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The Box

The Box
  • 2009
  • US
  • 115 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Richard Kelly
  • Cast: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn, Holmes Osborne
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Based on a short story by science fiction writer Richard Matheson, this features Diaz and Marsden as a young couple in dire financial straits who are offered a unique way out. Presented with a wooden box with a red button on top, they're told if they push it, someone they don't know will die and they will be given $1 million. Interesting up to a point, but ultimately confounding and irritating.

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The Box

4 Dec 20093 stars

(12A) 115min As with his debut, Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly’s third film boasts an intriguing conundrum and an evocative period setting to complement it. Unfortunately, like his second film, Southland Tales, Kelly’s latest eventually unravels into an…

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