The Show (2017) - Drama, Thriller

Hohum Score

28

Watchable

An unsettling look at reality T.V. where a disturbing hit game show has its contestants ending their lives for the public's enjoyment.

IMDB: 5.6
Director: Giancarlo Esposito
Stars: Josh Duhamel, Giancarlo Esposito
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 34 found boring (23.52%)

One-line Reviews (16)

We all slow down as we drive past car crashes with a morbid desire to see blood and gore, and in the age of reality TV with ever increasing intrusions into privacy and a need to shock and awe simply to engage an audience, "The Show" represents a possible, even likely progression into our future where Big Brother season 100 may see us vote to kill a house mate rather than evict them with perverse tortures and harassment to keep them moving and interacting and engaging the consumer.

It is a great film with an original and unbelievably gripping story.

The acting was good, plot solid and overall it was worth the watch.

what a waste of time .

Definitely in my top 3 for worst movies ever conceived, filmed and released to the public.

The characters are fairly predictable - from the cold hearted, soulless TV executive concerned most about ratings and the bottom line, to the individuals struggling in their lives and looking for a way out that the new reality show provides.

What I thought was very entertaining and thought provoking was the simple concept that Reality Television seems to be getting more and more perverse and it's not impossible to believe something of this sort and magnitude will eventually air and be watched by millions.

Mildly entertaining.

wish I had sat and watched paint dry for 2 hours.

The story line and plot simple enough but highly engaging.

Big waste of time .

Dont waste your time on this film

The predictable preachy plot of the movie is one thing and at least it doesn't take any prisoners.

Sadly the film stumbled hard towards the finale in a desperate attempt to end on a positive note, even if that meant suddenly hurling the carefully established reality out the window and becoming stock, shallow and predictable.

This was unbearable.

What a gripping story.