnerving, The Killing Room transforms a simple premise into an almost unbearably tense experience.

May 9, 2009 Full Review Source: Screen International | Comment (1)
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One feels a sense of gratitude when a horror-thriller even bothers with unexpected divergences or surprises that feel relatively satisfying.

March 3, 2009 Full Review Source: FEARnet | Comment (1)
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I really enjoyed the concept of this movie, but the way it was executed and portrayed was just boring and uninteresting enough to make it a good movie.
June 5, 2011
FiLmCrAzY
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A rather simple and poor thriller. I can't believe Clea Duvall has such a small part. Similar to quite a few films, although I wouldn't say it's like the Saw films. It's more like Cube, House of 9, The Experiment.
June 1, 2011
Deano78

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A triumph from Director, Jonathan Liebesman. An intensely entertaining and utterly unpredictable edge of your seat thriller. A brilliant, taut, twisted, stylish and electrifying film. A great movie. It's a knockout. A heart-pounding, bone-chilling and relentlessly exhilarating psychological thriller that delivers pulse-racing suspense and keeps you guessing right till the explosive conclusion. It runs on fear-fuel as well as gut-wrenching terror. The cast all deliver riveting performances. Theirs some surprisingly strong work being done by Timothy Hutton, Nick Cannon and Shea Whigham. Peter Stormare gives a chilling and gripping performance. A solidly crafted film with a lot going for it. A gripping and compelling nail-biter that delivers unbelievable tension from beginning to end. This film is an experiment...in awesome and works well.
April 20, 2011
allan913

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The Killing Room isn't an original idea, it's one of those phase Horror/Thriller themes replicated in many other films.

To give it credit, the acting isn't too bad, but it is painfully slow moving with a bit of a dampner of an ending.
January 28, 2011
76Majikat

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    1. Ms. Reilly: Where do we draw the line?
    2. Dr. Phillips: When we have to fight fire with fire, there's no more line.
    – Submitted by Frances H (7 months ago)
    1. Dr. Phillips: People will do anything to survive, don't you think?
    – Submitted by Frances H (7 months ago)
    1. Dr. Phillips: Most candidates can't even look in that room. You can. Why?
    – Submitted by Frances H (7 months ago)
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