28 Hotel Rooms


Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Nov 8, 2012
    Despite the familiar setup, this is no "Same Time, Next Year," what with its hot-sheets trysts, full-frontal flashes and frank language. But the brief - sometimes very brief - encounters glimpsed here between the film's leads and sole characters (billed only as "Man" and "Woman") are inventive and telling.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Nov 15, 2012
    While Messina and Ireland are fine company, writer-director Matt Ross' conceit tires you out.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Dec 6, 2012
    The movie's conceit grows a bit stale even with a short running time, and ultimately the whole thing feels more like an acting workshop than a full-fledged human story.
  4. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Nov 6, 2012
    We're supposed to take their self-pity at face value, an impression that's emphasized by a grinding monotonous humorlessness.
  5. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Nov 14, 2012
    In its own small way, by documenting the petty panic of two people who want to be together but are otherwise entangled, 28 Hotel Rooms is often masterful.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Nov 16, 2012
    At the very least 28 Hotel Rooms, the first feature written and directed by Matt Ross, is an impressively executed acting exercise for Chris Messina and Marin Ireland.
  7. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Nov 8, 2012
    You wonder if Hollywood is trying to make a point: sex is joyless, and best experienced by recognizable, and recognizably obnoxious people.
  8. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Nov 13, 2012
    Messina and Ireland thrive under that gaze, and dismaying affectations aside-the characters go needlessly unnamed - the movie articulates the enduring allure of a love defined, and heightened, by restrictions.
  9. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Nov 6, 2012
    Lacking much dramatic or intellectual stimulation, it's ultimately a limp effort.
  10. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Nov 6, 2012
    Not showing us every aspect of their lives is a fine, even novel, approach, but merely telling us about them instead feels like a fruitless middle ground.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 28, 2014
    While watching for the first time and not knowing anything about it, this film delivers a frank and unusual introspection of people as loversWhile watching for the first time and not knowing anything about it, this film delivers a frank and unusual introspection of people as lovers wishing they had met 'first' and how to deal with the immediate enjoyment of sex and being together, and any long term solution. How does one 'love someone else'? Full Review »