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ARQ (2016)

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Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity.

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Tony Elliott

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Tony Elliott
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robbie Amell ... Renton
Rachael Taylor ... Hannah
Shaun Benson ... Sonny
Gray Powell ... Father
Jacob Neayem ... Brother
Adam Butcher ... Cuz
Tantoo Cardinal ... The Pope
Nicolas Van Burek ... News Anchor (voice)
Jamie Spilchuk ... Mobius Common (voice)
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Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity.

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ARQ 時の牢獄 See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of writer/director Tony Elliott. See more »

Goofs

At least twice in the film, a character refers to a "kuru virus." Kuru is the Papua New Guinean term for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (first observed in New Guinea). Kuru/CJD is caused by a prion, not a virus. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Renton: You okay?
[flex-cuffs zipping]
Father: That guy you fried with your clever little trap? That was our cousin.
Brother: Cuz.
Father: That's Brother. Sonny. You can call me Father. And you two? You two are the kids.
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Connections

Referenced in The Chronic Rift: Time Loop-de-Loops (2018) See more »

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The problem with IMDb are the extreme reviews
20 September 2016 | by skGoliatSee all my reviews

To get this out of the way, the movie is neither a 10 nor a 1 and the end is a bit unsatisfying.

This being said, this movie is enjoyable if you can stand the "Groundhogs Day" mechanics. I would definitely recommend the movie for friends of mine who like Science Fiction movies. Maybe I would even buy the BluRay.

It is full of twists, surprises, I can understand the emotions of the characters and I really like how the characters developed. Yes, there are plot holes (like with every movie that involves time travel), yes, not each performance is Oscar worthy, but if you don't expect "The Godfather" in the Star Wars universe, you might like it.

I rated it 7 out of 10, because I really like SF flicks, for "normal" people it might be a 6.

Enjoy


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