Overall Rank: 190
Average Rating: 3.3/4
# of Ratings: 80
Theatrical Release Date: 10/16/2015
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/01/2016
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Actors: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Tom McCamus, William H. Macy, Sean Bridgers
Plot: Explores the relationship between a mother and son as she raises him while confined to a 10x10 room and what happens when they finally get out. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019
Could possibly be the most unsettling movie I watched in 2015. "Room" makes you feel all the right emotions at all the right moments, and even keeps its momentum after its major tone shift halfway through.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 05/26/2017
A young woman who has been held prisoner by a sexual predator for the last seven years spends all of her time locked in a single room with her 5 year old son. Room is has highly unusual approach to the subject matter of kidnap and its victims; instead of concentrating on the criminal aspect, it looks to the victims and how they must adapt and adjust to their circumstances. The story is told from the perspective of the young boy and his mother, who is - quite literally - his entire world. In fact for the first half of the film, their lives can be seen as the ultimate example of an abusive relationship; Joy endures her imprisonment and abuse for the sake of her child, never able to leave this impoverished and smothering existence. Something that many mothers can relate to, I'm sure. Rather …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/13/2016
Room is divided into two distinct parts - the first takes place in a small 10x10 room where Ma (Brie Larson) cares for her son (Jacob Tremblay) while held captive by a man referred to as "Old Nick" (Sean Bridgers). The second takes place in the outside world - bigger and brighter, but also much more challenging as mother and son acclimate to this new situation, helped along by the woman's mother (Joan Allen) and her new husband (Tom McCamus).
That's the story in a nutshell, but at the heart of Room is the deep and unwavering love between a mother and son as well as the power in one's mind to deal with these extreme circumstances. The film wouldn't work without that bond, and in Larson and Tremblay, the film absolutely shines. Larson (deservedly) won a boatload of awards (including the …
cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/07/2016
Immer wieder vergewaltigt und ohne Verbindung zur äusseren Welt. Sie überlegt, wie sie vor dem Monster fliehen soll,d er sie gefangen hält - Das ist nur ein einfacher Entwurf aus dem, was sich in Room vor uns entfaltet als intensiv spürbares filmisches Experiment: Die 24jährige Joy (Brie Larson) und ihr kleiner Sohn Jack leben in einem schäbigen Raum mit Kochecke, Bett, Tisch und Toilette. Alles wirkt ramponiert und schmutzig. Irgendwann merken wir, dass die beiden Insassen eines Gefängnisses sind und den Raum niemals verlassen. Joy seit ihrer Entführung vor sieben Jahren, der Junge seit seiner Geburt. Er ist der Sohn des Entführers, das Ergebnis einer von zahlreichen Vergewaltigungen. Trotzdem liebt Joy ihr Kind über alles. Sie lässt es in dem Glauben aufwachsen, der Raum sei …
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