YMMV / Exam

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Considering how White got Brunette disqualified, it's very satisfying when Black knocks him out with a well-deserved punch.
  • Deus ex Machina: The reveal that Deaf has been playing with the clock can come across like this to some.
  • Dysfunction Junction
  • Fridge Brilliance: White and Brown were the only two of the group who were specifically asked to apply. White and Brown are also the main instigators of conflict, meaning they were chosen and invited specifically to cause tension which would give the applicants a chance to prove themselves.
  • Love to Hate: White
  • Moral Event Horizon: many characters cross this - or consider other characters to have crossed it - at different points.
    • If Brown doesn't cross it by threatening Dark with torture, even tying her up and slicing her thigh open at one point, then he does by stealing White's medicine, which White needs in order to live. Though Black was perfectly willing to withhold the medicine, just to see if White was faking, Brown knocked the pill down the drain when White began going into genuine convulsions.
    • Black arguably crosses it when he is willing to let White die to to get the job. Note that Dark was already getting White out and he did try to give White the pill before Brown knocked it away. But he still didn't help Dark move White.
    • White takes the guard's gun and threatens to shoot the remaining candidates if they don't leave and forfeit.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Colin Salmon as the Invigilator.
  • Shocking Swerve: To some, the introduction of science fiction elements near the end is this.