Series 7: The Contenders


A shocking film -- truly film noire -- that takes the current wave of ''reality television'' to the ultimate level. Six randomly chosen contestants are given guns and sent to kill each other. The winner is the last survivor. The film is presented as an omnibus television program, and we get to see how Series 7 plays out.


85 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Violence).
Comedy, Drama, Thriller
My darn baby has no sense of timing!
My darn baby has no sense of timing!

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Credits

Cast
Brooke Smith, Marylouise Burke, Glenn Fitzgerald, Michael Kaycheck, Richard Venture, Merritt Wever, Donna Hanover
Director
Daniel Minahan
ScreenplayDaniel Minahan
MusicAlexis Flesig, Eli Janney, Scott McCloud, Johnny Temple
CinematographyRandy Drummond
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2001
Produced byBlow Up Pictures, Killer Films, October Films, Open City Films

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
19
Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
10
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
10
The Star
Janine Walker
8
Die Burger
Hannelie Booyens
5
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
5
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
16
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
13
Total Film
Cam Winstanley
15
Film Review
Jason Caro
20
Uncut
Simon Lewis
20
Empire
Adam Smith
10

What the People say

Internet
346 Netizens
14

Average .. 63%

13

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Varaidzo Makura (25) 16
Nick Ghost (32) 20

Average .. 90%

18

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Read my full comments linked above. The film is a lot deeper than its superficial ''Survivor parody'' surface appearance. And comedy can not get blacker than this :-) FWIW, this film has received the highest rating ever from me. YMMV.

Varaidzo Makura (25): Very entertaining. I went to watch this movie because of its rating on the site and it was well worth watching.

Nick Ghost (32): Excellent black comedy.






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