The Box

You Are The Experiment


The Box
An unhappily married couple are struggling financially when they get a bizarre offer: push the button on a wooden box, and receive one million dollars while killing a stranger. The wife takes the bait, but that sets in motion an unexpected chain of events involving an alien invasion.

112 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller.

Showtimes

First time I see a million dollar bill!
First time I see a million dollar bill!

Credits

Cast
Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn
Director
Richard Kelly
ScreenplayRichard Kelley, Richard Matheson
MusicWin Butler, Régine Chassagne, Owen Pallett
CinematographySteven Poster
EditingSam Bauer
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2009
Produced byDarko Entertainment, Lin Pictures, Media Rights Capital, Radar Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, suspense, science fiction
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceModerate psychological and physical violence, not bloody or gory.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild, infrequent, no impact
Drug abuseBrief smoking, infrequent
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconToo contrived to muster up any scare
5
Die Burger
Mariana Malan quote iconNagmerrie wat jou dae lank bybly
10
Cape Times
Betsy Sharkey quote iconEmpty 'Box' despite the pretty wrapping
5
Box Office
John P. McCarthy quote iconFar from pressing.
3
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThis movie kept me involved and intrigued, and for that I'm grateful.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconInstead of sweeping you along, The Box just sits there like something unclaimed at lost and found. Damaged goods.
10
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote icon I was entertained and intrigued for most of the running time.
13
Metacritic.com
27 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
127 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Imaginative but often preposterous, The Box features some thrills but largely feels too piecemeal.
9

What the People say

Internet
12996 Netizens quote iconUneventful
12

Average .. 46%

9

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