Room

2015

Drama

175
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 96%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 94%
IMDb Rating 8.2 10 277576

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Cast

Megan Park as Laura
William H. Macy as Robert
Joan Allen as Nancy
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1hr 58 min
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1hr 58 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Prismark10 6 / 10

From one room to a bigger world

Room is about two people. Joy (Brie Larson) and her son Jack (Jacob Tremblay.) Joy has been held captive for seven years. She is locked in a small room in a shed with only a skylight. She has been raped by a man called Old Nick and given birth to their son, Jack.

Jack now 5 years old has grown up in this captive world, every morning he addresses the thing in the room. His only view of the outside world is what he can see from the skylight.

However Room is not a movie about a mother and child locked in a room while Old Nick abuses them. It is about Joy planning their escape and then trying to adapt to a new life with her mother, now split from her father. Her dad meanwhile has difficulties accepting Jack.

The film is rather bland. Of course the first portion of mother and son living in such distressing conditions is harrowing but Jack looks a little bit too healthy apart from his long hair. Joy only seems lost when she tries to fit in to her new circumstances once she has left the room.

The film was rather underwhelming and uneventful. Jacob Tremblay gives a good performance.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 9 / 10

Claustrophobic beauty

That review summary may sound very oxymoronic, but to me it applies to a film such as 'Room'. A film with a difficult subject, that is the stuff of nightmares, but tells it so beautifully with an interesting approach that works better than all the potential traps that films of its genre could fall under.

What could have easily have been told in a lurid, gratuitous way (being inspired by the true-life case of Josef Fritzl) is instead told in a careful and restrained way. There is even an innocence in 'Room', due to its very fascinating decision to tell it from the viewpoint of a five year old, in this case Jack, one that comes off very movingly and gives a sense that there is a little ray of hope in a seemingly hopeless situation. The source material, equally brilliant, is to be thanked here, its author Emily Donoghue adapts it to screen here and none of its power is lost.

Really appreciated the careful and restrained approach to the storytelling in 'Room', and for me and many others it was something different considering the subject. It does though affect some of the pacing in the middle act, where a little of the tension seen in especially the first part is lost a little.

For my tastes too, though it probably did fit the film's younger and more innocent viewpoint it's told from, the music score does lay it on too thick with the treacle.

However, loved how the story was told and its approach. What 'Room' also strongly benefitted from being told this way was that the mother and son relationship was able to shine through and really resonate, which it may not have done as effectively with a heavier tone. And shine through it does, with great charm and poignancy. Also appreciated that none of the characters were painted too black and white, even Old Nick.

Production values are effectively claustrophobic and the nocturnal parts chillingly nightmarish. 'Room' is beautifully directed by someone who understood how claustrophobic thrillers worked, how mother and son bonds do in dire situations do and the ability to combine both to ensure a powerful experience. A directing job that's both unsettling and empathetic. Similarly 'Room' is written with effortless skill and deft thoughtfulness.

Can't find anything to fault the performances. The superb one of Brie Larson, that was a very worthy Oscar (Golden Globe and Bafta too) win in her category, is an obvious starting point, but one mustn't overlook the beyond-his-years turn of young Jacob Tremblay, one of the best child acting performances in recent years, and William H Macy and Joan Allen both giving some of their best work in years. Sean Bridgers also gives much more to what could have been a standard cliché role.

Overall, great powerful film but the somewhat fascinatingly unconventional (for the genre) way the story was told won't work for some. 9/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by Ian Rupert 9 / 10

Emotional, great movie.

This movie hits you with a lot of emotions. One of the largest I got is sadness and frustration knowing that there are people out there right now, locked up, used and abused. Disgusting that such a thing still exists, and sad that it always will.

I hope this movie will help people understand the mental effects from all kinds of abuse, and to have patience and understanding for anyone they may encounter in life who has been through something so horrible.

The strength of the mother and the child was an impressive thing to see. Instead of giving up, she did her best to turn a small shack into the world for her boy. It would be incredibly difficult to raise a child in that situation, and especially one who is happy and loving.

The acting was amazing by Brie and Jacob. Jacob especially did such a great job for someone so young. This must have been a difficult job for him but he handled it perfectly.

Brie had to show such a large range of emotion, and earned her awards for sure. You believe every bit of it.

I can't say much about the actual story without giving things away. I suggest if you haven't seen this, go watch it now. Don't watch a trailer, don't read any more reviews. That's how I went into it, and I think that is the best way to see it.

This movie deserves every bit of a 9/10. A difficult subject, but one that needs to be seen and felt.

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