Escape Room

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  • R
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 21 min
  • 4.2  (13,626)

Escape Room is a 2017 thriller movie directed by Peter Dukes and stars Evan Williams, Annabelle Stephenson, and Elisabeth Hower. The movie follows six strangers who are invited to a mysterious escape room with a chance to win a $10,000 prize. However, the game quickly turns deadly as the players must solve a series of puzzles and riddles to escape alive.

The opening scene of the movie confirms its thriller genre with its intense music and fast-paced visuals. It shows the aftermath of the escape room game, where one player is found dead, and the rest are severely traumatized. This sets the tone for the rest of the movie, clearly establishing that it is not for the faint-hearted.

The six strangers have little in common except their desperation for money. They are given a set of rules by the eccentric Gamemaster (played by Billy Flynn) and enter the escape room. At first, it seems like any other escape room game, where the players must solve puzzles and clues to move on to the next level. However, as they progress, the challenges become more complex and deadly.

The movie is well-structured, with each level or room presenting a unique, atmospheric setting. The rooms are intricately designed, and the game's riddles are clever, making the viewer feel like they are in the game itself. However, as the stakes get higher, the players' desperation grows, and they turn on each other. The movie does an excellent job of showing how quickly trust can turn to suspicion in a high-pressure situation.

The character development is minimal, but each person has their moment to shine, revealing their backstory and motivations. The standout performance is by Elisabeth Hower, who plays a former soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder. Her storyline is the most interesting and creates tension in the group. However, the other actors also do a great job of portraying their characters' flaws and vulnerabilities.

The Gamemaster is an intriguing character who adds to the mystery and suspense of the movie. His intentions and identity are unclear, which keeps the viewer guessing until the end. However, his performance could have been more menacing, as he doesn't quite seem threatening enough to be the mastermind behind the deadly game.

The cinematography is impressive, with high angles and close-ups used effectively to create tension and suspense. The editing is also well done, with seamless transitions between scenes and a fast pace that keeps the viewer engaged. The music adds to the movie's intensity, with a mix of electronic and orchestral pieces used to great effect.

One minor flaw in the movie is that some of the plot twists are predictable, and the ending may be underwhelming for some viewers. However, the journey to get there is worth it, with several twist and turns that keep the viewer on the edge of their seat.

Overall, Escape Room is an entertaining thriller that delivers on its promise of suspense and scares. While it may not have the most complex plot or character development, the movie's clever puzzles and tense atmosphere make it a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Escape Room is a 2017 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 21 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.2.

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    4.2  (13,626)