• Dirck

    ★★★½ Watched by Dirck 24 Jan, 2015

    I don't know if my life has been substantially improved by seeing this thing. There are some points of interest, particularly in the area of the geography of the Overlook, but there's some foil-hatted conspiracy-theorist stuff derived from those points of interest that proves about as much as all those people who think they keep seeing porn in old Disney animations.


  • Dustin

    ★★★★½ Watched by Dustin 29 Sep, 2015

    Whether or not you agree with every theory presented is irrelevant. It's what the film suggests about the possibilities of film making and interpretation that makes it so fascinating. Room 237 shows the extent of personal involvement inherent in the cinematic experience.

    Also! Anybody feel like watching The Shining? Like, seriously.


  • katie h.

    ★★★ Watched by katie h. 28 Sep, 2015



  • Ben Radetski

    ★★½ Watched by Ben Radetski 22 Sep, 2015

    My brother told me that this movie was stupidly funny, and that it was a joke. So I can't be all that mad when the movie ended up being a joke.

    And the thing is, it's a good joke.

    But it could have been in a 10 minute YouTube video. It's a satire on people overanalyzing films. I dig that stuff. But it's stretched into 102 agonizing minutes, and it gets old incredibly fast. I actually had to stop watching…


  • Tara

    ★★ Watched by Tara 18 Sep, 2015

    Is is why ppl shouldn't look too hard into things


  • Jason M

    ★★★½ Watched by Jason M 18 Sep, 2015

    Preteen son keeps yapping on about illuminati and conspiration theories. Put him front of this to show him how it's all bullshit made up in the human mind.

    AND the guy with the overlapping movies TOTALY MISSES the ball, because he never mentions the overlap whee the backwards film meets the forward film. At one point there must be a crystal clear synchro image.... What first that clear frame mean!?


  • andrew_sanders

    ★★★★★ Added by andrew_sanders

    The reason I like the shining. Many people went and saw this movie in the theaters and hated it, but there is far more to this movie than people realize. This movie is connected to real life events like the slaughter of native Americans and the Holocaust. Kubrick was also smart enough to connect this movie to his other movie - 2001 : A space odyssey.


  • ApeLincoln

    ★★★ Watched by ApeLincoln 07 Sep, 2015

    The documentary is less about Kubricks film and more about the people who analyze it to find a hidden meaning.


  • Matty Stanfield

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Matty Stanfield 04 Apr, 2013

    Having just watched the latest documentary from Rodney Ascher documentary, I went through my journal to find the date I saw "Room 237."

    This is a documentary about not just fans of Stanley Kubrick's 1980 "The Shining" -- but focused on true fanatics of the film. A truly entertaining film shot with great artistic perspective and innovation.

    What really makes the odd movie "shine" is that what is being examined is not so much "fanatical obsession" as it offers a…


  • Jake M

    ★★½ Watched by Jake M 28 Aug, 2015

    interesting, but also utter nonsense.


  • petrilloz

    ★★★½ Added by petrilloz

    There’s a haunting simplicity to The Shining. Those words, combined with the director’s mysterious approach to discussing his films, makes this a work ripe for obsessives. The next gateway to obsession comes by way of accessibility. The Shining, dressed as a horror film, with an enormously recognizable leading man, adapted from a novel by one of the most adapted authors ever, allows many who might have otherwise kept away from Kubrick’s work to come to this one in particular. Additionally,…


  • Arne G.

    ★★★★ Added by Arne G.

    [...] Wie man an der Rezeption der Dokumentation erkennt, ist das wohl leider für viele nur verworrener Schwachsinn, aber mal ehrlich, da wo die Meisten mit dem Werk durch sind und es ad acta legen, wird es doch eigentlich erst interessant?! Sicher ist manches hier etwas zu frei ausgelegt und höchst streitbar, aber im Endeffekt weiß doch niemand genau was in Kubrick’s (oder jedes anderen Filmemachers) Kopf so los war. Welche Symbole Zufall sind und welche gewollt? Was lediglich Anschlussfehler…