Room

User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5

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  1. JannetP.
    Jul 7, 2006
    8
    ROOM is an interesting, moving, and troubling film
  2. ChadS.
    Mar 23, 2007
    7
    When Julia(Cyndi Williams) ditches her family to search for the room that materializes itself from a series of fainting spells(why doesn't anybody suggest a hospital?), the filmmaker pointedly assures the audience that she isn't having a "I've Never Been to Me" declaration of independence. She walks into a room, the wrong room; it's a room full of women doing deep When Julia(Cyndi Williams) ditches her family to search for the room that materializes itself from a series of fainting spells(why doesn't anybody suggest a hospital?), the filmmaker pointedly assures the audience that she isn't having a "I've Never Been to Me" declaration of independence. She walks into a room, the wrong room; it's a room full of women doing deep relaxation exercises. Julia quietly walks out. Her quest is not a feminist one. So what is the point of Julia's journey? Updates about the Iraqi War stream from televisions and radios throughout "Room", which Julia(like you and me) converts largely into background noise, offers a tantalyzing clue to understanding the nature of this woman's vision. Julia, like President Bush, of course, is from Texas. If she's a conservative, maybe the filmmaker is saying that the room doesn't exist, just like how Bush's Iraq doesn't exist. The room is a lie. Julia's journey to New York might be a metaphor for the deployment of our soldiers in Iraq. If your state of mind is a political one, "Room" will seem engrossing rather than mind-numbing. Expand
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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. For a film about looking for a sign, looking for solace, Room quite brazenly offers neither. It isn't an easy film, but the world's already got plenty of easy and easily digestible films.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    70
    A perceptive, unsettling psychodrama marking the assured feature writing and directing debut of shorts filmmaker Kyle Henry.
  3. 70
    One of those rare American indies that confidently and successfully propose their own narrative logic, drawing viewers into a mental puzzle that may not contain a single clear solution.