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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Eva Mendes
David Krumholtz
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Katie Cassidy
Rob Brown
Monet Mazur
Directors
Bill Guttentag
Screenwriters
Bill Guttentag
Running Time
96 minutes

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It’s The Deer Hunter for the Big Brother generation


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Plot
Under pressure and racking her brains for a ratings winner, American Broadcast Network President Katy Courbet (Mendes) comes up with an idea for a hit show - six contestants will play Russian roulette, and one will die. But will she be able to air it?


Verdict
Smart, incisive, but not as sharp as it should have been. With a subject this ripe for evisceration, it’s a pity to let it off with flesh wounds.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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