Critic Consensus: Led by incredible work from Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, Room makes for an unforgettably harrowing -- and undeniably rewarding -- experience.
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as Joy "Ma" Newsome
as Old Nick
as Officer Parker
as Dr. Mittal
as Officer Grabowski
as Talk Show Hostess
as Attending Doctor
as News Anchor
as FBI Agent
as Reporter #1
as Reporter #2
as Reporter #3
as Jack's Friend
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Critic Reviews for Room
It's hard to think of a movie adaptation of a book that feels truer and more loyal to its source than Room.
It's a deeply satisfying, profoundly moving adaptation of a popular novel, an all-too-rare occurrence in modern Hollywood.
Room is astonishing: It transmutes a lurid, true-crime situation into a fairy tale in which fairy tales are a source of survival.
Room is a good movie with a great performance at its core. Larson's career was already going places... But Room will be remembered as the movie that etched her permanent place on the map.
Arresting and heartbreaking, wrought with extremes of tension and love, Room is as evocative and unforgettable on screen as in the bestselling novel that inspired it.
Audience Reviews for Room
Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay offer two astonishing performances in what is one of the best and most intelligent representations of Plato's Cave that I remember seeing (and I love the scope of its philosophical ambitions), told from the point of view of a child who has never seen the world beyond a room.
For those who aren't aware of Brie Larson's previous work, you should know that she is truly an amazing talent. Her 2013 film "Short Term 12," is a prime example of a past Oscar snub, and a harrowing and heartfelt film that deserves so much more attention than it got. Luckily Larson was aptly awarded for her work in this indie jewel, based on the Emma Donohue novel of the same name. Mostly set in a single room, the story follows a young mother and her son (who only knows the inside of a room). His mother teaches him about the outside world and the horrifying circumstances that have led to the pair's current fate Read more at bluefairyblog.com
Boasting exemplary performances by the entire cast, Room is simply the best movie ever about the complex and loving relationship between a mother and her son, but particularly while that relationship is in dangerous straits. Best. Ever. As well there's also a quick nod to the relationship between a mother and her own mother worth noting. Not simply quality filmmaking, but my pick for Best Picture of this year.
|Jack:||I sometimes missed it|
|Jack:||I sometimes missed it.|
|Jack:||Do you have a real dog?|
|Joy "Ma" Newsome:||He'll never find us.|
|Jack:||I want a diferente story !|
|Jack:||I want a different story!|
|Ma:||No, this is the story that you get !|
|Ma:||No, this is the story that you get!|
|Ma:||One evening as the sun went down And the jungle fires were burning, Down the track came a hobo hiking, And he said, "Boys, I'm not turning; I'm headed for a land that's far away Beside the crystal fountains So come with me, we'll go and see The Big Rock Candy Mountains. In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, There's a land that's fair and bright...|
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