Escape Room is a 2019 American-Canadian psychological horror mystery film directed by Adam Robitel.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday, October 19, 2018 released the trailer:
ESCAPE ROOM - Official Trailer (HD).

Story intro

Six people from varied backgrounds are presented with a puzzle cube: Zoey, a physics student; Jason, a wealthy daytrader; Ben, a stockboy; Mike, a truck driver; Amanda, an Iraq War veteran; and Danny, an escape room enthusiast. When they solve the puzzle, they are invited to take part in an escape room with a $10,000 prize. The participants arrive at an office block. They gather in the waiting room, waiting for the Game Master to arrive, but no one comes. When Ben tries to leave, the door handle falls off, revealing that the challenge has begun. The room turns out to be a giant oven that begins to heat up. The players discover how to unlock an escape passage and climb out before the room is filled with fire. Next they find themselves in a winter cabin, where Ben deduces how to open the door. They step out into an icy room where the temperature is dropping. They eventually find the key, but Danny falls through the ice and drowns. Some players notice reminders of traumatic events in their past: A song Ben heard before almost dying in a car crash and a red coat Jason wore when he escaped a shipwreck. The remaining five players enter an upside down billiards bar, where parts of the floor periodically fall into a deep shaft below. They realize the room contains a giant, sliding puzzle, and a missing 8 ball is the key. Amanda retrieves the ball and throws it to Jason before plummeting to her death. The next room is a hospital ward with six beds, each representing a player. It is revealed that all of the six players were each sole survivors of various disasters: Mike escaped a mine cave-in, Zoey survived a plane crash, Danny survived when his family died of carbon monoxide poisoning, and Amanda survived an IED blast. Zoey realizes that the purpose of the game is to determine which player is the luckiest of all. Jason discovers that the room is about to be filled with poisonous gas. Zoey refuses to continue playing and instead destroys the room's surveillance cameras. A clip about a heart surgeon called "Dr. Wootan Yu" suggests that someone needs to record a certain heart rate to escape. Mike has the highest heart rate, but not high enough to work. Jason suggests using the defibrillator on Mike. Mike is unwilling at first, but Jason manipulates him by mentioning the mining tragedy. Jason accidentally kills Mike with a shock. He then solves the puzzle when the gas is released. Jason and Ben escape, but Zoey refuses to follow and disappears into the gas.

Cast

Taylor Russell
Zoey Davis
Logan Miller
Ben Miller
Deborah Ann Woll
Amanda Harper
Tyler Labine
Mike Nolan
Jay Ellis
Jason Walker
Nik Dodani
Danny Khan
Kenneth Fok
Detective Li
Yorick van Wageningen
The Gamemaster

About

The film Escape Room was scheduled to be released on January 4, 2019 (United States), on February 1, 2019 (United Kingdom), on February 28, 2019 (Germany) and on March 22, 2019 (South Africa) by ACME, B&H Film Distribution, Big Picture 2 Films, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Falcon, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Film, InterComFilm, Sony Pictures Filmverleih, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), Warner Bros., Amazon Prime Video and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 100 minutes. With a budget of $9 million, the film grossed over $155.7 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Escape Room got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: escaperoom.movie

Wikipedia: Escape Room (film)

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