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Based on 10 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Too often crosses the line between good melodrama and rank cliché. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    In the midst of this didactic, self-conscious movie about a high school shooting comes an extraordinary and intense performance by a young actress named Busy Philipps, which elevates the whole picture. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Ryan's heart is definitely in the right place and his film has good performances and flashes of talent. But, overall, it plays like the world's longest — over two hours -- after-school special. show more

  • 80
    Film Threat

    An emotional picture that benefits from the extremely powerful performances of its stars. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Distinguishes itself from other such projects by dealing less with the event itself than its devastating aftershocks. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    The lead performances of Home Room go a long way toward camouflaging the severe flaws of this exceedingly earnest movie. show more

  • 40
    Scott Foundas L.A. Weekly

    There are moments of real power here -- mostly courtesy of Phillips ("Dawson's Creek"), who does a remarkable job of turning her caricature into a character -- but even more of astounding naiveté. show more

  • 40
    Los Angeles Times

    Feels like detention -- without the possibility of recess. show more

  • 30
    J. Hoberman Village Voice

    Home Room is badly acted and, running well over two hours, often mind-numbingly ponderous. Depressed rather than hysterical, it's in every way less clever and more literal-minded than "Zero Day." show more

  • 30
    Robert Koehler Variety

    Writer-editor-director Paul F. Ryan makes the mistake of focusing on an ungainly and, finally, unplayable verbal match between two high schoolers. show more

  • July 22, 2008 darkhawkoo
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    It was a great movie and VERY hard hitting. Both actress show have been given awards in my opinion.

  • June 12, 2008 cdalefan8
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    what a great movie

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