- 1 hr 31 min
In the 2010 thriller film Removal, Billy Burke plays Cole Jensen, a white-collar executive who is kidnapped and held captive by a mysterious organization known as The Program. Jensen wakes up in a strange room with no memory of how he got there, and soon realizes that he is being subjected to a series of psychological tests and experiments in order to test his moral compass and determine whether he is fit for the job that the organization has in mind for him.
With the help of fellow captive and potential employer Becker (played by Mark Kelly), Jensen begins to piece together the truth behind The Program and the sinister motives of its leaders. Oz Perkins plays an enigmatic Program employee who may hold the key to unlocking the mystery of Jensen's captivity.
As the tests become increasingly grueling and dangerous, with Jensen frequently pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he must decide whether to cooperate with his captors or fight back against their manipulative tactics. With thrilling action sequences and an intense psychological showdown between Jensen and his captors, Removal is a gripping thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
At its core, Removal is a film about the nature of power and control, and the lengths that individuals will go to in order to maintain it. Through Jensen's harrowing ordeal, the film explores the ideologies that drive authoritarian organizations, as well as the human psyche under duress.
With strong performances from its main cast, taut direction from Nick Simon, and a suspenseful score, Removal is a standout entry in the psychological thriller genre. Fans of films like The Silence of the Lambs and Saw will appreciate the film's blend of psychological torture and edge-of-your-seat action, as well as its thought-provoking commentary on the dangers of unchecked authority.
Removal is a 2010 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.