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Escape Room Reviews

February 6, 2019
Escape Room is not anything to get terribly excited about. But where suspense is concerned, the premise works: even when the trajectory of the story is easy to predict, there's no knowing what may be hidden behind any specific locked door.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 31, 2019
Nifty, nasty high-concept horror, with dabs of Saw and Final Destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 21, 2019
A welcome addition to the small subgenre of horror films where people don't act stupidly under extreme duress.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 6, 2019
A cutthroat little thriller that's surely more fun than most of the riddle-solving lock-ins currently springing up around the country.
January 5, 2019
During the final half hour, everything that's compelling about this low-budget thriller collapses in a miasma of idiocy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 4, 2019
It's like the filmmakers themselves were locked in an escape room with no way out. At least, in the end, it's true to the film's premise. "Escape Room" is trapped.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
January 4, 2019
It was inevitable that "Escape Room" would be a bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 4, 2019
A sometimes diverting, but overly familiar series of set pieces in search of a good melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 4, 2019
It's not asking much that a thriller be scary or shocking. This one waffles between being predictable and absurd.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 3, 2019
Clumsily scripted and extremely predictable, Escape Room absolutely deserves to be unloaded into the cinematic landfill that is early January.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
January 3, 2019
Escape Room is a throwback without the bite, a bloodless PG-13 thriller that recalls the mechanized horror trend while sanding off its serrated edges.
January 3, 2019
The amped-up psychological thriller "Escape Room" pretty much accomplishes what it sets out to do and does it fairly well.
January 3, 2019
The thing is, "Escape Room" isn't actually all that bad, just kind of silly, but it takes a moment to readjust your expectations after that condescending beginning, and a very phoned-in introduction to the unlucky six Chicago strangers.
January 3, 2019
Escape Room's PG-13 rating doesn't allow for a lot of blood or gore, but it's not missed, and Robitel finds plenty of other ways to keeps his finger on the tension button throughout the film's 100 minutes.
January 3, 2019
It's pretty good, which might sound like faint praise, but for a movie like this, pretty good is the brass ring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 3, 2019
While it fancies itself a stylish hybrid of Saw and The Game, Escape Room is much more evocative of the 1997 low-budget cult hit Cube, a much gorier and far less stylish variation on the same theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 3, 2019
There are intimations of "Tales From the Crypt," "Final Destination," "The Game," and other older, better films here; this movie never catches a fire like any of those did, and even its twist coda feels dreary and pro forma.
January 3, 2019
For all its of-the-moment charms, "Escape Room" can't shake its more basic genre trappings, eventually giving itself over to tired and predictable revelations and flimsy twists.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 3, 2019
It's a movie about escape rooms that literally kill you, and if you're willing to buy into that premise, it's about as good as a movie with that premise could probably be.
January 3, 2019
Even when these movies are good, they're pure carny contraptions. But next to the unevenly diverting trap-door convolutions of "Escape Room," something like "Deathtrap" begins to look like Chekhov.