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Movie Info

Paul (Nick Cannon) and three others are accepted as test subjects by the mysterious Dr. Phillips (Peter Stormare). Initially, they are asked only to work on a survey -- but things take a sudden, violent turn when one of the subjects is executed. It's soon revealed that the remaining participants' lives depend on how they respond to various situations. But as the subjects' desperation grows, Phillips' colleague, psychologist Emily (Chloë Sevigny), debates ending the sick test.

Cast & Crew

Nick Cannon
Paul Brodie
Clea DuVall
Kerry Isalano
Timothy Hutton
Crawford Haines
Peter Stormare
Dr. Phillips
Shea Whigham
Tony Mazzolla
Luke Sexton
Orderly #1
Gus Krieger
Screenwriter
Ann Peacock
Screenwriter
Jonathan Liebesman
Executive Producer
Ann Peacock
Executive Producer
Jeff Sagansky
Executive Producer
Jean-Luc De Fanti
Executive Producer
Lukas Ettlin
Cinematographer
Brian Tyler
Original Music
Charisse Cardenas
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Critic Reviews for The Killing Room

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (2)

  • A high-concept/low-impact twist on torture porn, The Killing Room will likely do its slaying on DVD.

    September 1, 2009
  • Unremittingly gripping and unnerving, The Killing Room transforms a simple premise into an almost unbearably tense experience.

    May 9, 2009
  • A claustrophobic thriller that works. Very good performances mixed with some others that are not quite good. [Full review in Spanish].

    June 3, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Going out on a limb to say I like this one. Interesting plot, though highly unlikely...even during the Bush Administration. A fair amount of suspense as well. Paul Chambers, CNN.

    October 20, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Brutal, daring and utterly unpedictable - three qualities quite rare in movies these days.

    August 3, 2009 | Full Review…
  • One feels a sense of gratitude when a horror-thriller even bothers with unexpected divergences or surprises that feel relatively satisfying.

    March 3, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Killing Room

  • Aug 30, 2013
    Predictable, it started off quite well, but degenerated to genre cliche. It doesn't matter if you watch it or not, because there's really nothing interesting about the film. Impressive cast though, they really could have done so much more with the film if the script was better.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 05, 2011
    I really enjoyed the concept of this movie, but the way it was executed and portrayed was just boring and uninteresting enough to make it a good movie.
    Film C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 01, 2011
    A rather simple and poor thriller. I can't believe Clea Duvall has such a small part. Similar to quite a few films, although I wouldn't say it's like the Saw films. It's more like Cube, House of 9, The Experiment.
    Dean K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2011
    A triumph from Director, Jonathan Liebesman. An intensely entertaining and utterly unpredictable edge of your seat thriller. A brilliant, taut, twisted, stylish and electrifying film. A great movie. It's a knockout. A heart-pounding, bone-chilling and relentlessly exhilarating psychological thriller that delivers pulse-racing suspense and keeps you guessing right till the explosive conclusion. It runs on fear-fuel as well as gut-wrenching terror. The cast all deliver riveting performances. Theirs some surprisingly strong work being done by Timothy Hutton, Nick Cannon and Shea Whigham. Peter Stormare gives a chilling and gripping performance. A solidly crafted film with a lot going for it. A gripping and compelling nail-biter that delivers unbelievable tension from beginning to end. This film is an experiment...in awesome and works well.
    Al S Super Reviewer

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