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Critic Reviews for Exam
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.
Claustrophobic psychological-drama is a flawed but intriguing exercise in script writing ingenuity and economy.
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.
Audience Reviews for Exam
Although it begins quite well, Exam is too unoriginal, drawing inevitable comparisons to The Apprentice and other films like Cube and El Método. However, the real problem is how pointless the story really is, reaching a frustrating ending.
Flawed, but still worthwhile answer to time-pass.
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.
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