Black Box(Welcome To The Blumhouse) review

Black Box is an excellent psychological thriller movie, that’s part of the four movies of this years Welcome To The Blumhouse for Amazon Prime. I’m afraid a lot of Blumhouse’s fandom will not like these films, however, since they’re very wary of films he produces for streaming and if you’re not a fan of his Hulu horror anthology Into The Dark, which I think are generally great flicks. The Welcome To The Blumhouse anthologies won’t persuade you to be a fan of these streaming titles.

Especially if you didn’t like his previous psychological thrillers like The Invisible Man and Get Out then you’re not going to be a fan of Black Box even though I loved those two Blumhouse films and think that they’re some of his best work along with Whiplash and BlacKkKlansman.

Director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour is able to create a really intriguing science fiction atmosphere with Black Box, Mamoudou Athie gives a really strong performance as the lead actor and could have himself a breakthrough performance here. The supporting cast is also very strong. A few big problems I have with Black Box are the pacing and editing. Overall it’s a decent entry for Blumhouse’s streaming titles.

Overall grade: 2.5/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar

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