Escape Room (2019) - Action, Adventure, Horror

Hohum Score

2

Breathtaking

Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms and must use their wits to survive.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Adam Robitel
Stars: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 59 out of 479 found boring (12.31%)

One-line Reviews (274)

Same boring horror/suspense formula as pretty much every horror movie, except with no jump scares and very little gore.

The brisk pace of the movie keeps everything going, never stopping, so it stays entertaining.

I'd say it was a cross between Saw and Crystal Maze (the tv series) I'd recommend this movie as it's an enjoyable time filler.

What was supposed to be a thriller movie, quickly became a run-of-the-mill predictable story with no twists or turns.

It's so thrilling you never get board and there is always something that will happen and you won't be expecting it!

exciting .

There is no plot, there is no story, there is no coherence to this movie.

This was never going to be a movie that you remembered a weekmafter seeing it, but I enjoyed it enough to give it a lukewarm recommendation.

Anyway, I enjoyed it for what it is: A popcorn movie you can watch on a rainy weekend when you have nothing better to do.

It's solid, unique & entertaining, but could've been gorier & more fast paced, the film dragged a bit to be honest.

Quite gripping...

The twists were very predictable and took the enjoyment of any surprise.

Eerie, Clever, and Suspenseful .

Btw, the movie was thrilling enough and suspenseful, fun to watch.

Actually pretty good suspenseful thriller .

Highly original and highly entertaining .

Bland, dull and boring with characters who you really can't warm to.

The characters, plot, and exciting parts (crucial time in the rooms) of this movie are so unique.

A thriller without a twist, a predictable thriller....

DISLIKES: Cliché A few stretches Wanting More Backstory for some characters Ruined by TrailersSUMMARY: Sadly, all the planning and details laid out still haven't escaped the cliché and unoriginality that follows these types of films.

The suspense is good but what it lack is that it is maybe too predictable?

A weak "Saw" attempt at escaping the hidden purveyors of cruel fun where, unfortunately, many contestant "accidents" were predictable.

Let's take 'Alita: Battle Angle' for example, despite being a somewhat shallow sci-fi flick this movie gave me an overall entertaining vibe.

Constantly proposing new and fascinating ideas amidst a cool action scene, only to be outdone by clumsy dialogue and below average acting.

The plus side to this movie is that the escape room challenges were actually creative and kept me on the edge of my seat.

It's definitely a teen scream idea but blended with a psychological thriller that adults will be immersed in and appreciate.

This movie is enjoyable to watch to spend some time.

The ending simply felt dragged-out.

Boredom escape me .

Some may call this movie a "roller coaster ride," and I would be inclined to agree with that, but in a far different context -- instead of it being a case of a film taking me on exciting twists and turns on a fast paced level, it was my overall enjoyment of the film that took so many sharp turns.

There is a lot of thrilling and intense scenes throughout the entire movie!

Better than expected with fun suspenseful thrills that will keep you on the edge.

Super intense .

Save your money on this one.

Most of the movie is completely unpredictable and has you on the edge of your seat for most of it.

Generally Entertaining - bad acting didn't help .

This movie is Dramatic, exciting, thrilling thought proving, it certainly will not waste your time agreed, I can appreciate the creative work that has gone into making this moive.

The characters are good and well rounded, each with their distinct personalities and back stories, but the mystery behind the game is very disappointing, and the ending is poor and goes on for far too long.

Although I love this movie and think Robitel did a wonderful job with his creation, the movie starts out a little slow and then feels very rushed at the end.

It was able to keep your attention and put you on the edge of your seat without the blood and guts.

It didn't, just made the movie (which is supposed to be a thriller) more predictable.

It was fluid, move quickly and perpetually intriguing.

Not to spoil anything, but a specific scene involving an upside down room leads to an incredibly tense moment that literally had me on the edge of my seat.

It was also intriguing to find out some facts about the characters etc. It was doing so well until it was only two left and they were drugged and hallucinating.

Save your money.

As much as this is a benefit, this also does make the movie's end result feel predictable.

Deserves the worst movie prize; in all senses.

Highly suggest this if you like a suspenseful thriller, horror, action movie and something different from the norm.

Ending was predictable and like meh nothing special.

Its not gory here, its not dramatic here, just boring.

Thrilling and a mysterious escape room.

