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"How far would you go to win the ultimate job?"
  • NR
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 6.8  (126,197)

"Exam" is a psychological thriller movie released in 2009 and directed by Stuart Hazeldine. The movie takes place in a single room where eight very different candidates are taking an entrance exam for what seems like a dream job. It is a tense film that mostly consists of dialogue, with the camera continually cutting between characters, each of whom has a specific and engaging personality.

The plot is very engaging as the candidates soon find out that the exam is not what it seems, and the fast-paced movie takes us through a series of events that piles up the tension. The eight candidates have just 80 minutes to answer the one question they've been given, and they are warned that if they cheat, try to leave the room, or damage the paper, they will be disqualified.

As the clock ticks down, the candidates try to solve the puzzle but cannot even figure out what the question is. They face a series of mind games as they must struggle to keep their sanity while trying to outwit each other for this coveted position.

The characters are a diverse group of people from all walks of life: there's the overly confident, seemingly perfect, freakishly organized guy; the distant, quiet guy who seems like he might snap at any moment; the sarcastic guy who is always cracking jokes; the timid, slightly paranoid girl who seems as though she's too scared to even be there. In short, every character feels unique, and we never get bored with the interactions between them.

As the movie progresses, the stakes grow higher, and the candidates start to feel like there's something more at play here. Even the invigilator (the person supervising the exam-taking) starts to behave strangely, making the candidates wonder if he is a part of the test or just a part of their imagination.

The tension and paranoia only grow as the exam continues, and we begin to sense that there is something deeper going on here that is not revealed in the first few minutes. The unpredictable nature of the exam means that nobody is safe, and anybody could become the hero or villain at any moment.

What makes "Exam" an exciting watch is the fact that the movie doesn't stick to genre tropes; it's not a predictable mystery that you can quickly solve. The story is masterfully woven, making it both an engaging and thrilling watch that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

The camera work in "Exam" is deliberately claustrophobic, with most of the movie shot in one room. The camera continually cuts between the characters, giving us a glimpse into their psyche and allowing us to see the story unfold from different perspectives.

The acting in this movie is exceptional, with every character known only by a single letter or name, portrayed perfectly by the actors. The cast, which includes Adar Beck, Gemma Chan, and Nathalie Cox, delivers exemplary performances, making us feel like we are a part of the story.

In conclusion, "Exam" is a tense, thought-provoking, and engaging movie. With an unpredictable plot and exceptional character development, "Exam" keeps you guessing every step of the way. The movie is a must-see for anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers and suspense-driven stories.

Exam is a 2010 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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    6.8  (126,197)