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January 20, 2016
Great concept, but flawed execution.

Ten strangers sign up for a highly lucrative but mysterious role. They then discover that they are to be part of a social experiment lasting seven days. Also turns out that the experiment involves murder...

Very interesting premise, and the first few scenes for the movie were very intriguing. The movie felt like Battle Royale meets Cube meets Cluedo, with a touch of Agatha Christie thrown in.

However, it doesn't quite deliver on its promise. While trying to be a study in human behaviour, it doesn't really capture human behaviour very well.

In addition, many plot developments feel contrived, and can easily be explained away, by means more obvious than those decided upon in the movie.

We also have twists for twists sake, some of which are telegraphed a long way off.

On the plus side, there is still a good degree of intrigue, and this does keep you interested.

Overall: okay, but not great. A tighter, more focused script and this would have been excellent.
½ July 26, 2014
The whole "Battle Royale" plot is always exciting, but this is a more shallow version. Less logic in the plot and thematically weak.
½ March 7, 2014
Inspired by Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" and reality TV show "Big Brother", the story sees 10 strangers sealed underground and manipulated into killing each other. Strongly let down by poor logic, plodding pace, and dull performances.
½ January 7, 2013
Para dez pessoas prometido um trabalho dos sonhos que paga 112 mil ienes por hora, sem precisar de experincia ou qualificaes necessrias. Eles so ento levados para um complexo subterrneo e remoto e so presos l em um jogo cheio de mortes e assassinatos que vai durar sete dias, at que sobre apenas um para ficar com o dinheiro todo.
September 11, 2012
Avec "Ch@troom", Hideo Nakata s'tait laiss tenter par son premier film vocation occidentale", pour un rsultat visuellement chatoyant mais la morale salement ractionnaire. Pas mieux avec ce "TV Show" qui, aprs les chatrooms, s'lve, avec juste une dizaine d'annes de retard, sur les drives de la tl-ralit. Si le contexte semblait au moins idalement taill pour un huis-clos suffocant, Nakata avait, semble-t-il, mieux faire que d'entrer dans les dtails. Les personnages la psychologie sommaire sont brosss gros traits (une suicidaire, un arriviste, un bon p'tit gars,...), les acteurs surjouent comme dans les Drama qui ont, pour la plupart, lanc leur carrire, et ce Cluedo grandeur nature finit par virer une "Battle Royale" o il suffit simplement de tuer avant d'tre tu. "Battle Royale" tait certes gnial mais il se droulait en espace ouvert et surtout, c'tait il y a plus de dix ans. Dcidment, depuis "The Ring", Nakata s'obstine, avec une belle constance, s'enfoncer dans l'obscurit.
July 12, 2012
Not really an original concept, but it wasn't that bad

Good stroryline, especially for the ones who love crime-mystery stories. But i think the director wanted this movie to be dramatic in the dialogues with excessive-forced-act from the Protagonist. Unfortunately, it wasn't that dramatic.

Honestly, i feel a bit annoyed with the protagonist (Tatsuya Fujiwara)'s acting and his character in this movie. It's way too much, and very disturbing. The slow-pace-plot trying to make the audiences wondering who is the killer, what's the purpose of this, etc., as the plot takes you all around the room with its big question and twists before you'll be brought to the truth. Actually there are so many clues (that related with the stroy) within the movie when you pay much attention.

Incite mill was trying so hard to blends 'any-reality-tv-killing-movies' with detective's story. You can see that from, for example, the figurines of Ten Little Indians (Agatha Christie) in the dining room; the rules of the game/experiment; the weapons that was in everybody's rooms, which each weapon has a title from famous mystery-crime-detective stories.

Most of all, don't take this movie seriously. Just watch it while you're eating your popcorn, texting your lover, and doing your homework.
May 15, 2012
If you like to be detective, you better watch Detective Conan or Kindaichi Case Files.
March 18, 2012
Vraiment bon! On prend 10 Petits Nègres d'Agatha Christie, on y ajoute un brin de technologie et quelques acteurs japonais et on se retrouve avec un bon petit chef-d'oeuvre.
May 18, 2011
Techno-Ten Little Indians, with a lot of set design substituting for any sense of psychological suspense or unpredictable mystery. Tatsuya Fujiwara is cast for type to play off of his Battle Royale role, although the cursory nods to generational bridge-building and backstory do little to humanize the characters in this instance. The young cast is generally relegated to romantic subplot, over-acting insanity, or staring into camera with a panicked expression to indicate a mystery being solved. There is little more of appeal here than a series of kills and somewhat interesting plot points tied to the design.
May 17, 2011
If you like to be detective, you better watch Detective Conan or Kindaichi Case Files.
½ May 1, 2011
I prefer the novel than the movie. Although over all looks not bad but the ending just way too cliche...makes me feel awful after watch this.
April 23, 2011
> 1/2身...實?~ 3/4 1/2<...but...
March 26, 2011
This movie is bruuuutal. It might have been marginally interesting 15 years ago but it's so played out there's nothing new. The characters are shallow and do everything against common sense. PASS
March 25, 2011
It was ok for a one time watch. Kinda twisted, but the environment was too dull for me.
March 15, 2011
Terrific little murder mystery...
January 16, 2011
The Incite Mill is a psycho-thriller film involving a game of death like we've seen before in films like Battle Royale, My Little Eye etc. Ten people, who were desperately looking for jobs and money, are lured into a locked building and to kill each other to survive and get the tremendous prize.

The main plot is nothing new. Anyway, the film is still fun and exciting with unexpected twists. But it could be improved. I find that some murders are not so rational enough. They should have added more background of the characters which has triggered them to such brutal action. This can contribute to the film which tries to depict several types of human mind.
January 10, 2011
Cute like a mild, PG-rated SAW, complete with the Jigsaw-like wooden figures and a lot of mystery novel touches. The moral of the story is the same moral every distopian future warns of. Nothing stand-out about it but it was enjoyable. I would have liked it twice as much if the lead had been a tiny bit more of a brave do-gooder at the end instead of a righteous rebel. I`d tell you why but I think it would spoil the ending.
½ December 31, 2010
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½ December 1, 2010
The story itself similar to 'The Experiment' which I recently watched, but the outcome of the movie itself is much different. The Incite Mills: 7 days Death Game, has a much better plot. But the only different was that, deaths are involved in this 'detective' style movie.
½ November 12, 2010
An interesting suspense/thriller with a great deal of who-dunnit detective work going on as well. However I feel that this bears way too many similar concepts to Battle Royale for Tatsuya Fujiwara to be doing something like this again. Either way it was an enjoyable film to pass the time.
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