“The Belko Experiment” (Orion)

By Catholic News Service

Poorly conceived drama about workplace competition, probably intended as an allegory, wallows in meaningless gore. Employees of a Colombia field office of a faceless American corporation are ordered, on the PA system, to start killing each other so that more won’t die. Director Greg McLean and screenwriter James Gunn orchestrate a swift descent into screaming, shouting and the kill-or-be-killed ethos.

Gun and physical violence, continuous gore, pervasive rough language. Catholic News Service classification, O — morally offensive. Motion Picture Association of America rating, R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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