Save your money (more importantly, your time) and don't bother.

It was smart but very predictable from beginning to end.

However this movie ultimately falls flat because it gets repetitive and didn't spend enough time to develop other aspects of the movie.

And I honestly don't get all the 4/10 , don't waste your money kind of reviews.

The situations that the main characters get stuck in are highly gripping and even a little discomforting.

Then the storyline took a turn into a predictable mode with repetitive events.

Finally an entertaining film after so many films with almost similar titles.

All the rooms had different atmosphere that unpredictable and very tense, i love it.

Uninteresting characters that you don't care who lives or dies.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

The special effects were well-done, I liked the actors, it was thrilling and fun.

Such a shame they sacrificed an entertaining thrilling film by setting the ending in a way that could lead to a sequel.

Predictable is the opposite of thrilling.

A Surprisingly Entertaining January Horror/Thriller .

An highly entertaining thriller that seemed to have more unused potential.

Though it could've been gorier, with the deaths being better & more grounded topped with a fast paced treatment.

Mind blowing and clever in my opinion .

Relatively ingenious and entertaining horror thriller about a group of strangers invited mysteriously to test a maze of rooms involving high stakes - their mortality - by outwitting the dangerous games designed in order to survive by banding together.

Well worth the watch.

Lured to the facility under the promise of receiving a cash prize of ten thousand dollars, these six strangers must endure several intricately designed puzzle rooms in a thrilling game of life or death.

Starring the excellent Tyler "Tucker & Dale" Labine and Deborah "True Blood" Ann Woll I was impressed with the competent cast, the stunning visuals, genuine intellect and originality (Despite all the others of the same ilk recently).

but with this film It kind of got old since the rooms were boring.

Yawn .

Still a good film I enjoyed it throroughly

Overall, it's a very interesting movie and it had me on the edge of my seat for the majority of the film.

Perhaps one of the rooms (the ice room) dragged a little too long and the ending, while I appreciated its endeavour, didn't quite deliver the knock-out blow I would have liked to nudge this up to a 9/10.

Everyone sitting in the theater was upset and thought it was a waste of time and money.

The film goes on with a few intense and sometimes entertaining moments.

The story is very predictable which is sad to say the least, the acting is pretty bad as well and I'm not saying this from an elitist viewpoint because the actors aren't A tier, it's very below average.

Creepy , Intense, Gut Churning, and Funny.

Although this movie has gotten a lot of flack, I personally thought this movie was very enjoyable.

It has many scary scenes, I liked it but it is very intense

They could have added twists and turns; rather, it was very predictable.

So if you are bored, this movie would give you some brain activity for a while :)) .

If you want to see this then you see this but I highly recommend you don't because it will just be a waste of time.

Lacks originality and has a weak ending, but still entertaining to watch.

It is really intense, and keeps you on your toes.

Don't waste your time .

Dont waste your time watching this unless you´re mother is your fathers cousin or something of the similar circumstance.

However, as the film becomes formulaic, it loses this edge and has to rely on the settings and passable special effects to keep momentum.

There is no bad acting, has a solid opeing, is fast paced and I have to say even though I went in with no high hopes I left the movie pleasantly surprise and wanting more

The pointless set elements are too many to count, even and especially outside the maze.

Surprisingly put me on the edge of my seat .

With this movie, we actually feel a connection with the characters, have an extremely interesting plot, and I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie.

While the premise doesn't exactly scream originality, Escape Room is a perfectly enjoyable little thriller.

Presidents have looked the other way as "Sony Pictures"--the official propaganda arm of a Japanese "government" still sore at losing a World War Two which IT started through its infamous Sneak Attack against Pearl Harbor--has terrorized America with literally hundreds of demeaning, frightful films such as ESCAPE ROOM.

It's a pitty that the movie drifted off to be more like a cliché of something it tried to be.

Entertaining and suspensfull.

Plot and room design was entertaining, and ending was a hit or a miss depending on you

If anything, due to wise cracking jokes or general cheesy dialogue it makes the situation more predictable instead of delivering any real surprises, unlike the creativity that is seen in the Escape Room itself.

It's not great, but if you go in not expecting much, it's pretty enjoyable.

Just save your money so they can't make this waste-like movies.

