The Room
The Room (2003)

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: June 27, 2003
DVD Release Date: December 17, 2005
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Critic Score: 32% 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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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the only films from the whole of the 21st Century to live up to every fragment of its hype.

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Chris Stuckmann

Trust me, you've gotta check this thing out at least once, especially if you like football.

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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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Jason Bailey

If there is a 21st-century Edward D. Wood Jr., it is probably Tommy Wiseau.

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Steve Rose

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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Scott Foundas

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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Kurt Loder
Reason Online

What puts "The Room" in a class of its own is its overabundant idiocy. While you're still gasping at one of the film's moronic lines or vagrant plot knots, another one rises up to smack you in the head.

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Are you kidding me? This is brillant!!!
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
Carlos Magalhães
Behold, ladies and gentlemen, the new Ed Wood of the 21st century, a guy so laughably inept in just about everything (his acting is atrocious) that he made me… 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
Eugene Bernabe
Poorly written, acted and executed, yet entertaining to an extent amidst all the disaster. The Room, though sacred and notorious for one Tommy Wiseau, is so… 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