The Belko Experiment Movie Review
Do you hate your coworkers? If so, The Belko Experiment may be for you - if you like mildly entertaining thrillers that squander their true potential.
In The Belko Experiment, an office building goes on lockdown and the 90 employees trapped inside are informed over the intercom that to survive, they have to kill each other until, as you’d expect, only one man (or woman) is left standing.
It's Office Space meets The Hunger Games, only not as good as either of them (well, maybe better than the final Hunger Games movie). Though not a comedy, it has a comedic undertone - and the concept certainly lends itself to dark humor. The Belko Experiment has its moments, but it isn't gory, funny or messed up enough to be the cult classic it clearly wants to be.
Despite its shortcomings, The Belko Experiment isn't without merit. It's fast paced, sort of fun, and entertaining enough for a rainy Saturday afternoon (or a plane flight, which is how I watched it). It's just a shame it isn't better.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.