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The Box (2009 film)

5 Ratings: 2.2
Director Richard Kelly's strange 2009 science fiction film loosely based on a Richard Matheson story.

Director Richard Kelly has crafted yet another evocative, spectacular, maddening film guaranteed to provoke passionate love-it or hate-it responses. Though far more straightforward than his previous cult favorites,Donnie DarkoorSouthland Tales,The Boxis … see full wiki

Director: Richard Kelly
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Date: November 6, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
4 reviews about The Box (2009 film)
review by . March 01, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****    A movie as perplexing as "The Box" is a rare find, especially when it's a very mainstream picture. But then again, it isn't easy to imagine that Richard Kelly, whose breakthrough feature was the illusive and fascinating "Donnie Darko", is capable of making a mainstream movie for Hollywood. But if he ever did, this would be it. Now, I know that it isn't easy to enjoy or even appreciate a movie like this on first glance - heck, I didn't even like it upon my initial …
review by . May 20, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Wednesday, November 4 was the premiere of The Box in NYC. I had seen many trailers for the film and had made up my mind that this would be one that I would spend the money to see in theaters. The story looked interesting and the trailer planted a question so deep into my mind that I felt I needed to find out the answer. However, after seeing the film I now have even more questions than answers and it feels exhilarating.      I left work last night around 5:30pm to be sure that …
review by . August 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
   I remember watching the Twilight Zone as a kid in the 80s. I was pretty young and don’t remember that much about it, but I do remember the button episode. I think that is the one episode that every kid remembers. It was so creepy, and the ominous ending made you sure that you would never fall for that trick, and you would never press the button.      When The Box came up on Cinemax, I recognized the story immediately. Where the Twilight Zone version ends in …
review by . February 28, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
What makes the premise of this intriguing film so satisfying is its simplicity. A middle class couple facing financial difficulties is presented with a choice: push a button and they will be given a million dollars in cash ... and, someone they don't know will die. The problem is that the filmmakers develop an overly elaborate and inexplicably bizarre back story packed with visually intriguing ideas that never really go anywhere in order to account for why they were given the choice in the first …
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