Room (2006)



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Julia Barker lives in Houston, is married with two children, and barely makes ends meet. She also has begun having visions of a room -- stark, vacuous and industrial. After waking up from a minor car accident near George Bush Airport, Julia follows her vision to New York City. Once there, she searches for the room, which insinuates itself more and more forcefully into her consciousness.
Art House & International , Drama , Special Interest
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Cyndi Williams
as Julia Barker
Kenneth Wayne Bradley
as Bobby Barker
Alexandra Kiester
as Jules Barker
Hannah Nicholas
as Nikki Barker
Jacqui Cross
as Laveta
Suzanne Savoy
as Athina
Carlos Trevino
as Psychic
Jessica Hedrick
as Meditation Leader
George Manly
as Bingo Announcer
Juan Camargo
as Stocker
Juanita Rivas
as Sacker
Julia M. Smith
as Bartender
Ruben Flores
as Real Estate Agent
Molly Pearson
as Potential Buyer No. 1
Tracy Campoli
as Potential Buyer No. 2
Tonye Patano
as Homeless Woman
Jessica O'Donohue
as Woman in White No. 1
Rebecca O'Donahue
as Woman in White No. 2
Grizz S. Kaplan
as Lenny the Bouncer
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Critic Reviews for Room

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

Gadually it slips into the indie paradigm of an alienated soul rushing into darkness, climaxing with a semiabstract montage sequence that's more rhetorical than dramatic.

Full Review… | July 28, 2007
Chicago Reader
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It ... may be the longest 75-minute film in the history of cinema -- there was a clock check 25 minutes in, after thinking 'this has got to be almost over.'

September 28, 2006
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Expertly moody and foreboding, Room is somewhat less than the sum of its parts, but is nonetheless compelling viewing along the way.

August 7, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Williams gives a superb performance that recalls Ellen Burstyn's in Darren Aronfsky's much-praised Requiem for a Dream.

June 30, 2006
New York Post
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A small-scale indie with bountiful ambitions, this resourceful debut ballasts a great deal of conceptual idiosyncrasy ... with strict observations of personality, behavior and the textures of space.

Full Review… | June 27, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Kyle Henry's Room is 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.

Full Review… | June 27, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Room

Thanks to a gutsy performance by Cyndi Williams, Room is an existential horror film, a parable of the war against terror being waged in one woman's psyche, that very nearly works.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Strange but compelling independent film, and excellent use was made of a low budget. Star Cyndi Williams does a remarkable job in the role and is very well cast. She makes the film work. Different and rewarding.

James Higgins
James Higgins

Too bad you can't give a movie no stars. This thing BLOWS. A nicely paced first half, the second half dwindles out with some sort of visonary piffle. Horrible.

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Victor D

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