• James Utley

    ★★ Added by James Utley

    Some of the film was interesting, and genuinely made sense but the rest was bullshit! Most of the film is filled with lunatics, and the film is made in an unprofessional way. There is a scene where some guy is speaking about how Stanley Kubrick's face is seen in the clouds at the beginning of The Shining, yet the viewer has no vision of this. It's not outlined, so it's pointless. A lot of the points made are also pointless,…

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  • Nitish

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Nitish 20 Jul, 2014

    A great companion piece after watching "The Shining." It masterly points out some hidden details in the movie that give an underlying message apart from the main story. Some details such as the impossible window and the laps around the Overlook Hotel seriously creeped me out. So many other ones are found in this pretty well made documentary about one of my favorite horror movies of all time.

    I had some issues with some of the voice overs that seemed…

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  • Christof Kurz

    ★★★★ Watched by Christof Kurz 17 Jul, 2014

    Extrem weit hergeholte - dafür aber ungemein packende - Verschwörungstheorien zu Kubrick's THE SHINING. Sehr Unterhaltsam!

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  • Andrew Bemis

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Andrew Bemis 22 Jun, 2014 3

    Dear Jay Weidner,

    Though I've seen The Shining hundreds of times and have never seen Kubrick's face in the clouds, I think it's cool that you do. But please don't call Barry Lyndon boring, that's just crazy talk.

    Best,
    Andrew

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  • zuhair vazir

    ★★★★½ Added by zuhair vazir 4

    One for the conspiracy theorist - rather for the 'stoner' conspiracy theorist.

    All along the film I had this sense of someone giggling constantly throughout the film. As if taunting the filmmakers, challenging them to dig more.

    That giggle belonged to Kubrick who slammed Stephen King's 'The Shining (1977)' on the bed and moved on to build a story of his own with the Overlook Hotel as the backdrop.

    This documentary does not attempt to belittle the film, actually it…

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  • jbannow

    ★★★ Watched by jbannow 28 Jun, 2014

    Most of the theories presented were pretty wack-a-doodle, but it was neat to see so much insight into such a great film.

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  • Mr. Film

    ★½ Watched by Mr. Film 07 Jul, 2014

    All talk and no entertainment makes 237 a dull film.

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  • Harvey Gardner

    ★★★ Watched by Harvey Gardner 07 Jul, 2014 2

    This documentary about 'The Shining' is quite messy and unfocused, but when it works what it tells is fascinating. The link with the moon landing theory and the idea that the film is about the Earth's past of violence are truly very intriguing.

    The problems stem from the technicalities. It feels like a youtube video a lot of the time, as the film is simply commentary over the footage of various films, including of course the Shining. It's basically not…

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  • John

    ★★★ Watched by John 19 Apr, 2013

    This is a compelling movie, not for the theories, which were hit or miss (and often sounded really ridiculous), but for the production value and all the Kubrick clips. However... Upon reflection, I don't really think it's anything THAT special. I'm probably rating it this high because the source material is so amazing.

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  • Ethan Copeland

    ★★★★ Watched by Ethan Copeland 05 Jul, 2014

    This has further convinced me that Kubrick was one of the craziest, most genius, and most important filmmakers ever.

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  • Neely

    ★★½ Watched by Neely 30 Jun, 2014

    Room 237 has such an intriguing factor about it: a movie lover's commentary on the symbolic connotations of the majestic film The Shining by Stanley Kubrick. However, I was sorely disappointed by most of the gimmicks and games that felt like were being played upon the audience rather than the insightful, engaging or at least probable theories from various individuals that I was expecting.

    There are some wild theories brought forward regarding the meanings behind The Shining: various human genocides,…

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  • Josh Karr

    Watched by Josh Karr 01 Jul, 2014 2

    Room 237 is as poorly produced as it is informative. Here we get the opinions on meaning and symbolism from a handful of individuals no more qualified than your average Joe on the street. Some of their notions are interesting, some ridiculously stupid. The quality of their perspectives aside the way in which they are presented is awful. This should have been a podcast found in the bowels of the internet, not a film.

    If you look at Room 237…

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