Circle (2015)

Director: Aaron Hann, Mario Miscione

Writer: Aaron Hann, Mario Miscione (Screenplay)


Plot: Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live.

Tagline – Fifty strangers held captive are forced to choose one person among them to survive execution.

Runtime: 1 Hour 27 Minutes


There may be spoilers the rest of the review


Verdict: High Tension Thriller


Story: Circle starts as 50 people wake up in a circle stood in red circles with a countdown selecting people every two minutes to die with the people voting for who should be dying next, as the people try to figure out who to select next it turns into a social experiment to figure out why these people have been selected in the first place.

As the numbers whittle down the tension starts to ramp up people search for flaws in people to help select the sole survivor in this twisted game.


Thoughts on Circle


Characters – The film goes out of its way to not single out any of the characters as the main characters trying to not include names for the most part only using people with different backgrounds, ages or race. We have plenty of people trying to make sense of the situation and try and swing the argument in their favour, some are good others are bad, the choice will be yours.

PerformancesThe performances across the board are great throughout, we don’t get too much over reactions from the stars while none of them try to take centre stage either.

StoryThis is a very interesting study into human behaviour, having 50 people needing to select who they will kill next as they need to figure who is worth saving as the number whittle down. This is a thriller that keeps you guessing to figure out who will go next while it is difficult to describe and learn who would be the best person in the group.

Horror/MysteryThe horror of the film shows us just how much of the film is the mystery makes for a horror and edge of your seat idea as the people face their own potential deaths as they are placed in a seemingly no-win situation.

SettingsThe whole film takes place in this room with no exit, this adds to the tension through the film.

Scene of the Movie –
The final few.

That Moment That Annoyed Me No real answers to everything.

Final ThoughtsThis is a thriller that keeps us guessing from start to finish, it plays out like a social experiment which is tension filled from start to finish.


Overall: Tension filled nail biter




One comment on “Circle (2015)

  1. I really enjoyed this movie and although I don’t really consider it horror; it is really deep when it comes to the human condition in modes of survival. Most of the time, like in the Saw series; we see great physical struggles as a means to survive. This is the same yet done through a more personal and deceitful level. I don’t think I’ve ever seen something like this.

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