THE BOX Movie Review
THE BOX is coming out to theaters today Friday November 6th, 2009. The movie is starring Cameron Diaz, Frank Langella, James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs, Michele Durrett and directed by Richard Kelly. If you are planning to go see the movie, here are a few reviews from around the web to help you make up your mind.
How much do you know about French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, his play “No Exit” and his ideas of free will? Well, you may want to bone up a bit if you want to have a leg up on your friends before going into Richard Kelly’s The Box. This is hardly an accessible film, but it can become increasingly available if you have done a bit of homework in advance. Read More
Some bad movies you slag off gleefully. Their awfulness inspires you to reach high for insults as witty as the film is terrible. Others provoke a certain disappointment at their failure, a kind of mourning at the difference between the film’s ambition and its execution. Richard Kelly’s The Box is such a film. Read More
The Box is not an easy film to talk about. Almost every description of the film will end up as a spoiler, it’s fairly high concept, and it has a few glaring problems. However, The Box also presents huge moral dilemmas and is a genuine candidate for “cult-classic” status. I’m not sure exactly how I feel about it, perhaps some amalgamation of confused and captivated. Yes, The Box confustivated me. Read More
Los Angeles Times
Have you ever actually tried watching paint dry? A sloth walk? Grass grow? You can have all the “thrills” with none of the chills courtesy of “The Box,” the painfully sluggish new sci-fi morality play from “Donnie Darko” creator Richard Kelly. Read More
The Box Synopsis: An unhappily married couple receive a small wooden box on their doorstep. At the push of a button, the box brings its bearer instant wealth but also instantly kills someone the bearer doesn’t know.
The Box is in theaters now. Check out more The Box trailer here.