• samantha

    ★★★★ Watched by samantha 09 Feb, 2016

    The Shining is one of the most iconic, well-loved horror movies of all time. However, due to the film's enigmatic nature, many people have developed their own theories about what the film is actually about. 'Room 237' delves into that question, introducing many different theories from a handful of critics, professors, analysts, and fans. Some theories are simply deep interpretations of the film's use of color, symbolism, and language. Others circulate around the history of the book, the area around…


  • Michael Erwin

    ★★½ Watched by Michael Erwin 11 Feb, 2016

    While it contained a lot of intriguing nuggets of information on the film, there are only so many conspiracy theories one person can take in an hour and a half. If the Shining was really about Greek Mythology, Indians, the moon landing, Nazis and sexual confusion, the movie would cease to be the enigma that it is. Having said that, I'm team Indians.


  • Luis_989

    ★★½ Added by Luis_989

    Room 237 es un documental completamente centrado en una de las consideradas obras maestras del terror: The Shining, este trabajo se detiene en los detalles visuales del clásico de Kubrick, esto en compañía de 5 opiniones que son escuchadas a través de voz en off.

    Acompañado del necesario Blu-Ray del filme, su director, Rodney Ascher, pasa las escenas de la película, hacia adelante y hacia atrás con el fin de anotar alternativamente todas las incisivas teorías. Room 237 ilustra los…


  • Justin Hullinger

    ★★★½ Watched by Justin Hullinger 09 Feb, 2016

    I remember this one time, about 6-7 years ago, I went in for a jury summons at the local courthouse. Back then, cell phones weren't smartphones and tablets didn't exist, so I didn't have either of those as an option for killing time. I ended up taking with me a book called "Kubrick's 2001: A Triple Allegory". The book, in great detail, describes what the author feels are the numerous examples of symbolism and meaning in the film. I remember…


  • Matze

    ★½ Watched by Matze 08 Feb, 2016

    "Room 237" felt like an overlong YouTube documentary where some obsessive fans of "The Shining" took their elaborate theories from Reddit to the movie screen.


  • ReedRothchild

    ★★★½ Rewatched by ReedRothchild 06 Feb, 2016

    People have criticised Room 237 for mocking film criticism by grouping together theories about The Shining that are somewhat plausible with the ravings of conspiracy theorists and doing nothing to distinguish them. To me, it plays like a celebration of reading too much into a film. One of the interviewees ends the film by articulating a defence of 'death of the author' and although I can't agree 100% with that theory, of course everyone is going to bring their own…


  • samantha

    ★★★★ Rewatched by samantha 06 Feb, 2016 1

    i'll defend this to the end of time. i don't believe the theories presented in this are SUPPOSED to be credible or serious or ones that you're necessarily meant to agree with, but rather they're there to show just how obsessive people can be about movies. they're meant to show just how much you can take away from a movie (in this case, the shining) and how movies can be so widely and crazily interpreted by different people. maybe it's…


  • Paranoyer

    ★★★½ Watched by Paranoyer 02 Jul, 2014

    Muss ich eine Art Disclaimer dieser Besprechung voranstellen? Muss ich all jenen, die "Room 237" in allen Aspekten für bare Münze nehmen, wirklich sagen, dass ich mit keiner der im Film geäußerten Theorien zur Interpretation von Stanley Kubricks "Shining" übereinstimme? Dass ich nicht glaube, Kubrick würde beispielsweise verklausuliert seine Beteiligung an der Fälschung der Mondlandung in der Stephen-King-Verfilmung zugeben? Muss das wirklich sein? Natürlich kann man "Room 237" und alles, was er erzählt, lächerlich finden, aber das bedeutet nur, dass…


  • Josh Needle

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  • Peter

    Watched by Peter 03 Feb, 2016

    Couldn't finish. Wasn't very good at all. Some dude believing it's a metaphor for the holocaust is absurd, along with the dude who thought the sky had Kubrick's face in it... c'mon.


  • Kate ✌️

    ★★½ Added by Kate ✌️

    1/2 insightful analyses on the movie
    1/2 crazy nut jobs who think Kubrick's face is airbrushed into the clouds


  • William Tuttle

    ★★★★ Rewatched by William Tuttle 29 Jan, 2016

    Anyone who watches this and thinks, "Of course not! That can't be true! Whatta bunch of idiots!" is completely missing the point.

    This is about our intense love for movies; this is about the way we see ourselves in the art we love; this is about maniacal obsession and the need to see the truth, even when it might not be there. It's also deliciously funny, fascinating and sometimes awe-inspiring.

    What is The Shining about? Is it a filmmakers' confession…