Richard Kelly’s slick thriller is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma that goes absolutely nowhere, writes Donald Clarke
art direction is luscious, and there are some good dark twists about the place. However, after the first hour the plot becomes so tediously entangled that no sane person could be bothered trying to make sense of it. Worst of all, Kelly totally bungles the killer payoff from the original story.
The core of The Box is, thus, a joke with no punch line. What a waste.
Directed by Richard Kelly. Starring Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn, Holmes Osborne, Sam Oz Stone
Pushing her buttons: Cameron Diaz in The Box