Cube Synopsis
People (Maurice Dean Wint, Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni) are imprisoned in a deadly maze.
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90

The A.V. Club

By Keith Phipps
For his first feature, Canadian director Vincenzo Natali has, like the setting of his film, created a complex piece of work around an...
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Even though there are tedious stretches with less-than-riveting characters, the film gradually pulls you into its claustrophobic spell and...
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80

L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
Although character arcs are a little too abruptly truncated as the story moves, Natali never fumbles the big picture.
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60

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
With basically a single set and a limited cast, the producers get the most of their limited budget, particular with a couple of spectacular...
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Natali's film has a fabulous look, a nerve-wracking, claustrophobic mood, a number of genuinely suspenseful set-pieces and some sublimely...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The characters are stereotypes and the psychology is simplistic, but the movie builds an effective sense of claustrophobic menace that...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
With its confined setting and its existential predicament, the picture owes an ostensible debt to the likes of Pinter and Kafka and...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This very Canadian thriller (i.e., no humor, lots of literal-minded future-shock portentousness) certainly does a number on you, though not...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Cube falls into the dreaded trap of allegory -- aaaaaargh! -- and the clunky dialogue makes a midnight bull session seem brilliant by...
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It's an existential, Kafka-esque nightmare with no real resolution, although if you've been biding your time waiting to see some...
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