Movies that are slightly off.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.…
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.
Si haces una película de misterio procura que el solución no sea tan evidente a la audiencia, ver los hilos hace que la magia se pierda.
Pelicula interesante a modo de poner a prueba a un grupo donde cada uno adopta un rol, y en las que se encontrarán con situaciones límite.
La gran pega de la pelicula es que todo esta poco natural y todo sigue un guión, tanta perfección en los razonamientos y acciones que realizan los candidatos la hacen poco creible y por lo tanto se empatiza poco con lo sucedido que por otro lado deja poco para el libre albedrío.
a good film. dont let anyone (alex) tell you itll blow your mind because it wont. but a good film.
interesting and original concept that's fairly well executed, the ending was a bit too simple though
Madre mía como está el mercado laboral.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Its like Cube meets Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Seriously unpleasant cod-philosophical nonsense, made even more unpleasant by the inexplicable decision to put an awful narcissist broseph front & center as a main character and then ask the audience to identify with him. Hard fucking pass, thx
People torture and murder each other because they're given an exam paper with no questions on it.
One question is really all we need to be tested to the limit. How far are we willing to go to get what we want?
That is the question of "Exam". The premise really intrigued me and it seemed like my type of film, a clever claustrophobic thriller, and I was actually surprised by the film.
The plot is, in fact, very intriguing and the film is able to keep you focused and hold your attention throughout the majority of the film. It is very suspenseful and has some very intense moments, it works, overall as a thriller.
However, some of the mystery vanishes as the film progresses because of all the exposition that is spoon-fed to the audience. That…
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