Except for the ending the movie was good and engaging

Tying all of this together those, was an engaging story that managed to combine all the backstories, gimmicks, and flair into an engaging cinematic piece that delivered on its promise, but remained interesting on many levels.

There were close ups of certain characters for the more intense scenes (suggesting importance in the storyline), medium shots for the exposition (to set characters in a location), and a wide variety of other camera angles and movements that made sense for the movie.

Lured to the facility under the promise of receiving a cash prize of ten thousand dollars, these six strangers must endure several intricately designed puzzle rooms in a thrilling game of life or death.

The film offers enjoyable ride of course, and the rooms are interesting.

Each of the rooms had extraordinary detail, planned out to feel like the intense game of survival, filled with snares, baits, and clues to spur the threats on.

While the premise doesn't exactly scream originality, Escape Room is a perfectly enjoyable little thriller.

It had its fair share of intense moments and gruesome deaths and kept me entertained throughout each new room.

You could walk into any theater anywhere and plunk your money down and watch something fun and entertaining.

A very bad, & boring Saw attempt...

It is SO boring.

The direction did have suspense and thrills that was entertaining.

You want an actually thrilling/engaging movie?

Somewhat Predictable .

The problem is that the movie is dull and uninspired.

Hard to follow along with everyone yelling at the top of their lungs.

You dont need gore and violence to make an intense film, this just reminds us of that.

The acting is hit or miss at times and there are a few corny lines, but above all this was an intense film that was also comical at times.

The initial part of the movie (first 30 minutes or so) was a bit entertaining and also had all the right elements going on for a thriller movie.

A bit predictable in terms of the plot and character development.

The puzzles of the rooms where clever enough to keep my attention while being simple enough to keep me from getting bored, and there are minimal holes in the plot.

The movie was so terrible and slow that I actually left the theater and had to get a full refund.

Having seen this film, I wish for everyone to ignore what critics say this was actually a solidly entertaining time.

It was super intense!

Here's The Lowedown on "Escape Room" (R - 2019 - Blu)Lang: Eng Genre: Horror/Psycho My Score: 7.1Cast=4 Acting=7 Plot=9 Ending=8 Story=7 Scare=5 Jump=4 F/X=10 Intense=8 Psycho=9Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms and must use their wits to survive.

The writing, directing, and acting are all incredibly lazy and bland.

A somewhat intriguing initial concept that turns into an absolutely absurd story that directly borrows from plot themes of more originals like Cabin In the Woods and Saw.

Horrible actors; cheesy; stupid confusing story lines.

Cliche't, predictive, poorly acted.

Weak, predictable story, implausible character writes with unlikely personality switches, last scene so obviously leaving it open for a sequel it was just desperate.

There is no story really, and the puzzle solving process has many bugs.

Cliched and predictable.

But it was entertaining to see several strangers trying to figure out the clues and survive.

Really enjoyable film some kind similar to saw(I originally prefer saw over this).

I would have liked more of a jump factor, but it was more of a slow burn.

If you can accept the kind of film this is and it's cliche characters spouting often clunky dialogue, it's pretty enjoyable; despite that it's about ten to fifteen minutes too long.

Escape Room in so uncaring about it's characters, that I found this puzzle thriller dull and uninspired .

A very likeable and familiar cast serves their purpose through the twist and turns of a thriller that follows the now formulaic nature of the genre.

Really good plot, some good twists, hope there's a second one, but keeping the good quality, really entertaining.

The Escape Room scenes was extremely impressive and intense.

This is a clever movie with some semi-unexpected turns.

Omg I really love this movie.. A lot of twist plots and unexpected things.

Don't waste your money

From the beginning to the end entertaining, good screenplay, and amazingly tense

It's surprisingly entertaining .

A waste of time.

very entertaining .

Engaging .

Intensive plot, and not that many bugs that don't make sense , really a good one!

Surprisingly intense .

This film was very entertaining.

really worth watching !

I wasn't expecting much going into the movie, but I really enjoyed it!

And one thing is to be predictable, a lot of movies are in some way or another.

An enjoyable time.

That's most definitely more scary/thrilling than this heap of junk.

Everything is so sanitised and boring.

Boring,bland,mediocre performances at best .

The acting is superb, and the production polished and engaging.

waste of time .

This had to have been the most boring, dead end movie I've seen.

