Room 237

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
Watch On
  1. 60
    As amusing as the movie is, I think in the end that Ascher misses the labyrinth for the trees.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Mar 30, 2013
    60
    What Room 237 is really about is how movies inspire passion. Which is a great thing, even if it comes out in wack-job ways.
  3. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Apr 3, 2013
    50
    There are no hard answers in Room 237, a feature-length, sporadically engaging exploration of the latter (The Shining).
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26
  1. Apr 1, 2013
    4
    For every interesting point these Kubrick "experts" make, there are two Dark-Side-of-the-Moon-played-along-with-The-Wizard-of-Oz leaps ofFor every interesting point these Kubrick "experts" make, there are two Dark-Side-of-the-Moon-played-along-with-The-Wizard-of-Oz leaps of faith. There's value in exploring the intricacies of such a classic film, but the pacing of this documentary suffers due to the inclusion of some pretty silly (and lengthy) conspiracy theories. Unless it's really a movie about ridiculous obsession. In that case, 11/10. Full Review »
  2. Nov 11, 2013
    0
    This film made very wild assumptions about the most minute of details in Kubrick's The Shining. Some connections were so loose that I couldThis film made very wild assumptions about the most minute of details in Kubrick's The Shining. Some connections were so loose that I could barely believe they were being discussed in a serious manner. I had to create an account simply for the fact that I thought this movie was so bad, and if I can save just one person the time it takes to watch this film, it will all be worthwhile for me. Avoid. Full Review »
  3. Nov 1, 2013
    1
    I love documentaries. This is the worst documentary I have ever seen. It seems to have been pieced together by a film school student. EachI love documentaries. This is the worst documentary I have ever seen. It seems to have been pieced together by a film school student. Each person picks out random meaningless items and state this is the focus and point of the movie. You can look at a poster and state that poster is the entire meaning of the movie. One commentator has to pause so he can take care of a crying child. This is not professionalism. I was completely intrigued by this and it is time that I spent that I will never get back. Do not watch this documentary. Save yourself. This has nothing to do with Stanley Kubrick or The Shinning. It has everything to do with untalented delusional people that want to feel a part of something bigger. Full Review »