Room

Room

Room

In an Oscar-winning performance, Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) leads this harrowing drama as a mother trapped in a windowless, 10-by-10-foot enclosure with her five-year-old son Jack. From the director of Frank and What Richard Did. Based on the award-winning novel by Emma Donoghue. Donoghue came to the story after learning about the victims in the Fritzl case.

To shield her child from the horrible reality of the situation, she playfully names their confinement ‘Room’ and conjures a whole new world for Jack. But when her composure starts to break, and his curiosity about ‘Room’ grows, only one option becomes available to them – breaking free.

Best Actress (Larson) at the 2016 Academy Awards and BAFTA Awards; Best Actress, Drama (Larson) at the 2016 Golden Globes
2015Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language118 minsIreland
DramaFestival & Independent

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Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Irish director Lenny Abrahamson, who made his mark with 2012's underappreciated thriller What Richard Did, follows up 2014's festival favourite Frank with this sensitive adaptation of Emma Donoghue's novel. A much more direct cinematic experience than the intriguing-but-inscrutable Frank, Room leans in to its harrowing subject matter and delivers an uplifting and rewarding tale of love and resilience.

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Variety

Variety

Beautifully handled adaptation retains considerable emotional impact.

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Total Film

Total Film

A moving, harrowing and redemptive drama about the ties that bind a mother to her child. Be warned: one box of tissues may not be enough.

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Time Out

Time Out

A heartrending exploration of the worlds that parents create with their kids, the devastation that arises when those mountains move, and the ineffable fulfillment that results from climbing the peaks together.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

It ought to be a triumph. Somehow, though, it lacks the flooding emotional force Donoghue gave it on the page.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

While it flickers with grace and imagination during its initial half, largely because of Jack, it devolves into a dreary, platitudinous therapy movie in its second ...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A disturbing and absorbing film, shrewdly acted, particularly by Larson.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It’s a decent shot at a tall target, but real credit is due the lead actors, with Larson expanding beyond the already considerable range she’s previously shown...

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A gripping film, and not to be missed.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Tough, but resilience is amply rewarded.

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