The Belko Experiment (2016)
A group of 83 American expatriates who work in a building in Sao Paulo, Brazil, find themselves trapped in their workplace; a voice emits over the speaker system, forcing them through a series of murderous moral decisions.
As a self-aware guilty pleasure, "The Belko Experiment" may not quite seize greatness, but it does give it a playful squeeze.
Don t expect style or invention, much less satire.
The Belko Experiment is the kind of film many people will walk out of, and those who stick it out to the end just to see the curtain pulled back will be sorely let down by an ending so anti-climactic I could spoil it right now and you d ask, "That s it?"
It s not exactly satirical news that the culture of big business is dog-eat-dog, but you re more likely to wince at the cruelty in Billy Wilder s The Apartment than at the body-count ethos here.
The movie might have been better served by a director not hellbent on rubbing pretty much every head wound in the viewer s face.