The Belko Experiment

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

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Thriller is relentlessly bleak and gory but interesting.

R 2017 88 minutes

Parents say

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Based on 1 review

Kids say

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Based on 15 reviews

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Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 17, 2017
  • On DVD or streaming: June 27, 2017
  • Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona
  • Director: Greg McLean
  • Studio: BH Tilt
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Run time: 88 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong bloody violence throughout, language including sexual references, and some drug use
  • Last updated: May 7, 2022

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