Tony Elliott’s “ARQ” Released on Netflix – Here’s What We Think About It!

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Former Orphan Black writer Tony Elliott has once again impressed us with his storytelling in his new film, “ARQ!”

“ARQ” follows Renton (Robbie Amell) and Hannah (Rachael Taylor) – a couple trapped in Renton’s lab and held hostage by masked raiders – who must protect a time looping energy source that could save humanity from the wrath of Torus.

Since its release, “ARQ has been receiving mixed reviews, including a positive 65% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This is what we had to say about it:

You know a movie is good when its first few minutes pulls at your curiosity and raises questions that you not just want, but need answered, and that is exactly what “ARQ” does!

In the beginning of the film, you feel a sense of urgency as you watch Renton and Hannah being kidnapped by a group of masked men before they are taken to Renton’s lab. That sense of urgency only grows as the film progresses. With each new loop comes twists and discoveries that leave you questioning everything, from which characters to trust to how each loop will play out. You might even assume that some loops will mostly repeat, but thanks to Elliott’s impressive writing and the phenomenal acting by Amell and Taylor, each loop manages to give a sense of deja-vu along with uncertainty – there are even moments that manage to throw you off guard as you anxiously await to see what is happening next. Just when you expect it to all be over, a new twist is thrown in that makes you eager to find out what will happen next. We definitely hope that this film will come with a sequel because we can’t get over that ending!

While some people are not impressed with certain aspects of the film, we have chosen to rate it 8.5/10. Considering its budget, we think that the well-written plot and talented acting makes “ARQ” a must-see sci-fi film for movie lovers everywhere. While there is still room for improvements for things like the effects, I think this film is overall interesting and worth checking out.

ARQ” was released yesterday at midnight and is available to watch on Netflix. We totally recommend that you watch it! Still not convinced? You can check out the trailer here.

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