A FRANK MOVIE REVIEW: “THE BELKO EXPERIMENT” – 2

Are you a big fan of gratuitous gore and violence?

     Are you among those who think that the ubiquitous “F” word is essential in every scene, by every actor, in every sentence (almost), even when it has no relevance?

     Do you rate actors by how realistic they play out dying, killing, death and destruction?

     Do you enjoy watching vast pools of blood forming on floors and carpets strewn with dozens of dead bodies?

     Do you like dumb plots?

     If you said “Yes” to these questions, then do not miss seeing The Belko Experiment.

     In summary, the movie tells the story of a twisted social experiment where a group of 80 Americans are employed in a high-rise corporate office building in the middle of nowhere, Bogota, Colombia when, suddenly, all windows and doors are sealed locked on every floor.  A male voice from an intercom orders everyone to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed. Essentially, people are required to kill a number of innocent people in order to save their own lives. Naturally, it all gets out of control and the murder mentality takes over, resulting in senseless carnage.

     By the end of the movie, the origins or motive for the experiment is never fully explained or justified, but there are plenty of bodies to count. Yes, there is a bad guy…but I’ll save the ending for the poor souls who have nothing better to do with their $14 than to see a junk picture like this.

     Acting is fair. No standouts.   

     Oscar season is over, so we might have to wait to October for the crème de la crème.

     Rotten Tomatoes, the most accessed review site, gave the film a 4.8 out of 10. That was generous. My vote is 2 out of 10.

      Click here: The Belko Experiment (2016) – IMDb

9 Responses to A FRANK MOVIE REVIEW: “THE BELKO EXPERIMENT” – 2

  1. Chris March 20, 2017 at 5:20 pm #

    Thanks…I will pass I guess.

  2. Bob James March 20, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

    In the very unlikely, actually impossible-to-imagine occasion that I would ever go see this mind-rotting Hollywood garbage, I would award it 0 stars out of 10. That said, I think I will take a pass on this one Marshall. But I am being unfair. I would eschew anything coming out of this morally corrupt, degenerate Hollywood movie industry. I cannot begin to tell you how much I despise these people. They have rated a 0 out of 10 for me for the past 30+ years, ever since they they hammered our last great President, Ronald Reagan and proceeded on their course to rot America’s core moral values.

    • Peggy March 21, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

      Now I don’t have to post my sentiments. You wrote them out for me. Where’s the F.C.C.?

    • Matty March 28, 2017 at 12:58 am #

      …. woah….

  3. Laura March 20, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

    I guess we’ll l skip this one!

  4. Patti D. March 20, 2017 at 6:58 pm #

    Sounds like the same review for KING KONG…but you EXPECT all that in “a mindless sci-fi fantasy”…(wait a minute…that sounds like a good description of HOLLYWOOD! 🙂

  5. George Saufley March 20, 2017 at 8:57 pm #

    Sounds like something Hitler might do or did, except it was in “open society”. Short words and phrases like hate might hide the “stealth complexity” of the issue or event.

  6. C. Greene March 21, 2017 at 6:37 am #

    Thanks,
    I’ve crossed it off my list.

  7. SharG March 25, 2017 at 10:29 am #

    Thanks for the review Marshall.
    Your comment,
    “Are you among those who think that the ubiquitous “F” word is essential in every scene, by every actor, in every sentence (almost), even when it has no relevance?”

    I don’t think the F word ever has relevance. The English language has an overwhelming number of words so there really any excuse for vulgarity as it is dominant in the movies of today.

    I wonder if the industry allowing Clark Gable to say “damn” in Gone With The Wind opened the way for the lack of censorship?

    Poor Clark, I would be sad if that was his legacy. IMO it never bothered me if a few mild curse words were uttered in a movie but it has gone past that point.