This is a film in the style of `Saw'; it opens with a guy in a rubber mask preparing a room for its new job of being a cell. He then goes about kidnapping nine people. The police are alerted and so is the LA media; however they continue till he has all of them.
They then find themselves hand cuffed to poles in this cell. He enters and tells them the rules. They must all work out why they are all there and what they have done to deserve to die. He will kill one of them every ten minutes until they either work out what they have done, or they are all dead.
There is a digital clock in the wall which is used through out to keep the tension going. They are a mixed bunch including an insurance salesman, a cop, an assistant district attorney, a priest and a strip club owner. As they start to confess their past indiscretions, they disclose more about themselves, and some of their stories are told in flash back.
Their captor has that deep semi sinister voice which is de rigueur in all of these types of films. There are pretty good performances by all involved and there are some clever plot twists. However the ending is left hanging, almost like they ran out of money, time or ideas and that is where it loses its stars. Despite a good if not original idea, some excellent acting and a good musical score, this has been let down right at the end, Chris Shadley has done a fairly good job at directing as this is a two hour film and holds your attention throughout, however if the final destination is a bit disappointing, it ultimately takes something away from the journey too. If the `Saw' genre of films is your thing, this should be one for you, but it is no way near as gorey as this is much more of a psychological thriller than horror.