• Quizmaster

    ★½ Added by Quizmaster

    A nicely produced documentary featuring a bunch of nuts trying to grasp at straws that just don't exist in a film that I tend to think of as overrated. So there.


  • theworstmobster

    ★★★★ Rewatched by theworstmobster 27 Jul, 2015

    Even after a second viewing it still amazes me how obsessed these people really are with The Shining.


  • Dan Scully

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Dan Scully 23 Jul, 2015

    If ever a movie captured why I love watching movies, it's this one. I just recently saw Ascher's follow-up, The Nightmare, and the way he does docs excites me to no end. I can't wait to see what he does next.

    Ever want to watch The Shining without actually sitting through The Shining? Watch Room 237.


  • Jane Firehorse

    ★★★ Watched by Jane Firehorse 25 Jul, 2015 4

    such obsessive types are endearing if not convincing. frankly, i would have liked to know more about the theorists who are being interviewed. some of the extra-visuals are great. overall room 237 is a good film that makes me want to rewatch the shining - and other kubrick films; i enjoyed the comparisons a lot.


  • Jae K. Renfrow

    Rewatched by Jae K. Renfrow 23 Jul, 2015

    I think I watched this again just to listen to the soundtrack.

    My seven year old watched most of it with me, and he knows The Shining is one of my favorite films of all time. He kept asking me exactly how the story goes, and how many people die. That sounds a little morbid, but he's a huge scaredy cat and won't walk into a room if something sounds remotely scary on the TV. Then he asked me what…


  • jb_86

    ★★★½ Watched by jb_86 08 Jul, 2015

    I was spoiled before I went to see this film. I knew or at least read that this is not a film about actually trying to grasp hidden meanings from Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." Some people seemed surprised by that but to me - spoiled or not - it seems absolutely obvious that filmmaker Rodney Asher is not interested in "The Shining" itself. He's interested in people's reaction to the film, even though it could be any film. Asher explores…


  • Agata

    ★★½ Watched by Agata 19 Jul, 2015

    Some parts were very clever and interesting but others felt like they've been conceived during a night of heavy drinking and smoking weed. The fact that some theories made it into the film makes me question the quality of this documentary.


  • Falsk

    ★½ Watched by Falsk 06 Jul, 2015

    I spent the morning following a viewing of this film arguing with a coworker about why I found it so obnoxious. The second someone starts talking about moon landing conspiracies, all credibility goes out the window. And it's not that I don't enjoy weird people talking about crazy things (see: a lot of the documentaries I watch) but when your craft is as piss poor as a YouTube fan video, you're not leaving me much to appreciate.

    Fun Fact: I've…


  • Oskars Three word reviews

    ★★ Added by Oskars Three word reviews

    Fan boys overanalyze


  • Matty Stanfield

    ★★★½ Watched by Matty Stanfield 30 Mar, 2013

    Whether or not Rodney Ascher's encaging and creative documentary offers any valid film analysis is dependent upon how the viewer relates to art. Ascher attempts to approach the subject of his film with a serious and non-biased style.

    The subject of Room 237 is not The Shining or even those who love it. The subject of this film is the often obsessive psychological response stirred within a culture by one artist or one specific work by the artists.

    The Shining…


  • Haikal_F

    ★★★ Watched by Haikal_F 08 Jul, 2015

    If you're reading this site, odds are you're someone who spends an inordinate amount of time thinking about cinema, and more specifically, you're probably someone who has a pretty obsessive relationship when it comes to certain movies. The disembodied voices that are the subject of Room 237 have chosen, due to a variety of personal reasons, to become obsessed with the 1980 Stanley Kubrick horror film, The Shining. Their takeaways from it are, to put it lightly, pretty out there.…


  • Colin George

    ★½ Watched by Colin George 06 Jul, 2015 1

    "Room No. 237"
    Sure, you can spell room and moon. You can also spell moron.