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      Choose or Die

      2022 1 hr. 25 min. Horror Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Choose or Die: Trailer 1 List
      33% 46 Reviews Tomatometer 47% 500+ Ratings Audience Score After firing up a lost 80s survival horror game, a young coder unleashes a hidden curse that tears reality apart, forcing her to make terrifying decisions and face deadly consequences. Read More Read Less

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      Critics Consensus

      Flickers of frightening promise are muffled by an excessively franchise-focused story in Choose or Die, with frustratingly forgettable results.

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      Rob x It's really good, I'm satisfied Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/24 Full Review Jeff M Here we have yet another example of a thriller with a very nifty and potentially interesting premise that can't decide what to do with it. The set-up to this movie is quite strong and intriguing, especially for those of us who grew up with video games in the 80s. I remember specifically playing a similar choose-your-own-adventure type of game as CURS>R at my cousins' house during a family reunion. The concept is cool, but I could tell even before the halfway mark that the filmmakers had no idea what path to take. Blood and gore here are thankfully limited with a couple exceptions, particularly a scene toward the end involving hypodermic needles. Evans is a game protagonist, and if anyone ever makes a movie about Jimmy Fallon, they must cast Butterfield. The ending is an absolutely shameless open door for a sequel or series of sequels. By the one hour mark, I was so weary of trying to make sense of what was going on, that I felt exhausted. Tone and atmosphere are strong, but the finished product is yet another wasted opportunity. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/24 Full Review Michelle G Exciting concept, good acting. Scary and somewhat unpredictable. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/04/23 Full Review Anton V I really like the retro-concept, much like Jumanji, but this is much more sinister. Curs<R is a great title too. The trailer looks great, but the actual film is just not put together well. It has some interesting ideas, such as the strange audio code affecting reality, but nothing is explored, as if this is the first of a franchise. The acting was great, it was just the script gave very little for them to connect in any way to the audience. Sadly, this was a bit of a disappointment. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 10/10/23 Full Review Matteo P I think that the idea is really cool but some part mainly at the end made totally no sense and dramatisation in some part wasn't that good, i mean at the end what do you expect from a movie made by Netflix :) Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/21/23 Full Review Jake J Fantastic movie, original and excellently executed. Can only imagine the negative reviews are from people who are thicker than two short planks. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Noel Murray Los Angeles Times Screenwriter Simon Allen and director Toby Meakins have come up with a genuinely clever concept that could be repeatable in multiple sequels — provided that the first wave of Netflix viewers aren’t too put off by the film’s many gross-out moments. Apr 17, 2022 Full Review Jude Dry indieWire Choose or Die is a perfect entry point into genre for younger viewers, one that will also satisfy old school diehards even as it takes some pointed (perhaps deserved?) jabs at them. Rated: B+ Apr 15, 2022 Full Review Robert Daniels Polygon Meakins Choose or Die could easily be the next grimly fun horror franchise... but the quest for deeper meaning feels strained and overreaching, and it overwhelms the adventurous spirit of the films first half. Apr 15, 2022 Full Review Hector A. Gonzalez Loud and Clear Reviews Choose or Die has some interesting concepts about shifting realities and some 80s nostalgia, but it never succumbs to its true potential due to an unsightly approach by director Toby Meakins. Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 24, 2024 Full Review Kenneth Seward Jr. GameSpot Netflix’s Choose or Die is a solid thriller. It isn’t meant to be terribly scary--don’t expect a ton of jump scares or gory deaths--as the focus is aimed at presenting a bad and sometimes unsettling situation in an interesting way. Rated: 7/10 Jul 19, 2023 Full Review Jennifer Bisset CNET This Netflix horror featuring a cursed video game has enough going for it to keep you playing on. Mar 30, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis After firing up a lost 80s survival horror game, a young coder unleashes a hidden curse that tears reality apart, forcing her to make terrifying decisions and face deadly consequences.
      Toby Meakins
      Executive Producer
      Simon Allen, Nick Angel, Liza Glucoft, Ridley Scott
      Simon Allen
      Production Co
      Anton, Stigma Films
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 15, 2022
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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