• Shay Casey

    ★★★ Watched by Shay Casey 24 Mar, 2014

    Many of the theories are whackadoo, and I'm not sure the movie really has a point other than to say "The Shining is awesome!" but it's entertaining enough. I will say that the guy who makes the argument about the movie really being about the slaughter of Native Americans has a point.


  • Zack Ford

    ★★★ Watched by Zack Ford 16 Apr, 2014

    Room 237 provides intriguing (and occasionally a little farfetched) theories about Kubrick’s hidden agenda with his filming of The Shining, but visually the movie is a waste of your attention. When the film isn't analyzing clues pinpointed in certain scenes of The Shining, the director doesn't really know what to put on the screen. His answer is to put up scenes from a random collection of movies that don't really have purpose being in this film. This movie could work…


  • Robby Warren

    ★★★★ Added by Robby Warren

    A very superb docu based on one of the best movies ever made.


  • kylegarvey

    ★★★★ Added by kylegarvey

    A documentary about perceived subliminal meanings of THE SHINING -- from a squat/simple premise to an intriguing end. Ascher examines Kubrick's beautiful, layered, complex storytelling, in a coyly layered framework of his own, all in a surprisingly creepy and immodest story, even referencing references. The 1980 one is not my favorite Kubrick film, but maybe that's all the more reason a documentary interpreting interpretations of it "works" so well.

    Grinding most from wacky/cute conspiracy theories to legitimate ways of thinking……


  • Zach Jacobs

    ★★★★½ Added by Zach Jacobs

    Yes, the theories are insane -- that's the point. It's a character study of those devoted to studying The Shining to the incredible degree they do.


  • Mark_Lemmond

    ★★★½ Watched by Mark_Lemmond 13 Apr, 2014

    The multiple and varied theories about the hidden messages in The Shining that this film is about run from the ridiculous to the interesting.


  • Andrew Rolfe

    ★★★ Watched by Andrew Rolfe 13 Apr, 2014

    Some of these theories seem a little far-fetched. Although that one about the man with the giant erection bears thinking about.


  • Sc8lo

    ★★★ Watched by Sc8lo 25 Oct, 2012

    I took 2 things away from this great little doc. People are fucking mental and the urge to watch the Shining.


  • Angel Belisario

    ★★★ Watched by Angel Belisario 11 Apr, 2014

    Un documental decente sobre los supuestos misterios ocultos en la película The Shining. Bastante interesante aunque algunas de las teorías son bastante absurdas y otras me dejaban pensando "Puede ser".

    No importa si Kubrick hizo todo esto conscientemente o no, es solo otro gran ejemplo de que era un genio como director y escritor para así lograr, con la mayoría de sus películas, que cada espectador saque sus propias conclusiones.


  • Chris

    ★★½ Watched by Chris 10 Apr, 2014

    A bunch of people tell their dumb theories about The Shining and what it may be about.

    It would've been better if we had maybe seen the people, the documentary itself was shorter and that most of the theories weren't just boring as hell. Took only 20 minutes before it all started to wear on me, the plus side we got to see some pretty pictures from Kubrick's films.


  • Otto Peyer

    ★★★½ Watched by Otto Peyer 07 Apr, 2014

    Pretty interesting documentary about various takes on symbolism and imagery in The Shining. A few stretches, but also a few insanely plausible theories. As a film, this didn't do anything special, but if you're a fan of Kubrick or The Shining in any way, you should definitely check this out. Neat stuff.


  • Brian Belak

    ★★½ Watched by Brian Belak 04 Apr, 2014

    Most interesting as a documentary about people who are so convinced that Stanley Kubrick could have never done wrong that they invent the most outlandish theories to explain the most inconsequential details. ROOM 237 doesn't condone nor criticize their interpretations, instead presenting them as is and letting the viewer decide how far down the rabbit hole to follow.