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Steven Kess’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
The concept for The Belko Experiment is a strong one and it has some good actors giving decent performances, but it isn’t quite all it could be. It feels like it never decided what it wants to be so it sticks its toe in the waters of humor and social commentary, it just doesn’t dive into either one enough to really have an identity.
The big positive is that despite the violence there is a hidden soul of an optimistic outlook as only a small number of characters jump to murder and the few that turn to violence take a long time to get there or only do so in self-defense or to survive.
I hope this gets a second chance to flesh things out, The Purge was a good concept with a weak first film that turned it around, Belko has that potential.