Movie Review: Circle 2015

“What is his name?”

I’ve had this movie on my queue for a while. I remember hearing about this movie from SIFF. I really enjoy movies like these. Circle was directed by Aaron Hann and Mario Miscione. They were inspired by the movie 12 angry men. Which explains the pace and tone of the movie. Circle is a psychological thriller involving 50 people who wake up in a room unable to move and have no idea how they got there. They find out there is a device in the middle of the room after a certain amount of time kills them one by one. So their time is limited and they have to figure out what is happening, why they are there, and how they can escape the circle.


I really enjoy movies like these. You will notice in some of my reviews, I think movies that take place in real time or in a matter of one or two days in the plot are some of the greats. One reason for that is that they don’t waste time. They get started right from the get go. Some people like for the point to just hit you in the face from the jump and others don’t. Part of the downside in filming in this format is that you don’t get too much back story. This is one of them. The story and anything that is needed to know is explained through dialogue. So keep that in mind when watching this film.

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