Don't Look For A Reason... Look For A Way Out
The claustrophobic debut of Canadian director Vincenzo Natali takes seven strangers out of their daily lives and places them mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out. A mix of thriller and psychodrama and a small budget film that gained cult status.
There are worse things in the world than this film, like cancer, or getting your butt stuck to the drainage pipe of a pool and having your intestines sucked out your anus.
Really cool, TWILIGHT ZONE-style film about a group of strangers who inexplicably wake up inside a gigantic maze of interlocking steel rooms, many of which are equipped with gruesome, deadly booby traps.
I was totally obsessed with this movie when it first came out, mostly because I thought it was just about the greatest, most suspenseful premise I'd ever encountered. While I no longer consider it flawless (some of the dialogue is pretty ripe and while the actors are generally very good, all have a weak moment or two), it's still a heck of an achievement.
Making the most out of an obviously limited budget, the film does a remarkable job of creating an absolutely huge sense of scope with…
Cube es un ejemplo perfecto de lo que alguien con auténtico talento puede lograr incluso con pocos medios y sin grandes nombres a su disposición. En los años que han transcurrido desde el estreno de Cube hemos visto de todo en la ciencia-ficción, pero ha sido raro encontrar alguna propuesta similar, una que apueste por el lado cerebral del género en lugar de adornarlo todo con explosiones de colorines y diseños exagerados. Nada casualmente, algunos de esos ejemplos han llegado de la mano del propio Vincenzo Natali.
Mejor que señalar todo lo que me gusta de la película, pues parecería un niño en una juguetería, es mejor que indique un par de cosas: el actor que encarna a Quentin es…
Cube is testament to the fact that you don't need a big budget to make a convincing film, all you need is a little imagination. It still really tickles me that this film was made inside one room and that they just switched the lights out, IT'S SO GENIUS.
Yep, this film is still pretty good. It's mysterious and tense throughout. My issue is with the acting which can be a little hammy, but nothing to really worry about. The ending is so fantastic.
I learnt my favourite survival technique from this film too, THAT IF YOU SUCK ON A BUTTON YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER.
Thought I would be watching a regular sci-fi horror film, and was pleasantly surprised at the Saw-esque science fiction psychological thriller it became.
How to make a film with no set, no budget and no talent.
Cube features a couple of overdone performances that detract slightly but in the end this film had me and my friends debating and yelling at the screen- and that is a rare and beautiful thing.
Such a great idea which then gets let down by the basics.
You get a handful of people stuck in a maze thats a cube. Some of the cubes are traps and some of them are safe havens. The issue is that working the safe ones from the inventive death traps is a mathematical conundrum. Well luck would have it they have a mathematical genius with them.
Up until this point I can let a few things go but after this it goes a bit nutty.
Right to figure out the safe cubes they need to figure out prime numbers. Yet the mathematical bloody genius hesitates not only over numbers that end in 5 and, get this, even numbers. Even numbers? Seriously? Oh and apparently 30 only has 3 factors. Everydays a school day.
Im not dying in a fucking rat cage.
Kā jau lienezee pieminēja, ja būtu labāka aktierspēle, tad būtu vairāk zvaigznes. Filmai ar šādu ideju, ir ļoti liels potenciāls, ko vajadzēja noslīpēt līdz sīkumam un uztaisīt smalkāku psiholoģisko teroru.
Lai vai kā, interesanti!
no sākuma domāju ka gribu likt vairāk zvaigznes, bet tie aktieri :/ reāli liktu vismaz 4 bet nost zvaigznes par kaitinošo aktierspēli.
vispār laba filma, tāda tiešām psiholoģiska, dziļa, vedina un visādām eksistenciālām pārdomām par dzīves jēgu utt.
neesmu droša, ka gribu redzēt pārējās daļas.
If the acting were somewhat better, it could have been a great film. Liked the story and the idea a lot.
Thrilling and surreal...
I like it.
An amazing piece of work, not only is it the Original Saw in my opinion but has an amazing twist and plot. I highly recommend this!
Acting aside, i really kind of loved this film.