Movie review: The Platform

Genre: Thriller
Language: Spanish
My rating: 4/5

I was looking for a different kind of movie and this one grabbed my attention. The trailer was totally intriguing and thus my movie night began.

The movie starts as Goreng wakes up in his cell at level 48. The Hole is a vertical prison with many levels and two inmates per level. There is only one food platform in the center which descends from the top level and each level has only two minutes to feed from the platform. There is enough delicious and extravagant foods for all the hundreds of levels, only if the inmates at the top eat their fair share; which they don’t. The inmates on the lower levels, hence completely starves and what they do to survive is truly shocking and gruesome.

If everyone eat only what they needed, the food will reach the lowest levels.
                                  – Imoguiri

The movie as a whole will surely keep the viewers on edge. The screenplay is good and the acting is sound. Though there are scenes of violence and gory stuffs, you cannot stop watching once you start. Though the climax felt like it was left a bit hanging, I felt it was artistic. It’s surely worth watching­čĹŹ