La Habitación de Fermat (Fermat's Room)
La Habitación de Fermat (Fermat's Room) (2009)

Four brilliant people have to use their smarts to save their own lives in this unconventional thriller. Galois (Alejo Sauras) is a celebrated young mathematician who has become something of a celebrity after solving a notoriously difficult… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 17, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This stylish yet disappointingly predictable Spanish thriller is never as exciting or ingenious as it hopes to be.

David Jenkins
Time Out

The maths element of the film, which on the surface is its USP, feels like dressing on a taut but tawdry genre thriller.

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Sean Axmaker

... a cerebral thriller with a different kind of locked-room mystery.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard

An ingenious Spanish thriller about maths, sex, ambition and dog poo.

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David Cornelius

The filmmakers have us hooked with a terrific mystery and the challenge of a good puzzle.

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Anne Wollenberg
Filmstar Magazine

Fermat's Room appears to be about maths, but it's more of a whodunnit, and a surprisingly watchable one at that.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The diabolical m.o. in these things is never really satisfactory, and even the fun of the conceit is somewhat muffled by the film's lurid colour design and headachey close-ups.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The best part is that, for once, it's a film about smart people.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

This is an ingenious, relentlessly exciting film, a moral fable at once visceral and cerebral.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Tense and brainy. And thoroughly entertaining.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
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Question: Are you good at math? Can you easily solve puzzles, riddles, or logic problems? What if your life depended on it? Could you think under such pressure?… More
Sylvester Kuo
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Wahida K
Oh Happy day. When this Movie was recommendad to me I expected a shoker it turned out a "yawner"
Marcus Woolcott
Four people trapped in a shrinking room have to solve puzzles before the walls crush them. Great idea, love it! Sadly, in explaining the whys and wherefors of… More
Lesley N
The film starts off with Goldbach's conjecture - that every even number greater than two can be written as the sum of two prime numbers (e.g. 10 = 3 + 7).… More
Eduardo C
The four dumbest "geniuses" in film history. You know a film sucks when the audience is able to figure out the answer to the puzzles way before these… More