Room 237

2012

Action / Documentary

119
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 93%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 55%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 19555

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Tom Cruise as Dr. William Harford
Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler
Nicole Kidman as Alice Harford
Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jupiterandsaturn 1 / 10

Complete Morons

I was really excited to see this documentary. I had always been sure that The Shining had to have some hidden message(s). It was either one grand secret theme or lots of little gems. I hoped Room 237 would have some insider information to help shed light on my suspicions. This is NOT the case. I have never heard so many discussions about such meaningless crap in my life. The various commentors were so far removed from the production that they could not possibly have any relevant information. They have no business creating as much as a grade school book report let alone a documentary for public viewing. Unless there's a joke that I'm not in on, these people are complete morons. Don't bother watching their pathetic ramblings. Instead, use that time to watch The Shining again. Form your own opinions (and keep them to yourselves).

Reviewed by purrlgurrl 5 / 10

It's all about the POV

This film is essentially people who are obsessed with Stanley Kubrick's The Shining spinning out their theories about what the film means. It reveals little about Kubrick's vision or intent and everything about their specific and sometimes downright crazy views about the world as expressed through their interpretations of Kubrick's movie. Room 237 demonstrates the deep impact a film can have when something about it resonates with the particular psychology or beliefs of members of its audience. The real brilliance of The Shining is that it created an almost palpable atmosphere of dread while remaining enigmatic and opaque. It's a Rorschach test to be freely interpreted by its audience.

Reviewed by benjaminburt 5 / 10

Room No. -> Moron

This is quite the film. If you, too, are fascinated with the Shining, and you want to hear extreme fans talk about their extreme fan theories, this is the movie for you. It's important to note that this film never claims to be the definitive interpretation of the Shining, but rather observations and personal interpretations.

Some of my favorite observations include: The Shining is about the story of the Minotaur; The Shining is the foil of 2001: a Space Odyssey; and Kubrick was confessing he was involved in faking the moon landing footage. This final claim was backed up by the idea that the room number, 237, was chosen because the moon is 237,000 miles from the Earth (even though the real value is closer to 239,000). In the door to Room 237, there is a key that has a little flap with the words Room No. 237. The commentator stated that the only words that could be made using those same letters are Moon and Room, indicating a confession that Kubrick was involved in faking the footage. I suppose the commentator forgot the words or, on, moo, nor, mono, norm, morn, moor, or moron.

So, take this film with a grain of salt (or several). If you're looking for "The Shining: explained," you're going to be woefully disappointed. If you're looking for a couple of fan theories that will tickle your brain and that you can kind of chuckle at, or if you're looking to make fun of fan obsession, there's something in this film for you. If you really want to learn more about The Shining, you can look up information on Youtube, or watch the film again and analyze it yourself!

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