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A really good premise that kept me watching to the end, but the ending just left me feeling rather underwhelmed and the movie stretched out far too long after the climax of pressing the big red button on the titular Box. Worth watching but not really worth watching again as after the button was pressed it became a Kelly-esque jerkoff to quantum physics, aliens and utilitarian thought experiments. Here's a better version I found on Youtube that's only seven minutes to watch:-
It's just a pity they don't make films like this anymore - the action and suspense is driven purely by dialogue, and yet from the beginning I couldn't look away, because the pacing was just right, so that there was never a boring moment, and there was always some question that needed answering, until the very end.
The classic noir, and I just hope the others will measure up!
I found this film both powerful and confusing - the performances were satisfying and visually the film was quite stunning. However, I found it quite hard to follow in parts and the ending seemed sort of underwhelming. Also by the end Sean Penn's voice becomes like nails on a chalkboard.
While I started watching this thinking it would be nothing but a cheap laugh, I ended up quite liking the film, even if it seemed to lack much real substance. It was rather interesting how the police and the media were, if anything, more morally questionable than the protagonist. A lot of great laughs, and a brilliant soundtrack if you like 90s punk. Fair performances from Sheen, Rollins and Swanson, though they certainly weren't at their best (and perhaps Henry Rollins doesn't really have a best). If you're looking for something that will really inspire you however, you've come to the wrong film. It's essentially some goofy fun for fans of Charlie Sheen and Henry Rollins.