The Show

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  • R
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 5.6  (5,532)
  • 35

The Show is a 2017 psychological thriller movie directed by Giancarlo Esposito and written by Kenny Yakkel. The movie showcases Josh Duhamel playing the character of Adam Rogers, a reality TV host who is assigned to cover a mysterious game show called 'The Show.' The movie portrays a world where the people are addicted to reality TV shows and technology. The Show is live-streamed worldwide, and people can gamble on the outcome of the show. The game show's rules are unknown to the contestants, and they are pushed to their limits with physical and psychological obstacles to win a huge sum of money.

Adam Rogers is handed the assignment to investigate 'The Show' by his boss, Sylvia (Famke Janssen), and the show's sponsor, Mason Washington (Giancarlo Esposito). As Adam begins to delve deeper into the show's secrets, he discovers that the show is rigged, and the contestants are not aware of the dangerous consequences of every round.

The Show takes a disturbing turn as one of the contestants commits suicide during one of the show's rounds. Adam becomes obsessed with finding out the truth behind the show and why it exists. He discovers an underground society that bets on the show's outcome and the corporation's involvement that oversees the show's operations.

Josh Duhamel brings his A-game in the movie and is perfectly cast as Adam Rogers. He portrays Adam's obsession to uncover the truth behind the show's grim reality with a compelling performance. Giancarlo Esposito is brilliant as Mason Washington, showing the audience why he is one of the most talented actors working in Hollywood. The supporting casts, including James Franco and Caitlin Fitzgerald, give their best performances.

The cinematography and production design are spot on, and the movie is visually stunning. The well-written script is brought to life through fantastic acting, beautiful shots, and a well-timed score. The movie has a strong social commentary on reality TV culture and technology addiction, which adds to its realism.

The Show is a thought-provoking thriller that holds a mirror to society's obsession with reality TV shows and technology. It is a movie that makes you question the morality of these kinds of shows and the effect it has on the people who participate in them. It explores the darker side of the world of reality TV and the extent to which people will go for fame and money.

The movie has a gripping narrative that keeps the audience engaged throughout. The Show is a must-watch for any fan of the psychological thriller genre. The movie has twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat and, even more importantly, makes you think.

In conclusion, The Show is a brilliant concept that has been executed perfectly. The movie is well-directed, well-written, and well-acted, making it an enjoyable watch. The social commentary aspect of the film adds depth and makes it more than just a thriller. The Show is a movie that will stay with you long after you've watched it.

The Show is a 2017 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 35.

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    5.6  (5,532)
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