Theatrical Release: April 7, 2000


Mild-mannered college senior Luke McNamara (Joshua Jackson) is allowed to join a super-secret and very elite Ivy League fraternity. Membership in this selective private club can make the difference between just making it in life or becoming a successful power broker. But at the core of this secret society lies dark conspiracies. If you should decide that the truth must come out about this seductive club, well, you will be eliminated.
Shortly after his roommate supposedly commits suicide, Luke discovers that the leaders of the group are bent on a new world order. He spends the rest of the film trying to avoid being killed by its fanatical leaders.

Dove Review

Clichéd and not very suspenseful, it is merely loud and violent. Whether these powerful hidden societies are destructive or not, we will not learn from this film. It is merely an action thriller, Hollywood style, lacking any serious investigation into this elitist world. The lead, however, does better himself by film’s end and tries to defeat evil. It would be good teen escapist entertainment if not for the implied promiscuous sex, the extreme violence and the profane language that is used by one and all.

Content Description

Language: GD 1, Jesus 1, Christ 1, God 12, S-word 12, SOB 3, expletives 8 – Sex 1 implied sex scene with no nudity, prostitutes are brought into a room to service the pledges, 2 sexual conversations, scantily clad women – Smoking: the pledges smoke cigars – Violence: it is a very violent film replete with 2 fist fights, a car chase, and threats of murder; we are led to believe that one man has committed suicide (we see his body hanging), a man is beaten with pipes, we hear a man’s neck being broken by another man, a man tries to shoot himself, one man falls to his death.


Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: John Pogue
Director: Rob Cohen
Genre: Suspense
Runtime: 115 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright