"Escape Room" is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by Adam Robitel.
The starring cast includes Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine, Nik Dodani, Yorick van Wageningen, Cornelius Geaney Jr., Russell Crous, Bart Fouche and others.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday, October 19, 2018 released the trailer:
ESCAPE ROOM - Official Trailer (HD).
Six people from varied backgrounds are presented with a puzzle cube: Zoey (Taylor Russell), a physics student; Jason (Jay Ellis), a wealthy daytrader; Ben (Logan Miller), a stockboy; Mike (Tyler Labine), a truck driver; Amanda (Deborah Ann Woll), 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 Gamemaster 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, Amanda survived an IED blast, Jason survived a shipwreck in frigid weather, and Ben survived a car accident where his friends died. 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.
Here is the full cast and characters of Escape Room.
The film Escape Room was scheduled to be released on January 3, 2019 (Hungary), on January 4, 2019 (United States), on February 1, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on February 28, 2019 (Germany) by Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), Columbia Pictures Corporation, ACME, B&H Film Distribution, Big Picture 2 Films, Falcon, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Film, InterComFilm, Sony Pictures Filmverleih, Sony Pictures Releasing Argentina, Tokyo Theatres K.K., United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Warner Bros., Amazon Prime Video, Netflix 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 Escape Room is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Escape Room got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 51/100. But the audience kinda likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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