Finally I saw a good movie I loved it so much it was so exciting movie

I thought Panic Room was more than a reasonably entertaining bit of escape for my brain.

Escape Room 2019 6.2 Act 1 - 6.9 Act 2 - 6.5 Act 3 - 5.3Pros Cool and engaging puzzles Solid effects Passable characters Felt like you were a part of the group trying to solve the puzzles Get the urgency to solve puzzlesCons Lame ending Bad dialogue Unnecessary sequel set up

Don't listen to the snobby critics reviews, this is an amazing and suspenseful movie!

Pretty decent as a thriller, unclear story details and fast execution, hard to follow, terrible ending.

An extreme version of the popular group event, which although lacking originality and has a weak ending, is entertaining to watch throughout.

A ridiculous, yet entertaining thrill ride .

It's a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cliché after cliché, everything seems to be falling apart in terms of their last 10secs until someone mistakenly trips over something, or throws something which uncovers the key to exit.

Intense movie with Saw and Final Destination influences .

It's engaging pace and suspenseful energy will offset most of the film's limitations.

Escape room has a uniquely fun and suspenseful premise, and it manages to act upon that premise in the best way possible.

just because everything was so rushed and the ending ruined the whole movie, why couldnt they have ended the movie after the plottwist, why the hell do they have to make it seem like, they are going to make a sequel, so pointless!

The main female character (playing a shy orphaned genius) carries it superbly well and indeed the back stories of each character and well thought out problems they have to face is intriguing.

The acting was really good, the characters were likeable and even through the premise and storyline are as old as time itself and it was predictable (Cube did it much better), actually I came away having really enjoyed this.

The opening scene with a character being crushed from a room with walls closing in does set the momentum of the suspenseful direction.

In the end however, the story makes up with characters to care about and by far an entertaining and intense use of the concept they promised.

To be honest, I wasn't expected too much for this movie at first, but it turned out to be very entertaining.

but enjoy the twists and rush of adrenaline, its really mindbending, and deserves a second chance/look.

In some way, I view it as a metaphor of the world rather than a simple thrilling film.

There are no plot twists you couldn't anticipate from an hour ahead.

This is a suspenseful puzzle film as a group of seemingly unrelated people try to escape the "escape room" (really more like a building) without being killed.. Has some seriously inventive traps (like "Saw" only with a PG-13 rating and a bit more smarts).

The movie was entertaining and kept my attention.

an unexpected pleasure.

It was very slow and it didn't have the write amount of horror and action and drama we expected from this movie.

Entertaining .

A complete waste of time.

Wasn't Expecting Much, But Really Enjoyed It.

suspenseful with a fun cast .

However, the first minute of this film keeps you on the edge of your seat, where you stay unti the end.

A positive thing is that the rooms in the movie were designed pretty clever and even thought you know the outcome the scenes were very thrilling.

There was quite a lot of successful suspense building, and it left you on the edge of your seat.

My family and I enjoyed it.

Escape Room is an unpredictable movie.

Thrilling...

Some good sequnces, predictable twists and cring acting but overall entertaining.

Entertaining .

Such thing takes us in a big confusion zone i.

While the start was really nice and it really got me hooked with those nice effects and a stunning Zoey, I really was into it up until the point i realized it will really and up badly.

It's a thrilling, fun, easy watch and for what it is, it's pretty good.

It needs good character development and an intriguing reasoning that ties them all together.

My issue with it is that the whole movie is pretty predictable, and is the case with most movies, almost all exciting scenes are seen in the trailer, lessening the impact in the theater.

Schut (screenplay by) (as Bragi Schut), Maria Melnik (screenplay by) Stars: Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell, Tyler LabineLIKES:New Twist Attention To Detail/Creativity Good Acting Character Development Story Stuck To Gimmick Suspenseful Energy Short Run TimeSUMMARY: These types of films fall victim to stale presentations and lack of originality.

Escape Room is a really fun, dumb, entertaining cheap thriller.

It was entertaining.

It was brilliant and so exciting.

Entertaining nonsense .

Other than those two bits that could have been better, it still was an intense movie to watch and would recommend to anybody.

The movie gets going once it enters its first escape room and it's pretty intense as it moves along from room to room .

The acting is mediocre and the plot falls apart during the second half, but the room design and the creative puzzles help the film be entertaining enough worth of it's january release.

