I liked where it was going until it hit the certain spot, which, to me, felt too contrived and odd. I do think it's a well-shot and well-acted film; the performances are generally great, and the score is quite unique. The problem with it is that at the end, it's not going anywhere and we don't get to find out the reason why the protagonist decides to give up everything they have and work at the apple garden/factory. It is no way near as good as Alvarez's follow-up film The Stanford Prison Experiment, and since I saw the latter film first, I was quite disappointed by C.O.G. It is unique, but I felt the film was incomplete.