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Room (2015)



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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Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child. After 5-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma (Brie Larson) escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. As he experiences all the joy, excitement, and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all--his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma.

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Brie Larson
as Joy "Ma" Newsome
Joan Allen
as Grandma
Sean Bridgers
as Old Nick
Amanda Brugel
as Officer Parker
Cas Anvar
as Dr. Mittal
Joe Pingue
as Officer Grabowski
Wendy Crewson
as Talk Show Hostess
Zarrin Darnell-Martin
as Attending Doctor
Jee-Yun Lee
as News Anchor
Justin Mader
as FBI Agent
Ola Sturik
as Reporter #1
Rory O'Shea
as Reporter #3
Kate Drummond
as Neighbour
Jack Fulton
as Jack's Friend
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Critic Reviews for Room

All Critics (265) | Top Critics (47)

It's hard to think of a movie adaptation of a book that feels truer and more loyal to its source than Room.

December 30, 2015 | Full Review…
The Atlantic
Top Critic

It's a deeply satisfying, profoundly moving adaptation of a popular novel, an all-too-rare occurrence in modern Hollywood.

December 30, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Top Critic

Room is astonishing: It transmutes a lurid, true-crime situation into a fairy tale in which fairy tales are a source of survival.

December 30, 2015 | Full Review…
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

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.

December 30, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

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.

December 30, 2015 | Full Review…
Associated Press
Top Critic

This dramatic thriller is small-scale but profound, with great performances from Larson and a young Tremblay.

November 24, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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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.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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