The Human Race (2014)
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Critic Reviews for The Human Race
Despite the essentially formulaic nature of the proceedings, the film does boast some nasty twists that prove galvanizing.
By the time half the contestants have been offed you may be less interested in who will win than when it will all be over.
Real suspense and shocks are MIA in a movie that's eventful but lacks the atmospherics needed to be scary.
Though the dialogue is pretty basic and the narrative dots don't always quite connect, "The Human Race," in its own gutsy, grindhouse-movie way, manages style, vision and tension.
The central gimmick is just another excuse to let the bloodletting commence in this low-budget thriller.
Audience Reviews for The Human Race
The name of this is really clever. It works in a lot of different ways.
A whole block of people appear in this weird area and are forced to race for survival. If they are lapped twice their heads explode. If they get off the path their heads explode. They have to race or die.
What I liked about this is the way in which the group started to behave. "The human factor." They began to turn on each other. Friends suddenly became enemies. And civilized peaceful humanitarians became killers. It just goes to show you what people will do if they have to.
Sick, fun, goopy indie scifi/horror. The premise may sound like a mash-up of "Battle Royale" and "The Running Man", but the film still manages to feel original. Well done and worth a look.
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