Cube Review

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 s

by James White |
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09 Sep 1997



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Vincenzo Natali’s psychological thriller holds up despite its age and tiny budget. A disparate group of strangers wake up inside a giant cube, and must devise an escape through its booby-trapped rooms. The dialogue is clunky (“Boot it!”), but tension rarely sags, and Natali’s design is hauntingly sparse. EXTRAS Decent commentary but little else.

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 an
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