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Level 16 Reviews

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September 25, 2019
Level 16 is about atmosphere rather than all-out scares, and it's much to the story's credit that we remain on the hook right up until the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 16, 2019
What begins as an almost typical YA narrative takes a turn into some truly pitch black directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 13, 2019
The film remains uncomplicated by never reaching for anything more complex than commentary on female beauty standards and historical ideals about women's behaviour; but it is confident in its standpoint and delivers them to eerie effect
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2019
While Level 16 may lack the prestige of a Margaret Atwood adaptation such as The Handmaid's Tale, it warrants equal consideration as a work of formidable feminist fury. On a budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 21, 2019
There's a building toward the inevitable, but it's not boring/predictable. It's more like a presentiment that has you saying, "No, no, no, no" under your breath with each new awful thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 17, 2019
From the opening frames of this smart sci-fi story, we are thrust into the perfectly realized microcosmos of the Vestalis Academy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 15, 2019
And while fans of the genre will absolutely appreciate the surreal gloom, for most others Level 16 will come in at a level below an average Twilight Zone episode.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 12, 2019
It's an invented reality that's awfully easy to sell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 12, 2019
Level 16 succeeds as a hybrid of the kind of dystopian paranoia we get from Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale with touches of sanitized malevolence from Stanley Kubrick.
March 11, 2019
Plucky, rough-around-the-edges thriller... Low budget, but it has an engaging sci-fi story.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 5, 2019
The entirety of Level 16 rests on the relationship between the female leads, while flirting with social norms of femininity and beauty. On that front, it definitely works well enough to warrant a viewing.
March 1, 2019
A female-focused tale of science-fiction dystopian thrills, Level 16 makes a strong and powerful statement; one that deserves to be seen by all. For those thinking science-fiction is a man's world, prepare to think again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2019
Though it struggles from the inevitable difficulty in producing a denouement that fully satisfies after all this build-up, Level 16 is a beautifully structured and profoundly disturbing film anchored by strong performances from its young leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2019
But as it sputters toward its curtain-exposing conclusion, "Level 16" stays disappointingly thin, both as a dark-future cautionary saga and a genre exercise.
March 1, 2019
Drawing on the disturbing hermetic worlds of Innocence, Never Let Me Go and The Handmaid's Tale, Level 16 places us in a supposedly educational environment that is rearing meek, docile illiterates for a purpose that will only gradually become clear.
February 27, 2019
The world in Level 16 feels like it was created because it's trendy right now to make art about repressed women.
February 27, 2019
Initial hints of a Mean Girls-meets-Lord of the Flies complication don't come to much in this straightforward pic...
February 27, 2019
the big reveal undermines Esterhazy's carefully laid and creepy setup, a case of meticulous years long planning turning out to be utterly unnecessary to its end goal, if more dramatically interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 10, 2018
Level 16 is a compelling thriller that serves as a powerful metaphor for the unnatural standards society places on women
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 29, 2018
Level 16 is an engaging, earnest and thrilling feminist fairy tale that both consciously riffs on earlier films and yet maintains an original vision without becoming clichéd or predictable.
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