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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Nicole Deboer
Andrew Miller
Directors
Vincenzo Natali
Screenwriters
Vincenzo Natali
Running Time
87 minutes

Cube
'The Crystal Maze' it ain't


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Plot
Seven total strangers awaken one day to find themselves alone in a cubical maze. Once they meet, they work together using their given skills and talents to survive the deadly traps which guard many of the colored cubic rooms. Using Leaven's mathematical skills, they press forward, upword, and downward through the hatches to try and find the outer shell.


Verdict
Whereas too many low-budget sci-fi films ( The Cube came in for $350,000) try for epic scope and fail, this concentrates on making the best of what it's got by ensuring that the main set is worthy of a feature and that the gruesome effects are striking and original enough to give bite to the suspense.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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