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frankqb

The terms emotionally exhausting, frighteningly real and beautifully acted are not common descriptors for an average film, and Room is most definitely not an average film.

Like little Jack's mother, we rant and scream for him to get away from the bad man. We smile when he learns new things. We come to understand that freedom might just truly be another word for nothing left to lose as Joplin used to say. And that maybe we give so much of ourselves to protect others that we forget to ask others to help us when we need it.

Room is a near-perfect film. Hard, yet cathartic. Emotional, yet oddly stoic. Difficult, yet free.

Brie Larson is brilliant. Little Jacob Tremblay is so astoundingly good we forget that he's not real. That seems appropriate for a film that touches on disbelief in a different world.

5 stars out of 5
7 years 1 month ago
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Tiago Costa

It would have been the greatest cameo of all-time if Tommy Wiseau played the guy who kept Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay locked-up in the room.
7 years ago
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God

there will be tears
7 years 1 month ago
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Jontaquestion

The boy should've been nominated for best male actor in a leading role. If Quvenzhané Wallis was old enough for Beasts of the Southern Wild, there is no excuse.

This is a must see. Absolutely amazing cast and so well played.
6 years 11 months ago
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Siskoid

Experienced through 5-year-old Jack, Room is, in a sense, a prison movie. Jack was born in a small shed, a single room, where his mother has been kept captive by a disturbed man for several years. Much of the film is spent in that room, discovering Jack's world, before his release makes that world explode. It's a well made film that doesn't feel it needs to overexplains things. The point of view is distinctly Jack's, so it makes sense that certain things are not commented on in his presence. Sometimes, you hear the words from the novel, and I wish I'd heard more of that music. Strong performances and a lot of truth in how characters would behave in these extreme situations, especially Brie Larson's damaged "Ma" (but the kid is very engaging too), give this some potential for the awards season.
7 years 2 months ago
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Niveris

"YOU'RE TEARING ME APA-"

Wait. Wrong 'Room'...
5 years ago
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martinscorsaucy

incredibly well done. beautiful film, that pulls at the heartstrings in a very real way.
7 years 1 month ago
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sourcreampudding

To be honest, that skylight didn't look particularly high, nor that shed especially sturdy. Couldn't she have tried a bit harder a bit sooner?
3 years 11 months ago
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Alfredo Garcia

SPOILERS AHEAD

At the beginning it was great. I thought it was gonna be a claustrophobic thriller/horror film following the line of others like Cube, Panic Room or even Das Boot. But in the middle of the movie,when they escape, it changed completely. By the end you realize it was more a family struggle, children plasticity, mother issues, society adaptation and all-that-stuff kind of film with, of course, a nice happy ending. You know, things that can get you an Oscar for.

Don't get me wrong, I really liked the movie, but I got the feeling that if they would had escaped later on, the film would have been better. That way your main focus would be on elements in captivity and not in freedom, which is certainly harder to swallow, but in my opinion, more rewarding too. You care more about Robinson Crusoe when he is on the island, than what happens to him when he leaves.
6 years 9 months ago
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chunkylefunga

Brie's Oscar nomination is deserved but it's Jacob who should 100% have been nominated for Best Actor. He's performance is absolutely stunning. Much better than the 5 actor who were actually nominated.

Film wise it was weird that they made him play a 5 year old, he's clearly about twice that age. Why not just make the character 10?
7 years ago
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nymusix

I haven't cried watching a movie since I was about 6, but I cried watching this one.
7 years 1 month ago
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Coolgum15

Some unbelievable parts, hard to watch at times, but definitely worth watching.
5 months 1 week ago
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Falkhorn

Gripping film about a woman and her child confined in a tiny room.

The first half is beautifully done, precisely detailing how 2 human beings cope with living in such a tiny space. The second half, on the other hand, drags a bit too much in my opinion but, in the end, it never stops being a very emotionally freeing release.

Must watch.
4 years 11 months ago
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royalspikey77

Harrowing and emotionally testing - it's a superbly executed observation of the devastation that such an event brings. The smaller, quieter moments had the most impact; and as a father myself, the child's plight personally hit me very hard - heartbreaking!
5 years 11 months ago
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Malena

sad, beautiful, hopeful, amazing...........just watch it! and the kid's performance is outstanding!
7 years ago

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