Mixed or average reviews- based on 114 Ratings
Mar 20, 2011This movie as not as bad as people make it out to be. I'll admit, there are some vaguely explained moments, unconvincing acting (thank you Cameron Diaz), an ending that leaves you unsatisfied, and some plot points that aren't tied together.
But for everything that is isn't, it's really good. It's creepy. It's thought provoking, and it achieves that purpose very well. If you're reading this review, you know the plot. If you don't know the plot, don't look it up; I feel like people who went into this movie expecting something came out the most unsatisfied. I bought my copy for around 4 bucks and it was very worth it.
-If you go into this movie with an open mind, you'll leave more satisfied and intrigued than not.
-If you enjoyed Donnie Darko, you'll enjoy this.
-If you're looking for something cheap, creepy, and thrilling, grab this.
-If you like twists and ambiguity, grab this.
-If you're looking for a blood and guts horror, look elsewhere.
-If you enjoyed Saw, you prob won't like this.
-If you enjoyed From Paris with Love, you prob won't like this.
-If you like a plot that's easy to follow, you prob won't like this.… Full Review »
Feb 24, 2013Wonderfully weird and imaginative. This is a sci-fi cult classic that fell under the radar, but it is a really great film. I heard a lot of people bash this thing, but this movie is about much more than a box and a button. If you're not a sci-fi fan and not used to this type of film, it might be a bit confusing, but stay with it. I think it's well worth it.… Full Review »
Apr 28, 2012What starts off as a promising film to some extent slowly but surely begins to unravel itself from that decently tied knot after the first thirty minutes. After that, it's all downhill for 'The Box'. While the premise itself is somewhat interesting (based on a 1970 short story titled "Button Button") the screenplay fails to maximise whatever potential the story might have had, instead decides to capitalize on a plot line that is incredibly far-fetched and never makes perfect sense. Regardless, I'm sure *some* fans of the psychological thriller genre will enjoy.… Full Review »