ROOM, lauded for its highly imaginative and, at times, visionary film-making that defies genre stereotyping.
“ROOM is an unexpectedly life-affirming parable of parenthood… a heartbreaking tale of the power of motherly love and of a nurtured child’s ability to find light in the dark woods of the adult world. Domesticity is a source of both reassurance and disturbance, and is indeed one of the film’s most brilliantly balanced elements.
As for the performances, Brie Larson and seven-year-old Jacob Tremblay are nothing short of perfect as the central couple around whom this trembling universe revolves. Where other film-makers might have resorted to the kind of elaborate visualisations that characterised Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, Abrahamson has the intelligence to trust his cast to show us the world through their eyes. And oh, what a world it is.”
Marc Kermode; 5 stars
“A suspenseful and heartrending drama that finds perhaps the most extreme possible metaphor for how time, regret and the end of childhood can make unknowing captives of us all”