The Disaster Artist

104 mins
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James Franco directs and gives a Golden Globe-winning performance in this behind-the-scenes look at Tommy Wiseau's cult phenomenon The Room. Based... More

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The Disaster Artist | Ratings & Reviews

"As documentary-style celebrity talking heads attest pre-credits, The Room is a one-of-a-kind movie phenomenon. Don’t worry, though, you won’t need a working knowledge of The Room to enjoy this recounting of its origins and production - historical events to which no adjectives can truly do justice. And, instead of doco dryness, artistic hero worship, or movie biz insiderism, The Disaster Artist proves to be a hilarious and heartfelt tale of ambition, friendship, and the imponderable mind of creative force Tommy Wiseau, played here in astonishingly believable fashion by director James Franco."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"It may soon join Tim Burton's Ed Wood in the ranks of great movies about terrible movies."


"[Boasts] a genuine capacity to delight, whether or not the audiences in question have seen "The Room.""


"Know that you're in for a movie that flogs its fan service so vigorously (forget about a wink - this is a squint), it barely remembers to be anything more than a mildly weird story of friendship and betrayal. Maybe that's all it needs to be."

Time OutTime Out

"The dazzle of the cast and the targeted in-jokes never take away from the film's core messaging about the importance of believing in one's own ability as an artist."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"It feels like an insider's movie where the guys who've succeeded in making it inside have a good laugh at those who haven't."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"... as actor Paul Scheer said at The Disaster Artist's Toronto Film Festival premiere, "it's the perfect prequel for those who've never seen The Room and the perfect sequel for those who have"."


"Franco hits a new career peak by making sure his film is as heartfelt as it is hilarious."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Strikes a giddy, winning balance between hilarity and heart."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Strikes a giddy, winning balance between hilarity and heart."

Herald SunHerald Sun

The Disaster Artist | Details

Award winner
Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy (James Franco), Golden Globes 2018
M, Offensive language
Comedy, Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin