Film

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets

Director
Sean Olson
Certificate
12A
Running Time
98 mins

A diverse quintet of teens compete in a series of games to win a mansion owned by mysterious billionaire Atticus Virtue (Chad Michael Murray). Yes, you may recognise the basic plot from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

There’s some derivative fun to be had, but The Guardian‘s two-star review was dismissive: “Targeting the demographic intersection between geeky YA fiction readers, folks interested in psychology that doesn’t go much deeper than an internet quiz, and supermarket puzzle magazine fans, this sci-fi-inflected thriller is moderately satisfying as long as you don’t think about it too much.”

By robin askew, Thursday, Oct 22 2020

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