The Facility 2013 TV-MA CC

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Eight volunteers locked in a facility find themselves fighting for their lives when a drug trial goes horribly wrong.

Starring:
Aneurin Barnard, Alex Reid
Runtime:
1 hour, 24 minutes

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Genres Horror
Director Ian Clark
Starring Aneurin Barnard, Alex Reid
Supporting actors Chris Larkin, Amit Shah, Skye Lourie, Oliver Coleman, Jack Doolan, Steve Evets, Nia Roberts, Emily Butterfield
Studio Tribeca Film
MPAA rating TV-MA
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Scott Baker on April 16, 2014
Format: DVD
Drug-testing has always interested me for some reason. I guess the concept of people volunteering to take an unknown substance and see what could go wrong with their bodies both terrifies and fascinates me. Some people do it for money, while others do it as an attempt to help mankind. But regardless of their motives, the possibility for tragedy is always there. THE FACILITY is a film that asks what might happen in the extreme case if a drug were to cause reactions way beyond the scope of what is expected. The results are both chillingly realistic and terrifying.

I wouldn’t really classify this film as horror so much as a thriller. It has quite a bit of blood, although not much gore to speak of; it’s also not very graphic in the violence department, either. But, it’s definitely got some intensity and some creepy moments.

I like the location that was chosen for THE FACILITY. The place looks just like I would expect it to. Not to mention, it is remote but in a scenic, wooded area. I’ve heard places like this are chosen by drug companies to help promote a sense of peace. But there’s no peacefulness to be had in this film.

The acting is great with Aneurin Barnard heading up a top-notch cast. I enjoy Barnard’s work, and have ever since I reviewed him in THE CITADEL last year. Likewise, his supporting cast do a great job in their roles.

But even though I enjoyed this film, it still lacks a bit, particularly in regard to the plot. We are never told what the drug is for, nor are we technically given any resolution at the end; all we get are tidbits of information in written form. Also, the characters aren’t quite fleshed out as much as I would have liked, although that is just a minor observation.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Tom Oliviero on September 27, 2013
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This film had potential - really. The premise was interesting and it got off to a fine start. The problem is, it went nowhere. It was difficult to care about the characters because they were not developed. I would have even settled for a basic "scary" movie, but there wasn't anything frightening or any "jump" scenes. Don't waste your time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Victoria J. Dennison on October 17, 2014
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The film was a really good thriller! Interesting story and good acting made my rating a four. It kept me on the edge of my seat through the whole thing and the story seemed plausible as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eddie R. Garcia on January 28, 2014
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I thought it was okay, nothing I haven't seen before (a bit predictable ) but once the action started it kept me entertained.

I don't need gruesome special effects to enjoy a movie, but this had no real gore, just blood is splashed here and there. This is low budget, but NOT that low budget.
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"The Facility" has a premise ripe with promise for a suspense thriller. Unfortunately, the film fails to deliver the pay off promised a the beginning.

SPOILERS:

Seven strangers including Morty (Steve Evets), Joni (Alex Reid), Arif (Amit Shah), Katie (Nia Roberts) and Adam (Aneurin Barnard)volunteer to take an experimental drug. They aren't told what it is for and the purpose of the study is only to test sid effects not efficacy since none of them have any sort of disease or disorder that it could be used to treat. It's for the good of humanity with a paycheck. Or is it? Could it be some sort of military experiment gone awry or did things simply escalate out of control because of an unforseen side effect? Gradually those who received the drug go crazy. Part of the missed opportunity is milking the suspense of not knowing who got the drug and who are the controls (those who didn't get drug but placebo)and also playing off the paranoia of their situation--they are isolated, locked in the building for the weekend with only a trial coordinator, nurse and doctor on staff.

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What works in favor of the film are the members of the cast who all do a credible job of playing ther characters including Alex Reid ("The Descent"). Sadly, they aren't given much to work with or -ahem- sink their teeth into. Sadly, the resolution undoes much of that particularly or the leads layed by Reid and Aneurin Barnard.

The film is well shot but there's a lack of atmosphere in the approach to the material and the look of the film. It's a pity because now that the concept has been poorly used here, it's unlikely that someone else will approach the same type of material and do it justice.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joe Smart on January 22, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Thoroughly stupid British thriller about a group of people who participate in a two week drug study. Unfortunately the drug has violent side-effects, including inducing agonizing pain and psychotic behavior in the subjects. Even more unfortunate, the filmmakers don't seem to have given any serious thought about anything that happens in this movie.

First of all there's the drug--nobody in the movie (or the filmmakers themselves) seems to know what it's actually supposed to do. Drugs are usually meant to treat specific symptoms--if you are doing a drug study on an anti-depressant then you want your test subjects to be people who suffer from depression. If you are testing a drug for schizophrenia then you want people with those symptoms. Blood pressure drug? You want people with high blood pressure.

The people in The Facility don't suffer from anything in particular and have no idea what the drug is actually supposed to do to them. Maybe this is some sort of secret army test of a drug to make people more aggressive, but if that were the case there should be far more security controls in place. The doctor in The Facility seems to be completely shocked by the side-effects from the drug--which is bizarre, since presumably animal tests were conducted before Phase 1 Human Trials and at least some of the side-effects should have been detected then.

We are expected to believe that the subjects are in a research lab where all of the doors are locked so it's impossible to get out; all of the phone lines are shut down so it's impossible to call 911; and there are no fire or burglar alarms or any kind that can be triggered.
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