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Would You Rather Reviews

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January 15, 2018
Literally this movie was taking the "would you rather" to the extreme level of life and death situation. I was shocked nor entertain by the movie. it was just taking the game too far.
December 12, 2017
I Would Rather Watch Anything Beside This (Spoilers)

Would you kill a stranger for a chance to win all the money that you can imagine? This movie takes a childhood getting-to-know-you game and twists it into a game that pushes its contestants to the brink of life or even over the edge.
Would You Rather focuses on a woman, Iris (Brittany Snow), who is now caring for herself and her younger brother who is battling with cancer and they're fighting to make ends meet since both of their parents had passed away. Everyone is going through their own struggles, but Shepard Lambrick, (Jeffrey Combs) the host, chose Iris to participate in his "game", offering her the chance, if she wins, for her brother to be put at the top of the donor list and for her to get all of the money she can imagine. Of course, she reluctantly accepts his offer of his dinner party, oblivious to what the night actually has in store. Upon arriving at the dinner party, Iris and seven other guests find out what they'll have to do in order to have a chance in winning the money that they so desperately need. The game they play is a child's game with a gruesome, cringe-inducing twist: 'would you rather', but they use "would you rather electrocute yourself or the person to your right?" and if one did not complete it well enough or complete it at all, they would be shot and killed.
What would possess someone, who has mounds and mounds of money to spare, to "help" in that kind of way? If someone has that kind of money, they should use it for good, instead of in a stomach-turning, disgusting way that fulfills the host's murderous pleasure. In the movie, you find out that it wasn't the first time that Lambrick hosted this kind of a dinner party, but how could he possibly have held more in the past? He must have an extremely strong stomach and he should be immediately sent to an asylum.
The contestants have it much worse though. Once they find out what the game is, they have no choice but to play or else they'll be killed. The survivor's guilt would be overbearing for sure. Dr. Barden (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) was the winner of the previous year's game, and one can see the post traumatic stress that he has after dealing with all of the horrifying murders that he had to witness. Dr. Barden tries to stop Lambrick multiple times from going through with his annual "dinner party" and from including Miss Iris, but Lambrick ignores him and goes through with his plan. Dr. Barden wanted to save another soul from going through those extremely hard times that were forced upon him, but he was unable. During the game, Dr. Barden goes to the house at which the "dinner party" to try to save Ms. Iris's life, but he loses his life trying and everyone starts fighting with the host and his bodyguards, in attempt to save their lives. Two other contestants also end up losing their lives as they fight to escape. The importance of life is thrown around like a fragile deer during hunting season. There is little to no care for a person's life in this movie.
At the end of the movie, (spoilers) after Lambrick had found his winner and they bargained for what she wants for her prize, Iris returns to her house. After hours of being home, dealing with all of those emotions of her assisting/witnessing in seven murders, she goes and tries to wake up her younger brother who was asleep in his room. She soon finds out that he wasn't asleep and that he had overdosed on his medicine. He didn't know what she had been through and he didn't know that they now possessed the money and the "ins" with the hospital for them to be okay. It was too late though. Now, Iris had to deal with not only the survivor's guilt, but the unexpected death of her brother. He was the only reason she went through it all in the first place, and now she was completely alone.
This movie was a success in how it made the audience stoop down to the producer's level, in that it makes you hope that Iris would be the "winner" of the game. It was horrifically successful in the way that the other contestants' lives didn't matter once you got to know them as the movie went on. It might be an effective horror/thriller movie, but it's not a movie that one should watch and enjoy, because it degrades the value of life and is so disturbing that it makes the audience turn their heads away in disgust. It should be destroyed, so no one else can waste their time watching such inhumane nonsense. Most horror and thriller movies involve a murder, one way or another, but this movie takes it to a whole other level. This movie contains no moral standards. Kill for money. Everyone is on their own and will do anything to anyone in order to get what they want: money. Citizens, people you pass on the streets, me or you, killing one another to save themselves from being stuck in between a rock and a hard place.
November 28, 2017
I'm not sure why this isn't a cult hit yet. Yes - the acting is a little wooden, and the bare bone budget shoes, but ir is so wickedly fun to watch. Solid gore for the horror fans, and a little dark humor to boot.
November 27, 2017
I found this simple concept rather enjoyable. Eight dinner guests, chosen for their extreme need of some sort, gather around the table after dinner with their host, a wealthy lunatic (played too loosely by Jeffrey Combs) and his son (for no good reason I could fathom), for a life-threatening game of Would You Rather. They are given the choice between two vile acts, given only seconds to make up their minds, then must act upon the decision or lose their life. The choices are mostly reprehensible (thus fun to watch), and there can only be one winner and the others drop like flies. Nicely done horror.
½ October 8, 2017
As someone who cannot tolerate a lot of horror, I came into this movie with pretty low expectations. However, the movie went below and behind.
The movie has a pretty slow start. The gradual build is actually pretty good however, in that it built tension well and kept me excited for the action and gore. As soon as I saw all of the characters in a room together, I could practically tell the order that they would die. My predictions continued to become more and more accurate, and the film's lack of poise made it so that I could have recited the last ten minutes before I even saw them.
SPOILERS BELOW:
Perhaps the movie would have been better if it had had emotional availability. I was not expecting a happy ending, but seeing only the twisted rich psychopaths get satisfaction goes beyond introspective and dark and becomes downright depressing. Iris's brother Raleigh is the most likable character, so when he kills himself it feels unnecessary and cliche.

