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Breathing Room (2008)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 30 September 2008 (USA)
Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. Restrained by lethal electronic collars, the players must ... See full summary »

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John Suits, Gabriel Cowan (co-director)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ailsa Marshall ... Fourteen (Tonya)
Michael McLafferty ... Eight (Lee) / Twelve Corpse
David Higlen ... Five (Harry)
Brad Culver ... Six
Kim Estes ... Ten (Henry)
Keith Foster Keith Foster ... Host / Other Room Participant
Stevens Gaston ... Thirteen
Austin Highsmith ... Eleven
Terri Marsteiner Terri Marsteiner ... Three
Jeff Atik ... One (Charlie)
Eve Sigall ... Four (Rothie)
Sara Tomko ... Nine
Bryce Gerlach Bryce Gerlach ... Two (Operator)
Steve Cembrinski Steve Cembrinski ... Zero (Robert) / Scientist
Brandon Stacy ... Two (New Room)
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Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. Restrained by lethal electronic collars, the players must utilize hints and tools from a box marked "pieces" to find both an exit and the reason for their abduction. One by one the players are eliminated as their "curfew" begins and the lights go out. With each dead body comes another clue, which they use to discover that one of them is the killer. The question is ... which one? Written by Bryce

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Room to Breathe See more »

Filming Locations:

Azusa, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Stereo (original release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Goofs

While Nine is washing her hands in the washroom before she receives her hint note regarding No. 5, a reflection of a cameraman is visible in the faucet fixture. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fourteen: [crawling in the dark, distressed breathing, scream, falls naked into lit room]
Six: Shit! Now we're talkin'. I think she's the last one boss.
Eight: You're going to be okay. We'll get you some clothes.
Fourteen: What's going on?
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Some suspense, although the game is rather stupid
4 July 2008 | by extracoolguy1See all my reviews

Early on in the movie we learn that there are a bunch of people kidnapped and locked in a room. The 'host' is playing a 'game' with them, and it's the 'contestants' job to figure out whats going on. This movie kind of reminded me of the movie Saw(alone with its sequels). The problem is that the Saw movies teach a lesson in a way because if the individual is smart enough/deserves/wants to live, then they end up living. This isn't really like that. Although the contestants really did nothing wrong, only 1, at most, will survive. The contestants don't really stand a chance from the beginning.

The suspense was fairly good - which is the main reason i gave it a 5. Its not a film you'll fall asleep while watching and certainly interesting to watch. Acting was alright. However a big problem was the ending. The ending was not something I predicted, however, it made me feel unfulfilled and shows the stupidity of this 'game'. There was also not much of a climax - it always felt like they were building to something. It felt like they should have had a bigger climax before the ending. And then the ending comes, and it wasn't that shocking.

Overall, good concept, early and middle parts of the movie were good, but the ending was weak. 5/10


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