Escape Room

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1 h 39 min2019X-RayHDRUHDPG-13
Six strangers must survive a series of elaborate traps in a sadistic game of life or death.
Directors
Adam Robitel
Starring
Logan MillerDeborah WollTaylor Russell
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SuspenseHorrorDramaAdventureAction
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Jessica SuttonTyler LabineJay EllisNik DodaniAdam Robitel
Producers
Neal H. MoritzOri Marmur
Studio
SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Smokingfoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.5 out of 5 stars

13637 global ratings

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  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Joey McManusReviewed in the United States on April 9, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A higher budget Cube
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I actually bought this and was not disappointed as I thought it was worth what would be the price of a ticket at a movie theater. The first three-fourths of the movie is pretty intense and clever problem solving. Great production value and decent acting (fun seeing the actress that plays Jessica from True Blood in something else!). The movie falls apart a little towards the end but not in a way that ruined anything for me. Not gross or gory, very solid thriller.
49 people found this helpful
RichReviewed in the United States on April 24, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Escape This Movie!
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I couldn't wait to see this movie when I saw the previews, but I am bummed! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, (1h 39min) loving every minute of it and couldn't wait to see how it was going to end, but unfortunately the ending killed it! I couldn't wait to write good things about this movie and how I wanted to see another one, but now I don't even want to give this one star. This is just another stupid version of Saw that many people will probably like, but not me. I want something new and original for once. I thought this was going to be it, but wasn't. I don't recommend this movie at all.
28 people found this helpful
Mark O.Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Idea that's been done before.
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I read the reviews and I was intrigued even though the basic idea of the movie has been done before. An unknown organization is studying people put into a bad situation, for unknown reasons, where the people/human guinea pigs must struggle to survive or be killed if they fail the situational tests. I've seen this same kind of movie with the "Cube" movies as well as a couple of other movies where people are trapped inside an office building and forced to survive by killing each other or cheating other people to survive the situation. It's now an overused concept.

In this movie there are a number of unrelated people that are sent mysterious "invitations" to participate in an "Escape Room" where the winner takes home $10,000. Sounds OK, and even I'm intrigued enough to want to see what's up with this offer. They arrive at a large, business building complete with a single security guard at the reception desk - yeah, the building looked empty for a large office building, and only one security guard for such a large building seemed very suspicious to me.

They take the elevator to an upper level floor and enter an office with a large waiting area and a receptionist who is behind a opaque "closed" window who rudely doesn't even open the window to check people in, just tells them to come in. Again, very suspicious, but, the competitors don't seem to notice. They include one competitor who is the only one who has participated in such competitions so that he can inform the others what is going on and how to play the game. Otherwise, all of them would have been killed in the very first challenge. That made me suspect him as the "plant/mole." I won't spoil it by saying whether or not he is or isn't a plant.

Long story short, the competitors get into the competition unexpectedly and then every one of the Escape Rooms seems to have a limited amount of time to figure out or die. The good and the bad human survival characteristics come out of each of the competitors. It's an OK movie and things are revealed as to their seemingly unrelated connections to each other a little over half way through. In that respect, it is light years better than the stupid "Cube" movies that do not give any explanations at all about what is happening.

The Good: I liked this movie more than any of the "Cube" movies because it provided at least some kind of explanation for what is happening. And the ending is better than any of the "Cube" movies.

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The Bad: Like the "Cube" movies, the people behind the "Escape Room" would have had to expend hundreds of millions of $ to make that supposedly dilapidated high rise building look "new" and add working "new" elevators, run power to the building, create the various rooms with moving ceilings/walls, and all the expensive furniture/props, and that "ice lake" room would have cost millions of $ alone. That's an unbelievably stupid amount of money that no one would expend just to study people's survival reactions and actions. And also, it would take months of construction to remake that building and yet the police never find out that it was done??? Furthermore, it would have taken months for them to completely deconstruct the entire building (removing all of the items they put into it) and make it look empty and dilapidated. Yet, when the cops enter the building, they don't seem the least bit suspicious that a dilapidated, empty, building has new looking, fully working elevators?????????

For these reasons I gave it 3 stars (these inconsistencies would have lowered it to a 2 1/2, but, that's not an option) instead of 4. The actors were good and the direction better than other, similarly themed movies. In fact, the budget was obviously much better than other similar movies and is evident in the sets as well as the quality of actors.
21 people found this helpful
astReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Worth Watching
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This was a very good movie from start to finish. I was hesitant to buy it because of some low reviews, but I am glad I did. It is an adrenaline paced movie with high and low tempos that work.

