release year: 1997
genre: drama/suspense
viewing setting: home DVD, 1/31/99
what I expected: no idea
what I got: very tight, tense claustrophobic drama

synopsis: A small group of people are trapped in a series of cubic rooms, some of which contain lethal traps.

impressions: This was riveting. Each cubic room had six exits, each of which led to another cubic room. The traps were sudden and deadly. In addition to the obvious dilemma here, the people had to deal with each other's quirks and work together - which was more challenging at times than the traps. This was a really neat concept, and it was well-implemented.

acting: Very good on all fronts.

the good: Gripping situation, cool deathtraps.

the bad: Unanswered questions, lack of re-watchability due to knowing what's going to happen.

final word: A must-see!

rating: C+

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