This film has that kind of stilted, oddly emphatic, overly dramatic feel that makes you think it was originally written as a play. The dialog, and acting are all a little over the top, as if designed to fill a theater, but which comes across as too heavy and fake when exposed to the intimacy of the camera.
The basic plot involves the primary character (Jack I think his name was) inviting 4 friends over for a social evening, apparently to play the board game Clue. He has other, more nefarious plans in mind, however. I won't say more for fear of spoilers, but what I just said actually sounds more interesting than the film proved to be. My main complaint is that there seemed to be no substantial motive for Jack's actions. Competition with the Major? Trying to show him up? Whatever it was, it was incredibly weak, muddy, and unsatisfying. I only watched it to the end in case there was some really clever pay-off finale, but there wasn't, so it made the entire thing virtually a waste of time.
The story seemed to depend on everybody ramping up to full extremis mode as quickly as possible to satisfy the plot, which stretched credibility too far for comfort or a sense of reality. Cannot recommend.