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artschoolsuicide's avatar


Started off with an interesting enough premise, then morphed into a convoluted over-the-top mess.

Not a fan.
9 years 3 months ago
jipdeluxe's avatar


I committed suicide during this film... or didn't I??
8 years 8 months ago
sommar och sol's avatar

sommar och sol

Good movie
3 years 5 months ago
dajmasta94's avatar


I avoided seeing this movie for a while. I've seen Donnie Darko countless times...I adore that film and had heard that Kelly was a one hit wonder. I heard nothing but bad things about this movie, which might be why I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I had only seen the trailer and that was years ago, I don't remember the trailers giving away any of the sci fi elements and so when the story took that time turn I was genuinely amused. It's not without flaws (Cameron Diaz) and it's not unlikely other things I've seen but did I think live up to the overwhelming hate it gets? Not even close. During the film she highest points I was incredibly engaged and unsure what I might see next and after I've seen it I wouldn't mid seeing it again to pick up some finer details. Underrated movie.
3 years 6 months ago
Earring72's avatar


This was bad!!!! What an illogical, badly scripted, boring mess of a movie. Major dissapointment!
8 years 4 months ago
Boei's avatar


Hahaha what a terrible movie!
The idea is cool, but it could not have been executed

Terrible acting and especially at the end it was taking hilarious proportions.
8 years 11 months ago
Jonathan_Hutchings's avatar


Anyone who thinks Richard Kelly isn't severely overrated, I give you Southland Tales, and this film.
9 years 3 months ago
Mackmannen's avatar


Push the Button.
10 years ago
mcbobo's avatar


Great film!
Typical ''love it or hate it'' type of film
9 years 6 months ago
bitchypixels's avatar


From the ridiculous plot to Cameron Diaz's in and out "southern" accent, this movie is just horrible.
9 years 7 months ago
EylemBasakEkinci's avatar


Pushing a few of the right buttons and plenty of the wrong ones, “The Box” reps a dicey mainstream effort by enfant terrible Richard Kelly following the doomed exploits of 2006’s “Southland Tales.” Expanding a Richard Matheson story into a ’70s-set thriller in which a couple is besieged by space-age conspiracies, nose-…bleeding zombies and quotations from Jean-Paul Sartre, the pic reveals the hazards of taking “Twilight Zone” material too far and too seriously. Still, Kelly’s trademark mix of sci-fi, surrealism and suburbia occasionally entertains, while Cameron Diaz should carry the cult helmer into more commercial playpens. Warner Bros. release opens Oct. 29 in Australia and bows Nov. 6 Stateside.
9 years 8 months ago
daisyaday's avatar


Well, it didn't commit the worst sin, which is causing boredom, but it's far too murky with the philosophy/science mumbo-jumbo. Update: I just read the short-short story "The Button" on which this movie was based. It's worse than the movie. The reward is $50,000! It must have taken 10 minutes to write.Richard Matheson included it in the paperback "The Box" with 11 other short stories. I was robbed of $.50 at the library sale.
8 years 11 months ago
mook's avatar


Morality mystery that unexpectedly becomes a completely different film. It's unpredictable and unusual - but not good. 4/10.

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9 years 4 months ago
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