Room (2006)

Julia Barker lives in Houston, is married with two children, and barely makes ends meet. She also has begun having visions of a room -- stark, vacuous and industrial. After waking up from a minor car accident near George Bush Airport, Julia… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 28, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2007
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Gadually it slips into the indie paradigm of an alienated soul rushing into darkness, climaxing with a semiabstract montage sequence that's more rhetorical than dramatic.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Williams gives a superb performance that recalls Ellen Burstyn's in Darren Aronfsky's much-praised Requiem for a Dream.

Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

Defying do not enter, in dead end US culture.

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Michael Esposito
Chicago Tribune

It ... may be the longest 75-minute film in the history of cinema -- there was a clock check 25 minutes in, after thinking 'this has got to be almost over.'

Nathan Lee
New York Times

A small-scale indie with bountiful ambitions, this resourceful debut ballasts a great deal of conceptual idiosyncrasy ... with strict observations of personality, behavior and the textures of space.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

A performance de Williams é corajosa e intensa, mas o diretor-roteirista cria um drama existencialista pós-11 de Setembro bobo sobre o constante estado de medo do norte-americano médio e sua busca desesperada por algum tipo de válvula de escape.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Expertly moody and foreboding, Room is somewhat less than the sum of its parts, but is nonetheless compelling viewing along the way.

Ed Halter
Village Voice

Kyle Henry's Room is one of those rare American indies that confidently and successfully propose their own narrative logic, drawing viewers into a mental puzzle that may not contain a single clear solution.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

Henry's film is beautifully shot and extraordinarily well acted by Williams, whose face alone says everything about the plight of working mothers who can no longer make ends meet.

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