Written By: DMG
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Aaron Hann, Mario Miscione
Producer: Justin Bursch, Scott Einbinder, et. al.
Writter: Aaron Hann, Mario Miscione
Date Released: May 28, 2015
Allegra Masters as Pregnant woman
Aimee McKay as Beth
Ashley Key as Young girl
Autumn Federici as Woman #4
Bill Lewis as Oldest man
Brent Stiefel as Young man
Cameron Connerty as Guy
Carter Jenkins as College guy
Rating = 4/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
A group of people awaken in a “Circle” in a strange dark place. At first, everyone is confused as to why they are there. But, they soon realize that they must stand on their designated circles and choose who must die. The situation becomes more difficult as the characteristics and thought process of each person plays a role in their decision.
There is no blood or gore in this film. Even when a person is killed, no blood or gore is shown. The film is more centralized on the dialogue and analytical interpretation that the conversation carries.
The Grave Review
Circle (2015) is the equivalent of a game of Texas Hold’em if instead of playing with cards, you are playing with the draw of society. Circle (2015) is a very clever film that introduces a horror which does not come from a villain, but rather from the standards and values of society as a whole. The story line is simple and unique relying solely on the script and dialogue to carry it, Oddly enough, Circle is able to do exactly that.
When interpreting the film, Circle poses one big question, what would you do to save your own life? The question becomes exceedingly more complicated when you factor in people’s history, education, socioeconomic status, gender, race, age, disability and so forth. As the question is posed in the film, “Who deserves to live and die?” Circle is not only able to raise all these issues, but provides give the audience some insightful soul searching.
The one negative about the film is that, although thought-provoking, seems somewhat repetitive at times. Of course, you can only do so much when the plot is as simple as this. Nevertheless, the story is clear and concise in its message. Overall, Circle does a great job at taking a simple concept and turning it into complex societal issues.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Circle (2015) four out of five graves.
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