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Green Room (2015)

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A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.

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Jeremy Saulnier

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Jeremy Saulnier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Yelchin ... Pat
Joe Cole ... Reece
Alia Shawkat ... Sam
Callum Turner ... Tiger
David W. Thompson ... Tad
Mark Webber ... Daniel
Macon Blair ... Gabe
Eric Edelstein ... Big Justin
Michael Draper ... Stagehand
Andy Copeland Andy Copeland ... Stage Manager
Brent Werzner ... Werm
Lj Klink ... Guitarist (as LJ Klink)
Kasey Brown ... Drummer
Taylor Tunes ... Emily
Imogen Poots ... Amber
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Storyline

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated. Written by Aymanati

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Now. Whatever you saw or did. Is no longer my concern. But let's be clear. It won't end well.

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Horror | Music | Thriller

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Rated R for strong brutal graphic violence, gory images, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zelena soba See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$87,984, 17 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,219,029, 10 July 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where a body is dragged by a knife stuck in its head was inspired by a prison documentary that Jeremy Saulnier saw on television, that greatly disturbed him. See more »

Goofs

Joe Cole, an English actor, has a very difficult time maintaining the "American" accent that he's affecting for the role. This is most noticeable when he speaks for more than a few seconds or is doing something physical as well as speaking. See more »

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Pat: I am Odin himself!
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This film is dedicated to the Barnetti family. See more »

Alternate Versions

French theatrical version was cut to secure a "Not under 12" (!) rating. That version was also released on DVD. The Blu-ray features the uncut version and is rated "Not under 16". See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Green Room (2016) See more »

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Pull the String
Written by Jesse Annas
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Good premise poorly executed
22 April 2016 | by JontheLobsterLoverSee all my reviews

Green Room combines both a used idea and a fresh one, and even though I think the concept is very interesting, the movie itself was not.

The premise following a group of "survivors", who must survive a night as monsters of every kind continuously try to kill them, is the used idea. A lot of horror/thriller movies use that concept in one variation of another. It's a great idea, and it definitely works for most movies. The fresh idea is that the survivors are members of a punk band, who are fighting their way out of a run-down punk venue in the middle of nowhere, while be hunted by white supremacists led by Patrick Stewart.

The movie's problems begin with the characters themselves. In horror/thriller movies some sort sympathy for the victim(s) needs to be there, because if you don't care about them, why would you care if they die? The band members were so unlikable that I actually found myself hoping they would die.

Aside from a handful of people, the acting was pretty bad. Patrick Stewart did a good job as the leader of the skinheads, and Imojen Poots did a fair job as well, even though I was trying to figure out if her character was stoned or in shock. Some of the actors had their moments, but for the most part the talent in the movie was scarce. On a related note, Anton Yelchin has one of the worst cries/screams ever.

Parts of the story either didn't make sense, or didn't lead to anything. The sharpie camouflage scene was one scene in particular that just seemed to add nothing. All it managed to accomplish was make the characters look mentally challenged, and not in the way I think they were going for.

The characters also die way too quick in this movie for me. A good horror/thriller movie should pace out their kills, not kill two people in two minutes, and then make you wait thirty or so more minutes for the next death.

The movie definitely had potential; however, in my opinion it fell pretty flat.


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