Film: Circle

Opened: May 28, 2015

Directed by: Aaron Hann & Mario Miscione

Starring: Allegra Masters, Aimee McKay, Ashley Key, Autumn Federici, Bill Lewis, Bent Stiefel, Cameron Connerty, Carter Jenkins, Cesar Garcia, Coley Mustafa Speaks, Daniel Lench, Daniel Yelsky, David Reivers, David Saucedo, Demaris Saucedo, Emilio Rossal, Fay DeWitt, Floyd Foster Jr., Gloria M. Sandoval, Han Nah Kim, Howard S. Miller, Jacquelyn Houston, Jamie Lee Redmon, Jay Hawkins, John Edward Lee, Jordi Vilasuso, Julie Benz, Kaiwi Lyman-Merrsereau, Kevin Sheridan, Kurt Long, Lawrence Kao, Leandra Terrazzano, Lisa Pelikan, Marc Cedric Smith, Marisol Ramirez, Matt Corboy, Mercy Malick, Michael DiBacco, Michael McLafferty, Michael Nardelli, Molly Jackson, Muneer Katchi, Nasrin Mohammedi, Rebecca Rivera, Rene Heger, Rory Uphold, Sara Sanderson, Shane Spalione, Vojaya Kumari & Zachary Rukavina

As a horror/thriller film that is based around a philosophical challenge, the story has an interesting premise, but too many characters cause a severe lack of development.

Fifty people wake up in a dark room standing in a circle, which they can’t leave, or they’ll be killed. They learn that every two minutes someone will die, but they can vote on which person it is.

Unfortunately, you just learn snippets about each person as they’re trying to say why they should live. Almost no one is named and the most interesting character at the start is a college student (Carter Jenkins) who makes valid points but gets knocked out early.

If you’re looking for death, you’ve come to the right place, but if you’re looking for story, go somewhere else.

Final say: More like a black hole. ★☆☆☆☆

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