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The Good:
- Kept my attention
- Good action
- Good story
- Good actors
- Rooms were good
- Good ending
- Good character development throughout
- Good, Good, Good, Good

Bad:

Nothing worth mentioning.
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18 people found this helpful
Melanie FuifuiReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
WOW!!
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all i can say is wow!!! this movie ws pretty good to me had me a little mad at the end but it was really good. I was on the edge of my seat with this one! i took one star away because of the ending.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Fun to watch but not that original
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The idea of a group of people being dropped into a deadly house that was out to get them has been around forever. 2019’s Escape Room was the latest version. The movie had six people from different backgrounds being invited into a competition for $10,000. They enter a room which unknowingly begins the game for their lives.

There is nothing original about the concept of the film. Each room they are in has a series of clues they must find and solve before they die. The first room for example begins going when one of the character pulls off the exit door handle, which reveals a thermostat. One of the characters sees the book Fahrenheit 451 and thinks the temperature should be turned to that degree. That actually turns on a series of heaters that are going to raise the temperature to 451 degrees. They have to find the way out before they are cooked alive.

While it’s exciting to see the players go through the rooms you can see obvious influences, especially at the end. One of the first things I thought about was Saw.

Overall, fun to watch, but not that original.
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Dan SagmillerReviewed in the United States on July 16, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dissapointed
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I like the premise, and I certainly like the work that went into it. I was dissapointed by the weakness of the puzzles though. Not so much in complexity, but the source of the complexity. It was bad writing. Many of the problems and solutions happened at pure random luck. You could say that instead of being luck that the last guy at the table had the fluid to make up for the missing water, that they knew he would always carry it with him. But what about the fact that they are providing water in a waiting room, and it stands to reason people will just drink it, without any clue to realize at that point. Or even once it started heating up, that they wouldn't have had more water to drink. No, this was a bad puzzle design. This was bad writing. It was a long series of puzzles and clues that happened to work out, purely because of the plot wanted it to happen. I would love to see a movie like this actually written well. Where the people bring out the plot, and not the plot pulls the people in. Wasted rental money. I appreciate the acting though. I really hated the Jay Ellis in it. Encompassing an inner evil to get ahead. As soon as I feel "hate" for a character in a movie, I trust their acting. Its really easy to play a bad guy and not feel like you want to punch them in the face.

When the Deb Woll fell from the cord that was another bad plot device. It was strong enough to capture her weight after having falling for 10+ feet. I'm guessing she weight maybe 120-140? but the moment of impact, which granted was stretched by the cord, but the cord easily was handling 4 X her weight on the catch. So it can handle at least 500 lbs of weight, but then break from her just hanging there?

Also, how did they clean up the site within a day? The 3rd "room" being the ice and cold above a water tank that was at least 40 x 80 feet up, and probably another 80 feet deep from the cord going down, with the equipment inside to produce a current. and that was all cleared out within a day? Without a trace? Site cleanup of a crime scene needs more effort.

No, this movie just put a bunch of cool ideas together, but then poorly executed. Its as bad as one of my favorite movies, Batman begins. Where the "super-weapon" was a microwave generator, and once it starts, batman made of 50-60% water, and covered in metal? This is a microwave's dream target. Yet he stands in front of it while it vaporizes water sources a hundred feet behind him. Instead of hiring continuity monitors, they really need to hire people to throw just a little bit of logic into its evaluation.

If your going to be campy in your plot devices and physics, don't try to make it a serious movie.
3 people found this helpful
JatoReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Reminds me of something...........
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Hmmmmmm, what could it possibly be....? Now that I've seen the first one it nawed at me but I wasn't quite convinced then it was going to be another franchise, and then seeing second one.... it hit me like a bloody light bulb.... in fact at the end of the second one it kind of throws it in your face at one point. "Wanna play a game," the whole psychological idea that people either want to be the villain or the hero is something that is innate in all of us and putting people in these types of situations brings out that sort of sensibility that those people have hidden. It's the same with the psychology of The Walking Dead everybody wants a free excuse to kill each other and not have to face consequences. Of course they'll face some consequences, some psychologically, some mentally, some emotionally. But I'm talking about going to prison and dealing with consequences to that extent they don't have to in most shows like that they can pretty much do whatever they want. Plus people yearn for a simpler life but I digress this movie was really good it was a bit repetitive and predictable in some parts and it had some really whacked out rooms in them and some really cool clues that there is no way that I could ever figure out so no I don't want to play a game.
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