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How far would you go to win the ultimate job?
The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Well this was a surprise! Exam, directed by Stuart Hazeldine and a film I'd never heard of before.
The film centres around 8 candidates for an important position in a mysterious corporation. This is the final test as all 8 are seated in a room and given an exam paper and a few simple rules. The papers turn out to be blank and the tension begins to build in the room as the candidates become confused and desperate to be the one to find the answer to this conundrum as the clock ticks down.
This fresh and original film took me by surprise by how good it was as I had set myself rather low expectations. The whole film is…
8 people, 1 room, 80 minutes to answer the final question to get the dream job they all hope to receive. Just one problem: what is the question?
Is it possible to make a low budget movie about 8 people in a room interesting and entertaining? Absolutely yes!
This psychological thriller is tense and mysterious and has a great atmosphere, and especially in the first 80 minutes you are wondering what is going on.
The acting overall was great with Luke Mably as the star of this movie as White.
If only the final 10 minutes would have had the strength of the previous 80 minutes this would have been a master piece.
Recommended by Dilip
All soldiers are gamblers.
Exam is unlike any exam you’ve ever witnessed or experienced. Eight people enter a room. With a chance for lifelong career success. What lies between them and the ultimate dream job, is a simple test. Only it’s not so simple. Yes, the idea for such a film with a handful of characters and a constant setting has been done numerous times before. But even with the few clichés that it does submit itself to and the unsatisfying, lazy climax, Exam for the most part is successful in grabbing the viewer’s attention with it’s interesting premise.
With some surprisingly impressive performances from the cast (especially from Luke Mably as White and Jimi Mistry as Brown), this film is definitely one worth watching for the original concept, the slight unpredictability and the thrilling screenplay.
Underwatched, in my opinion.
There's a risk of me giving away spoilers if I write anything more than main plot in this movie; which is that there are eight people in a guarded room, they're all after a job, they're given a task of answering a question within 85minutes with instructions of not destroying the paper, not talking to the guard or leave the room. But the paper they all have in front of them is blank. What's the question? And what is their responses to this mindfuck of a test.
Me not wanting to write anything more concrete about it, I thought that I could write down some bad characteristics/personality traits that I have, that probably would make me fail this test miserably.…
Question 1: What should you watch if you're in the mood for a low-budget thriller?
This movie has it's problems. Some really flawed logic, cliche writing, bad acting...But I've never been a fan of sound logic. What this movie does is hold your attention. It's a quick, 1 hour and 40 minute movie that doesn't take a whole lot of concentration to follow but still lets you feel like a genius when you solve the riddle.
Like found-footage, the single location genre is one that I pretty much enjoy no matter how shitty the film. Exam is no different. It has a ridiculous amount of plot holes, the acting is laughable, and the ending is worse than a high school play. But, lo, I still sorta dug it.
I guess that means I dig high school plays.
A bit cheesy but entertaining.
A thrilling movie about a group of chosen people who go through a final exam to get their dream job. But this test is not like any other and only one person can have the job. Who will have the right answer?...
Exam is a great movie with an unexpected ending.
Stuart Hazeldine's low budget exorcise in psychological horror is very well crafted. He is also lucky to have such a solid cast of actors. The film works very well at grabbing the viewer's attention and generates some truly unnerving moments.
Unfortunately the "pay-off" or "twist" does not fit the first third of the film. The film's ending is at odd's with the entire style and horror of the "set-up" which leaves "Exam" more than a little limp. It more or less ruined the movie for me.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Neat British thriller putting a new slant on an old concept (the strangers locked in a room trope). There was an old exam where you were told to read all the questions before answering it and the final one was one telling you not to answer any of the questions and to just put the pen down, and the film reminded me of this.
I gave this a go when I discovered Gemma Chan (who was brilliant in Humans) was in it so I was quite sad to see her only get a couple of minutes of screentime. I was glad to see Pollyanna McIntosh (another good actress) lasting longer. The lead was incredibly annoying and reminded me of Hunter…
Well, let me make a guess. If the answer would have been "Yes", would it be valid anyway? Or it won't match with the pseudo-mental-trickery-cogiíto con pinsa thing exposed in here?
I never thought that getting a job would get situations to be this fucking bad.
Details were held back at all the wrong places and mystery was shrouding absolutely nothing important
An extremely good film. Well directed. Very good. Here is a link to the more in depth review: zoemoviereviews.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/zoemoviereviews-exam.html
White was so fucking annoying.
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