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Cube Reviews

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James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 12, 2003
Cube is a film boxed in by its own intriguing central premise.
Sean Axmaker
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Ten minutes into this film and I wanted out too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Heartless. That's the one word that best describes Cube, a brutal and nasty attempt to explore human motivations and emotions at their most basic level.
| Original Score: 53/100
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
For all of the film's technical proficiency, it's a stilted and unsatisfying piece of work.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
If writer-director Vincenzo Natali, storyboard artist for Keanu Reeve's Johnny Mnemonic, were as comfortable with dialogue and dramatizing characters as he is with images, this first feature of his might have worked better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
Adding to the narrative tedium are the often laughably amateurish turns by the justly unknown cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
September 11, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: C
Alex Fitch
Electric Sheep
May 6, 2010
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.
Clint Morris
April 27, 2003
One of the smartest, most nail-biting thrillers in EON's
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 11, 2003
The film's clever gimmick holds up well, despite a cold, clinical tone.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 1, 2013
[Director Vincenzo] Natali's handling of mood and pace leave Cube one of the tightest horror-thrillers of the late '90s.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 24, 2003
A bizarre, frightening, and clever new low-budget movie with a "Twilight Zone"-ish premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
If you have an innate fear of being trapped in an elevator, either alone or with a group of panicky, talky people, you'll appreciate the kind of tension that Vincenzo Natali tries to work up in his sci-fi thriller, Cube.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
February 14, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
January 24, 2004
Gemma Files
January 1, 2000
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
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Ken Eisner
March 26, 2009
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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