MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 649 this week

Room 237 (I) (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary  |  26 October 2012 (UK)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 14,185 users   Metascore: 80/100
Reviews: 105 user | 270 critic | 30 from Metacritic.com

An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 28 May 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 03 Aug 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 19 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Room 237" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Room 237 (2012)

Room 237 (2012) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Room 237.

User Polls

3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Room 237 II (2012)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Ayoub Qanir, Artur Szymczak
The Nightmare II (2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.

Director: Rodney Ascher
Stars: Siegfried Peters, Steven Yvette, Yatoya Toy
Director: Howard Berry
Stars: Paul Welsh, Howard Berry, G.D. Jayalakshmi
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Director: Jan Harlan
Stars: Katharina Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Tom Cruise
The Shining (1980)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
Kubricks (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Dean Cavanagh
Stars: Roger Evans, Joanna Pickering, Gavin Bain
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich
Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger
The Imposter (2012)
Documentary | Biography | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton
Stars: Adam O'Brian, Anna Ruben, Cathy Dresbach
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Based on the autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy who spent 54 months in prison following the Watergate scandal.

Director: Robert Lieberman
Stars: Robert Conrad, Katherine Cannon, Gary Bayer
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This provocative and insightful film is the first in a series of documentaries that will reveal the secret knowledge embedded in the work of the greatest filmmaker of all time: Stanley ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Weidner
Visions of Terror (Video 2008)
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young woman meets the ultimate terror, a supernatural reality-bending maniac with a very large collection of out of print VHS tapes.

Director: Rodney Ascher
Stars: Josh Fadem, Zoe Jarman, Stephen Brophy
Documentary | Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Rodney Ascher
Stars: Angelina Bryan, Jacob Bryan, John S. Flack
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Blakemore ...
Himself
Geoffrey Cocks ...
Himself
Juli Kearns ...
Herself
John Fell Ryan ...
Himself
Jay Weidner ...
Himself
Stephen Brophy ...
Cast
Ash Brophy ...
Csst
Buddy Black ...
Cast
Buffy Visick ...
Cast
Sam Walton ...
Cast (as Samuel Walton)
Edit

Storyline

A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within 'Stanley Kubrick (I)' 's Kubrick''s film The Shining (1980). The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they'll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Some movies stay with you forever...and ever...and ever.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 October 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A 237-es szoba  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,693 (USA) (29 March 2013)

Gross:

$259,765 (USA) (10 May 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Leon Vitali, former assistant to Stanley Kubrick, dismissed the theories in this film as "gibberish," saying they are entirely without merit. See more »

Goofs

In one of the trailers, a card is shown: "Neither this film, nor any view or opinion expressed in it, nor the context in which film footage and images are used, is approved or endorsed by, or is in any way associated with, the Kubrick 1981 Trust, Stanely Kubrick's family, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., or anyone else connected with the making of the motion picture The Shining ('The Shining Filmmakers'). The views and opinions expressed in this documentary film are solely those of the commentators in it and do not reflect the views of Stanley Kubrick or The Shining Filmmakers." Stanley Kubrick's name is misspelled in the first sentence (assuming it is not deliberate). See more »

Connections

Features A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Also Sprach Zarathustra
By Richard Strauss
Performed by 'adische Skaatskapelle
Conducted by 'Kauzshi Ono'
Licensed by C.F. Peters Corporation, New York
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's all about the POV
30 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is essentially people who are obsessed with Stanley Kubrick's The Shining spinning out their theories about what the film means. It reveals little about Kubrick's vision or intent and everything about their specific and sometimes downright crazy views about the world as expressed through their interpretations of Kubrick's movie. Room 237 demonstrates the deep impact a film can have when something about it resonates with the particular psychology or beliefs of members of its audience. The real brilliance of The Shining is that it created an almost palpable atmosphere of dread while remaining enigmatic and opaque. It's a Rorschach test to be freely interpreted by its audience.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
People are misinterpreting this documentary ckanelevy
Proves Moon Landing Was Fake? aaron4885
For Those That Dont Get It: Room 237 is a CRITICAL THEORY Documentary apaskevi-1
Interviewer with crying baby stuman201
What utter utter twaddle, don't waste your time. aidanjbanks
HORRIBLE DOCUMENTARY garybeta
Discuss Room 237 (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?