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3.4
1,195 Ratings

Green Room

Directed by Jeremy Saulnier
United States, 2015
Drama

Synopsis

A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence.

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Green Room Directed by Jeremy Saulnier

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2015 | Directors' Fortnight

Toronto International Film Festival

2015 | 3rd place: People's Choice Award (Midnight Madness)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 | 3rd place: Most Anticipated of 2016

I thought this movie would be good, but I did not expect it to be _this_ good. As in, so tense and funny and well acted (chiefly by the late, great Anton Yelchin, leading the proceedings with his smart, soulful eyes and genuine terror turned cynical fuck-it-all), that I even accepted elegant Patrick Stewart would lead a bunch of scumbags skinheads in the PNW woods. The last scene is met with the perfect musical punchlines of the year.
December 31, 2016
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This genre exercise in locked-room horror is masterful and swift, proving Saulnier could direct an episode of The Walking Dead with no problem. His script flirts with coupledom and then rejects it, as a nihilist punk horror movie should.
August 12, 2016
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Though cannily engineered as a crowd pleaser — it could be seen as a Die Hard for viewers with stronger stomachs — Green Room has an abiding punk spirit that informs every aspect of the production. It's cut to a tight 93 minutes, made tighter by jagged edits that always come a beat or two before they might be anticipated. Saulnier also counts on the audience to be smart and aware of genre conventions, so he can defy them at every turn.
April 14, 2016
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What are people saying?

  • Ethan's rating of the film Green Room

    This is one intense and unsettling film that is beautifully done. Anton Yelchin is definitely a talent gone way too soon. A true horror film that expertly showcases the true horrors that people are capable of when they feel threatened and their livelihood is at stake.

  • Henri de Corinth's rating of the film Green Room

    I just wanted a straight-up survive-the-night exploitation movie w/ some PNW scenery, but: it didn't generate very much urgency or suspense, mostly because it's wildly implausible (which I normally don't care about if the film is made well); and despite what many reviews say it's badly photographed -especially during crucial scenes of violence/suspense. You can't tell what's happening half the time.

  • Yasser Azmy's rating of the film Green Room

    full of surprises, and one of the most violent and tense movie i've seen from a very long time, i'd like to see more of the director, he seems nuts (on a good way), specialy if he stays on this genre, tarntino himself would be a jelous.

  • Ana Sousa's rating of the film Green Room

    LOVED the atmosphere; Patrick is a king; I'm loving Imogen more and more each role she gets; Anton is a gem. One of the nicest people I've met. We've lost too many great ones already, too soon. It was a pleasure. You'll be greatly missed ♥

  • Zach Closs's rating of the film Green Room

    What an absolute nailbiter. Saulnier's brilliant monochrome follow-up to "Blue Ruin" (here's hoping he goes for a violent-Americana Three Colors trilogy) is a superbly-acted, methodical slow-burn that actually earns moments of confronting horror. Will leave even the most jaded genre buffs scared silly. We lost Yelchin too soon; he's amazing here.

  • OFF_FRAME's rating of the film Green Room

    Starts off really well and manages to earn it's street cred in the punk/hardcore scene before ripping the carpet from the unsuspecting viewer with the first piece of violence. By the half-way point it degenerates into a predictable, kill or be killed, by-the-numbers genre flick. The main problem lies with the scripting of Nazi leader Darcy and the motives of the nazi-punks. The gore VFX are superb. 2.5 stars

  • Palmat's rating of the film Green Room

    Great thriller with fine ensamble work and assured direction from Saulnier. The score was particularly great and the cinematography beautiful. The violence is gruesome and the suspense is just as visceral and unforgiving which made this one of the best movies I´ve seen in a long time. It might not be original, but as "siege-movies" go, this was pretty spot on.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Green Room

    Points for the score and some beautiful camera work. No points for the cheap tension, painful dialogue, and lazy arc. The villains were hollow duds, no two ways. Saulnier provides no reason for them even being "neo-Nazis", nor does he capitalize on the most interesting moments of the film. Not to mention the design was a complete mess. Utter disappointment. Did he simply Google skinheads and punks and make a movie?

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