The Lost Room

  • Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 11, 2006
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17

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Critic Reviews

  1. 80
    A terrific, six-hour miniseries, beautifully written and sharply directed.
  2. As much fun as the adventure is, the central mystery — what happened in that motel on that May date that created such cosmic blowback — is never truly explained.
  3. A very complex metaphysical mystery, the enjoyment of which comes, in no small part, from the surprises that spill out as it slowly unfurls.
  4. 75
    Bizarrely complicated and intriguing.
  5. 70
    Strange and clever, "The Lost Room" is full of winding corridors, peculiar twists and wry, oddball humor, set against a mystery that recalls TV's better Stephen King productions.
  6. 70
    And while the quest story has the inevitable whiff of The Lord of the Rings about it... the episodes almost feel more like sci-fi Hitchcock than anything else.
  7. Maybe the best thing about this miniseries is the weird assortment of characters.
  8. It's a supernatural mystery, involving a few ghosts, a little time travel and lots of crazy people. People who have been missing The X-Files might really go for The Lost Room.
  9. A long ride to nowhere but with some nice scenery and exciting turns along the way.
  10. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    60
    "Lost Room" is a shaggy dog story that gets shaggier with every scene. It's a tale as tall as the Empire State Building that threatens to topple in the merest breeze but - miraculously - never does.
  11. "The Lost Room" is certainly a more creative exercise than past Sci Fi miniseries (including "The Triangle"), but it sometimes feels rushed.
  12. The tale's beyond complicated, to be sure. But it also may be the most watchable six hours of strangeness you'll see this season.
  13. A quest romance in which Middle Earth is essentially Route 66, that national treasure, and some of its burned-out byways.
  14. 40
    A tonally mixed-up disappointment.
  15. 40
    Enjoyment turns to exasperation as the tone wobbles from horror to crime drama to fantasy to comedy.
  16. 20
    An especially silly descent into incoherence.
  17. While it's not totally painful, it's so hopelessly incoherent that you'll probably get a headache or two if you actually stick with it for the full three days and six hours.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Feb 24, 2013
    10
    One of the best written and most innovative pieces of science fiction I have ever seen. I can't say more than that without giving stuff away.One of the best written and most innovative pieces of science fiction I have ever seen. I can't say more than that without giving stuff away. You really just have to see it for yourself. I was more than impressed. Full Review »
  2. Dec 19, 2016
    9
    This mini-series is the best I've looked at, the theme is unique, excellent cast. If you like fiction or sci-fi sure to check out the series.This mini-series is the best I've looked at, the theme is unique, excellent cast. If you like fiction or sci-fi sure to check out the series. One of those series when you finish with it you feel bad because you want at least one more episode.. Full Review »
  3. Dec 3, 2016
    10
    This was, without a doubt, my favorite TV show of 2006. I enjoyed all three, two hour shows and was delighted start to finish. It was complexThis was, without a doubt, my favorite TV show of 2006. I enjoyed all three, two hour shows and was delighted start to finish. It was complex and interesting and not as bubble-gummy as most shows on the network. The endless combinations of objects gets one thinking. Wonder galore. Loved it. Full Review »