The Room
The Room (1998)

This film centers on Johnny, a man who has it all; great friends, a good job, and a gorgeous fiancée named Lisa. But Lisa's innocent act masks the fact that she's looking to bring Johnny down, and her manipulations are tearing… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 17, 2005
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Critic Score
33%
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47%


Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A bona fide classic of midnight cinema, Tommy Wiseau's misguided masterpiece subverts the rules of filmmaking with a boundless enthusiasm that renders such mundanities as acting, screenwriting, and cinematography utterly irrelevant. You will never see a football the same way again.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

As someone who's watched more bad movies than you can imagine, I'm mostly immune to the so-bad-it's-good aesthetic, though I can see how, viewed in a theater at midnight after a few drinks, this might conjure up its own hilariously demented reality.

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Steve Rose
Guardian

To make a movie that's so bad it's good you need vision, drive, luck and obsessive vanity. Fortuitously, The Room's writer/producer/director/star Tommy Wiseau appears to possess all of these qualities, combined with a total lack of acting talent.

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Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

Watching The Room is like crossing over to a counterfactual universe where the rules of film grammar and screenwriting have been written by Dan Brown.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Room, has been maligned as one of the most inept movies ever made when in fact it is a sardonic comedy about sexual politics in the age of terror.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A movie so bad, so inept, so unbelievably painful, it's almost impossible to comprehend anyone thought it would be great on-screen...

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Cult-phenom amateur melodrama best left to adults.

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Scott Foundas
Variety

Given audience reaction at screening attended, pic may be something of a first: A movie that prompts most of its viewers to ask for their money back -- before even 30 minutes have passed.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The question becomes, How much punishment can the audience take and still keep on howling?

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If you like bad films performed by those without talent, films like Ed Wood Jr. cranked out, then this one will do the trick.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Generous, caring Johnny is beloved by everyone---everyone except for his sociopathic fiancée Lisa, who decides to seduce his best friend, leading to… More
Tyler Robertson
Why is it called The Room? I honestly have no clue. So much uninteresting and random things in this movie. Cheating on a husband, playing football in tuxedos,… More
Edward Boxler
There are bad movies. Then there are atrocious movies. And then there's The Room. Probably the most awkward and incompetently made film project of all… More
Sam Barnett
My God, the planets really aligned for something this bad to have happened. Go watch it and be amazed. Truly one of the funniest films one can watch, for almost… More
Christian C
Awful in a marvelously, horrible way! I love this hot mess of a film because the problems are just so obvious. Nothing is followed up on in the script. The… More
JY Skacto
<i>The Room</i> is a bona fide example of how NOT to make a movie. Tommy Wiseau writes, stars, directs, and gets it ALL WRONG. When viewing this… More

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