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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 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

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