What if someone gave you a box containing a button that, if pushed, would bring you a million dollars…but simultaneously take the life of someone you don’t know? Would you do it? And what would be the consequences? The year is 1976. Norma Lewis is a teacher at a private high school and her husband, Arthur, is an engineer working at NASA. They are, by all accounts, an average couple living a normal life in the suburbs with their young son…until a mysterious man with a horribly disfigured face appears on their doorstep and presents Norma with a life-altering proposition: the box. With only 24 hours to make their choice, Norma and Arthur face an impossible moral dilemma. What they don’t realize is that no matter what they decide, terrifying consequences will have already been set in motion. They soon discover that the ramifications of this decision are beyond their control and extend far beyond their own fortune and fate.

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Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
852 Ratings
852 Ratings

44% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 5.1/10
  • Fresh 68
  • Rotten 85

Critics Consensus: Imaginative but often preposterous, The Box features some thrills but largely feels too piecemeal.

15+ COMMON SENSE

Creepy thriller too confusing for kids, awful for adults.

Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Thriller
Released
Copyright
© 2009 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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