Escape Room is a 2019 American 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

The film begins with a montage of a person trying to escape a room, which later turns out to be Ben. At the start of the film, viewers are given a short background on some of the players. Viewers learn that Zoey is a shy physics student who is given a task to do something exciting over Thanksgiving weekend by her Physics professor. Jason is a successful and wealthy daytrader. Ben is a stockboy who hopes to be promoted to customer service to earn more money to support his mom. Danny is a video game enthusiast who loves escape rooms and has successfully escaped many escape rooms. Zoey, Ben, Jason, Amanda, Mike and Danny all receive mysterious boxes, each with a different greeting that describes/praises them. All of them think the boxes come from someone close to them. Zoey is convinced by her roommate that the box is from her Physics professor. Ben is convinced his boss left the box for him. Jason is convinced his boss Mr. Ackerman gave him the box as the gift he mentioned earlier in a phone call. As all the players try to unlock their respective puzzle boxes, they find invitations to the Minos Escape Room Facility for a chance to win $10,000 inside the boxes. Like every escape room, the players were to surrender their phones. As Amanda enters the elevator to get to the waiting room, the front desk employee says, "Thank you for your service", which puzzles Amanda. Danny manages to sneak a hidden second phone into the escape room with him, telling Amanda that it helps kill the boredom in the waiting room. After all the players are in the waiting room, a woman's voice tells them that the Game Master will arrive shortly over the intercom. While waiting for the Game Master, Amanda reads a newspaper. The headline of the newspaper says that five people died from being burned alive, which foreshadows their fate playing the game. It also suggests that the previous players died doing the exact same thing. The players start to make some small talk, and Danny tells the other players the good reviews that were left on this escape room. Ben, having a smoking habit, tries to get out of the room to smoke but realizes the door handle is fake. The players discover they are locked inside and the waiting room is part of the escape room. Searching for clues, Zoey inadvertently activates heating traps when she twists the combination lock where the door handle used to be. The heat increases at a set interval. The players burst out in argument as each of them believes the other is incapable and should not be trusted to do anything that will screw them up. The players rush to find clues to get out of the room. While they are searching for clues, they realize that the woman speaking through the intercom is a robot behind a screen. The phone rings, telling the players to respect the rules posted. As the players try to find the posted rules, Zoey stumbles upon a sticker that says to use the coasters. By clicking on the coasters on the table, Zoey manages to unlock a vent. As the players make their way through one by one, Amanda has a flashback of crawling through the aftermath of an IED attack in Iraq. Viewers learn that Amanda used to be in the military, and is later revealed she used to serve in Iraq, thus explaining the scars on her back. Zoey calms Amanda down and they crawl through the vent. Everyone escapes as the room engulfs in flames.

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 $155.2 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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