On IMDB you can read “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.

Twisted Sci-Fi story that actually works
ARQ is a totally new sci-fi movie, that was made exclusive for Netflix. The movie focuses on a war weapon called ARQ. A rolling machine connected in a distant future, that loops the time over and over. This machine leads into a movie that repeats. We follow two characters thru a weird but well made movie. Also this movie manages to challenge with your mind without it hurts too much. This twisted sci-fi story is very good and it got me hooked, even though the ending is a bit cheap and I feel that this movie should’ve been 3-4 minutes longer to just make a perfect ending. But no!

Picture and effects keeps a high level 99% of the time
When I started to watch the movie, I thought that this would be a really cheap made movie. But I was wrong! From the moment the introducing text was done and the picture started, ARQ really showed quality almost all the way to the end. The fact is that 99% of the time, the movie holds a high standard level. The final 3D part could however have been done much better, because the few scenes that are outside is even quite good. The nuclear wasted town looks authentic.

Great actors puts this movie up in Quality Level
All of the actors does a great job. They are nice to watch, got nice voices and acts authentic. There is really no dull momement and they make you hooked to the story, together with the effects and the twisted story itself. We at Distrita doesn’t want to reveal too much, but you should grab some snacks and sci-fi friends. Because this is a true sci-fi fan movie. Others might also even like this movie, because of the actors.

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If you like to watch a Sci-Fi movie this year that doesn’t involve zombies, then ARQ is a very good one. There are several Sci-Fi movies that are similar to this one, but this movie does the twisting thing in the right way. While your head will spinn, you will also understand more and more. Even for those that doesn’t like twisting movies. ARQ got high qualities and it is sad to see that it is only out on Netflix. Distrita recommend this for everyone that wants to have an entertaining evening. Also a big bonus if you love Sci-Fi movies in general.