Some people say is waste of time and they wrong.

As a result the film became very predictable.

Because unlike others it has more exciting levels, beautiful scenes and good ensemble and most important it wasn't that much predictable.

So out of boredom I started to analyze the performances of the actors.

Enjoyable .

My son and I were actually laughing at the cliche characters and poor writing.

Finally, I thought that there were many notable scenes in such an action packed movie.

I liked this movie when I first watched it as the situations kept me on the edge of my seat.

What you have is a good concept with good acting but a poor plot with the participants stumbling from one pointless uninteresting clue to another.

The whole concept of the movie is reminiscent of the Jigsaw movies which has been done before but after seeing it in theaters it is so worth the watch.

Poor Tyler Labine getting involved in this muddled mess ..predictable story as the backgrounds unfold for the remaining characters ?

Some twists and turns, kid friendly, suspenseful movie.

"Survival of the fittest.." So scripted dialogues or lines , very weird behaviour of almost entire crew.. Wannabe twisted ending is not happening here, only boring, predictable finale scene which never will be bridged because im guessing the movie wont be financial success.

What a borefest .

Walls pushing into you, falling floors, was I imagining them ice fishing with a hole in the ice, I started to fall asleep at this point, because the movie is just GOD AWFUL BORING here!

A fun little thriller, though formulaic.

Even though a small surprise provides an alternative outcome (but to be honest it's also fairly predictable), the end isn't really convincing and satisfying.

It definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat.

In summary a very enjoyable watch despite its flaws there are a lot worse actions out there!

Went with a group of 6 and saw it in an otherwise empty theater on a Monday night.

It was suspenseful and kept you guessing the whole time.

This movie has exactly one positive element which is though so important that it makes the film bearable on its own: the different rooms are challenging, diversified and intriguing.

Cross between Cube and SAw,which both are one of my favorites,so can't give this one more than six)Anyhow,very well done for a regurgitation of better movies,worth watching.

Just got confusing.

This has you on the edge of your seat as things are revealed along the way until the entire puzzle comes together in the end.

If you do the same hopefully you will find it entertaining.

Enjoyable horror .

It was for the most part enjoyable, especially for a PG-13 horror/thriller movie.

However, despite the predictable story and the ridiculous ending, Escape Room has some intense moments that will put you on the edge of your seat if you let it-you just have to suspend a LOT of disbelief.

Save your money and watch any of those for free.

Worth watching on DVD without a doubt!

What really bummed me out was the story, it was intriguing and promising up until the last 10-15 minutes or so, where the plot started getting kinda wobbly and gave me the impression that the writers weren't exactly sure on how to end this.

I enjoyed it and would by it on DVD.

Someone just appears out of nowhere, Everything just got confusing, and then you question wtf?

Escape Room gives an outstanding amount of thrilling experience we'd like to see other than ghosts that are now invading most of Hollywood horror features.

I was into this thriller - despite some of the predictable stuff - and then it lost me in the last few minutes.

no plot, no story, you watch 6 people play the most easy and boring game.

Good movie.. Well it was slightly predictable from the first death the people will be dying in each room.

WORST MOVIE AWARD, PLEASE.

Really enjoyed it.

This is the worst movie ever!!!

they had to screw it all up with a totally predictable, stereotypical and even ripped off ending (not to mention that the whole concept of the movie isn't original itself as we have Cube and Saw)...

Look.. this was a decent suspenseful movie.

It was as exciting as a real "Escape room" visit.

Entertaining .

The story is really intense.

Escape rooms have become quite popular over the past few years and it's surprising that a movie about this intriguing concept has only been released this year when this trend is already slowly declining.

The movie was so thrilling.

The acting is bad, the plot is bad and at the end they rob the feeling of justice from you leaving you feeling extremely empty and dissatisfied.

A forgettable, yet entertaining thriller.

unpredictable movie .

Some plots are unexpected to my liking.

Entertaining hybrid of SAW & FINAL DESTINATION .

One of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Watchable and quite enjoyable.

Boring and corny .

now now now, like the game itself, expect the unexpected.

Horribly boring.

Most intense scene is the two winner fight with the game master and kill him at the end!

Highly suggest this if you like a suspenseful action movie and something different from the norm.