Escape Room (2019)

Escape Room (2019)

Escape Room (2019)

Six strangers must use their wits to survive in this psychological thriller from the director of Insidious: The Last Key.

2019Rating: M, Violence & offensive language.81 minsUSA
Thriller
90%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

Six strangers must use their wits to survive in this psychological thriller set within the confines of elaborate killer escape rooms. Critic Tony Stamp found it all pretty entertaining... until the ludicrous premise reveals itself.

2.0
0
Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

flicks

This craze-hijacking thriller about a group of strangers who participate in a deadly escape room is an enjoyable but sometimes frustrating watch.

0

Hot and cold

The Geets (Greats): This movie is definitely worth the watch for all the escape room enthusiasts. It has all the adrenaline, quick-thinking and teamwork required in any regular escape room challenge, except set to 'extreme' difficulty. This movie does a tremendous job with fast pacing and progression to continue to adrenaline rush from start to finish. It...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Even when these movies are good, they're pure carny contraptions. But next to the unevenly diverting trap-door convolutions of "Escape Room," something like "Deathtrap" begins to look like Chekhov.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There are intimations of "Tales From the Crypt," "Final Destination," "The Game," and other older, better films here; this movie never catches a fire like any of those did, and even its twist coda feels dreary and pro forma.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Nifty, nasty high-concept horror, with dabs of Saw and Final Destination.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Escape Room, despite some impressive design and few decent visual flourishes, ticks none of the boxes.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The amped-up psychological thriller "Escape Room" pretty much accomplishes what it sets out to do and does it fairly well.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...the biggest puzzle of Escape Room is why they didn't spend a little more developing such a promising idea.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Escape Room is like The Crystal Maze with more death. It's fun at the start then loses its way, but it'll do until 'Flossing: The Movie' comes along.

2.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

Although it has some solid PG-13 thrills, Escape Room eventually overstays its welcome.

0
Associated Press

Associated Press

press

The thing is, "Escape Room" isn't actually all that bad, just kind of silly, but it takes a moment to readjust your expectations after that condescending beginning, and a very phoned-in introduction to the unlucky six Chicago strangers.

0
Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

Six strangers must use their wits to survive in this psychological thriller set within the confines of elaborate killer escape rooms. Critic Tony Stamp found it all pretty entertaining... until the ludicrous premise reveals itself.

2.0
0
Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

flicks

This craze-hijacking thriller about a group of strangers who participate in a deadly escape room is an enjoyable but sometimes frustrating watch.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Even when these movies are good, they're pure carny contraptions. But next to the unevenly diverting trap-door convolutions of "Escape Room," something like "Deathtrap" begins to look like Chekhov.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There are intimations of "Tales From the Crypt," "Final Destination," "The Game," and other older, better films here; this movie never catches a fire like any of those did, and even its twist coda feels dreary and pro forma.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Nifty, nasty high-concept horror, with dabs of Saw and Final Destination.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Escape Room, despite some impressive design and few decent visual flourishes, ticks none of the boxes.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The amped-up psychological thriller "Escape Room" pretty much accomplishes what it sets out to do and does it fairly well.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...the biggest puzzle of Escape Room is why they didn't spend a little more developing such a promising idea.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Escape Room is like The Crystal Maze with more death. It's fun at the start then loses its way, but it'll do until 'Flossing: The Movie' comes along.

2.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

Although it has some solid PG-13 thrills, Escape Room eventually overstays its welcome.

0
Associated Press

Associated Press

press

The thing is, "Escape Room" isn't actually all that bad, just kind of silly, but it takes a moment to readjust your expectations after that condescending beginning, and a very phoned-in introduction to the unlucky six Chicago strangers.

0

Hot and cold

The Geets (Greats): This movie is definitely worth the watch for all the escape room enthusiasts. It has all the adrenaline, quick-thinking and teamwork required in any regular escape room challenge, except set to 'extreme' difficulty. This movie does a tremendous job with fast pacing and progression to continue to adrenaline rush from start to finish....

3.0
0