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The Show (2017)

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Today's audience has become infatuated with watching others degrade themselves on national television. They crave a wild argument, a bloody fight, or a publicized scandal. It has become the ultimate source of entertainment. But when the boundaries seem like they can't be pushed any further, game-show host Adam Rogers steps in to break down the wall by hosting a new game show where contestants end their lives for a chance to win money. Adam will only be satisfied if his reality show is number one in the ratings, and he'll stop at nothing to make sure he gets there, even if it means letting go of his humanity.

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Critic Reviews for The Show

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Neither sharp enough to qualify as satire nor emotional enough to be a standard drama, "The Show" exists in film purgatory.

September 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Early promise quickly evaporates once the film sheds its smirk and turns increasingly sanctimonious.

March 21, 2017 | Full Review…

It's cast mostly with small-screen actors, looks like early-aughts TV, and raises indefensible moral dilemmas that movies like "The Hunger Games" have long since rendered moot.

March 11, 2017 | Full Review…

There's plenty of emotion but precious little sense packed into this acerbic media satire that winds up more heavy-handed than provocative.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…

This Is Your Death is a brilliant concept, but tonal mishandling makes for another media takedown that's all bark and no bite.

March 15, 2017 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Placing the obvious philosophical hypocrisies aside, the film's ultimate issues lie in motivations, the film's and each of the characters.

March 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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