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Overall: If you're looking for a Saw knockoff, keep looking. For a better version of this movie, AKA a torture-game of horror without much gore, I would suggest The Box.
½ September 19, 2017
If you like psychological horror, this was a great movie. How far would you go o help your family?
½ September 6, 2017
A very lukewarm torture porn that takes it easy on the torture porn, makes sense right. It trys to be grotesque and disturbing, but is surprisingly tame for what it claims to be. The dialogue is kinda dull as well. The "twist" endong could be seen from a mile away and was pretty unshocking. The build-up to the dinner party, however, was engaging and kept me interested. The party itself is where the movie fell apart.
September 1, 2017
I HATE THIS MOVIE. DO NOT SEE IT. WORST ENDING. WORST PLOT. WORST EVERYTHING. I HATED IT SO MUCH. WASTE OF MY LIFE!
½ August 27, 2017
This movie wasn't that bad. The dogcatcher from Alaska told me about this movie. The ending sucked though.
August 11, 2017
This film surprised me in many ways... it was extremely intense, well acted, well written, and does not give you a moment to breath or relax all the way up till it's shocking ending.
August 4, 2017
Should have been so much better!!
July 28, 2017
Despite the Critics I thought for a B movie, it was pretty good. It didn't have too much of the cheesy acting like most horror movies that go straight to Netflix.
½ July 9, 2017
Eye of the Beholder was the worst movie I've ever seen.. until now.
½ July 8, 2017
Better than I'd hoped for.

It had a decent amount of suspense to keep you watching.

Not too dissimilar to movies such as '13' & '13 Sins'.

[7/10]
July 5, 2017
I really liked this one. It's very suspenseful, and a good horror movie with lots of cringe-worthy moments. I've watched it twice on Netflix so that's saying something.
½ July 4, 2017
This movie was absolutely terrible. Unimaginative, cheesy acting, predictable, and hardly any suspense. The ending was the worst ending of any movie I've seen. Nihilistic garbage. The best part of the movie was when they rebelled, but even that was done badly.
June 11, 2017
Watched this so many times, and don't get sick of it. Original concept and two strong leads.
May 23, 2017
It's predictable every step of the way, and not nearly as profound as it thinks it is, and yet I couldn't help but be impressed by the boldness of "Would You Rather" as it refused to shy away from the violence and the sick thrills every step of the way. The ending goes a little too long, and there aren't a whole lot of surprises, but the premise is interesting and the performances are spectacular. Give it a watch if you are looking for a scary night in one of these rainy days and don't need your mind blown.
½ May 21, 2017
BY FAR, the worst movie I've ever seen. I can't believe anyone would even want to be an actor in this movie.,
April 11, 2017
The intensity and suspense never ends!
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