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      The Thinning

      2016 1 hr. 21 min. Mystery & Thriller Horror List
      Reviews 61% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score In a dying world, population control is dictated by an aptitude test in high school. When two students discover the test is all smoke and mirrors and hiding a larger conspiracy, they go against the system to expose the conspiracy and take it down. Read More Read Less

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      George H Even though this is a YouTube movie is actually decent. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/23/23 Full Review Victor O I'm a big fan of actress Peyton R. List, and I was more than disappointed in how difficult it was to find this, given its exclusivity on YouTube. But I managed, and must say I was blown away. The Near Future. The world's population has grown to the point that the world must go to extremes to protect the world. In the United States, the government culls humanity's children from the moment they enter kindergarten to their final year in high school with the least intelligent euthanized. Laina Michaels has worked her hardest to pass the standardized test that determines your fate known as The Thinning, while still trying to maintain the semblance of a life in a dystopian world that presumably preys on the less intelligent. While the wealthy do their best as much as the poor, Blake Redding, the son of the governor, just wants to live his life on his terms and not under his domineering father. But after a year in which his great love was lost to the Thinning, he decided to end his life on his final run with Laina working as hard as ever, this time protecting her sister. But things go awry when it appears the test is not being fair to its students as on this Thinning becomes an event of chaos. Wow! Why in the world is this exclusive on YouTube when it should be given the straight-up Hollywood treatment? In many ways it's similar to the Hunger Games movies, only instead of a contest it's a test in which the smartest, not the strongest, are deemed worthy to live. Similar to Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet, only instead of being random and fair, it's presumably corrupt and unfair. This was filmed on a low budget, but it's well made and has splendid acting from the young kids to adults. A frightening story makes you think as well as a thrilling action film. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/29/23 Full Review Tina K A story that takes place in a dystopian world where a barbaric "solution is used to manage overpopulation. I like the unexpected twists! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review leanne e It was OK very predictable and not much original about it , good to pass time I spose Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review KillerKupzofJoy Poor acting with a tale, felt written, for a talentless "protagonist". Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/18/22 Full Review Audience Member this movie was the epitome of faeces, stunk of it, honestly would rather watch someone drop cutlery over and over again until my eyes bled piss. if you decide to watch this movie, please dont, instead go outside and paint your fence and watch it dry, or optionally you could play krunker.io Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Adi Robertson The Verge The film seems utterly indifferent toward its own subject matter. Oct 23, 2018 Full Review Brian Costello Common Sense Media Some peril, sex in teen dystopian sci-fi tale. Rated: 3/5 Apr 19, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In a dying world, population control is dictated by an aptitude test in high school. When two students discover the test is all smoke and mirrors and hiding a larger conspiracy, they go against the system to expose the conspiracy and take it down.
      Director
      Michael J. Gallagher
      Executive Producer
      Jason Berger, Steve Greene, Amy Laslett
      Screenwriter
      Michael J. Gallagher, Steve Greene
      Production Co
      Legendary Digital Media, Cinemand, Kids At Play
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 28, 2017