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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The plot of the indie feature Room is, shall we say, sketchy. But that's a minor annoyance thanks to a gutsy performance by Cyndi Williams and vibrating cinematography by P.J. Raval. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Winner of the John Cassavetes Award for Best Feature Under $500K at the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards, Henry's film is beautifully shot and extraordinarily well acted by Williams. show more

  • 25
    Chicago Tribune

    Williams does a fine job with her role. I was pulling for her throughout her dreary journey. It's too bad it didn't get anywhere. show more

  • 78
    Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle

    For a film about looking for a sign, looking for solace, Room quite brazenly offers neither. It isn't an easy film, but the world's already got plenty of easy and easily digestible films. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    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. show more

  • 70
    The New York Times

    Room is an existential horror film, a parable of the war against terror being waged in Julia's psyche. show more

  • 70
    Scott Foundas Variety

    A perceptive, unsettling psychodrama marking the assured feature writing and directing debut of shorts filmmaker Kyle Henry. show more

  • 40
    J.R. Jones Chicago Reader

    Packs a punch in its first act with a passionate lead performance by Cyndi Williams and a painfully concrete sense of modern life closing in. But gradually 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. show more

  • March 07, 2009 iluvliban
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    i am actually one of the stars in the movie, Hannah Nicolas (they spelled my name wrong again!), and everyone in that film was family to me. we spent months on rehearsing for this film and I am proud to say that our work payed off. The Room went to many film festivals and won several awards. I made it to the CARE awards, the younger version of the red carpet, off of The Room. My sister, Emma Nicolas, also made it to the CARE awards because of the movie "The Gunman" (a.k.a. A Promise Kept). I thought The Room would be a start to my acting career but after that movie I gave up acting completely. My old best friend ,Sammy Hanratty , went on to be a very talented young adult actress while i stayed in elementary school and moved back to Texas. I have to say the acting life is a thrill! Everyone is home schooled and they all live in California (most are extremely snotty and pushy!!!!). Now i am pursing my dream to sing on Broadway. I have participated in many musicals and one of my friends, David Bologna, actually got a part in the Broadway show Billy Elliot. Watch out because he is the best kid actor around. Make sure see this movie if it is the last thing you do! Cyndi Williams is the most dramatic, loving, and outgoing actress I have EVER seen. She puts emotion in every word and cares for everyone. Alexandra Kiester , my older sister in the movie, may seem bratty and obnoxious in the movie, but in reality she is the coolest teenager ever! She is an AMAZING actress! Kenneth Wayne Bradley , my father in the movie, seemed intense at first but turned out to be a real softy. He was such a great actor with a great sense of humor. As for the director. Kyle Henry has an amazing gift. He can make a movie ten times more exciting then a book can describe. He seems so at ease and if a problem starts he has fixed it before a blink of an eye! This movie is amazing and i recommend it entirely.

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