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3.6
2,299 Ratings

Room

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
United States, United Kingdom, 2015
Drama

Synopsis

A modern-day story about the boundless love between mother and child; young Jack knows nothing of the world except for the single room in which he was born and raised.

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Room Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2016 | Winner: Best Actress

2016 | 3 nominations including: Best Motion Picture of the Year

American Film Institute Awards

2016 | Winner: Movie of the Year

BAFTA Awards

2016 | Winner: Best Leading Actress

2016 | Nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay

The movies can put a positive spin on anything… If The Martian is a friendly version of dark Ridley Scott sci-fi, Room domesticates repugnant horror with spiritual uplift… “Ma” becomes a stand-in for every young mother isolated by child care, chained by domestic servitude, and abused at night by a man who’s out all day in a world she may never see again. This dismal parody of heterosexual coupling reinforces the idea that it’s time to have families in some new way.
February 25, 2016
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[After Ma and Jack escape,] Room becomes generic, diluted, almost like a Hallmark series with the troubled family trying to find footing in the chaos around them. The spatial control of the earlier part is stretched out, and the energy sapped from the original idea.
February 05, 2016
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It’s an incredibly moving and detailed work. By shunning melodrama to focus on physical and emotional minutiae, it’s a film about the imperceptible struggles of getting through each dark day.
January 13, 2016
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What are people saying?

  • chanandre's rating of the film Room

    Disgusting. Manipulative. Gross. Overrated. Emotional rape. Sentimental porn. Abusive. Exploitative. Callous. Crass. Vulgar. Loud. Uncalled for. Forgettable. Sub-zero.

  • Dave's rating of the film Room

    Jacob Tremblay gives one of the great performances by a child actor that I have ever seen. Brie Larson rightly received praise for her for, but Tremblay was a revelation for me. Honestly, I knew little about how the story would play out coming into the movie and was pleasantly surprised that it held up even through the second act, which many reviewers felt was the weaker half.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Room

    After all the hype and awards, I'm left feeling mostly underwhelmed. Clunky aesthetic choices often distracted me, as did the light and superficial treatment of some very dark subject matter. There were some interesting things going on, though, with pretty good performances all around.

  • Z's rating of the film Room

    Devastatingly powerful film about the unbreakable bond between mother and child. The entire cast is magnificent, but Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay are in a class by themselves. Restrained, sad and remarkably stirring cinema. Keep tissues handy.

  • ig_____or's rating of the film Room

    It's so nice to finally see Brie Larson ascend to the A-list after an already Oscar-worthy performance in 2013's "Short Term 12". The dynamic between her and Jacob Tremblay is the core of the film, and while it could have settled for a more crowd-pleaser happy ending, "Room" finishes on a bittersweet note, dealing with the struggle of overcoming such a traumatic experience. Very touching, from beginning to end.

  • Daniel Roque's rating of the film Room

    I feared that Room would lose interest as soon as Jack and Joy left that horrifying claustrophobic place. It didn't, the world outside was just as frightful and captivating to watch. Very tender and engaging with a few morbid moments, Brie Larson is incredible, but the tiny Jacob Tremblay makes the movie - biggest snub in this awards season!

  • HenriqueA's rating of the film Room

    Holy shit, Lenny, you might be my favorite director alive. And you made me cry and be all distressed for 118 minutes. A very brutal story told with such delicacy. Jakob Tremblay and Brie Larson are MONUMENTAL. I can't ever watch this film again, but I''m so fucking glad I did it this one time.

  • josé neves's rating of the film Room

    A telefilm to the letter, both in production terms and in its writing, which does nothing more than to accumulate great themes with small images and a horrible music ,dreadfully used, and an unspeakable reverberating voice off, corresponding to the illusory will of the child protagonist. The spirit of good took over the cinematographic act and it's much worse than the Disney productions of the 70s and 80s.

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