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Escape Room (2019)

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

Director:

Adam Robitel

Writers:

Bragi F. Schut (screenplay by) (as Bragi Schut), Maria Melnik (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Russell ... Zoey Davis
Logan Miller ... Ben Miller
Jay Ellis ... Jason Walker
Tyler Labine ... Mike Nolan
Deborah Ann Woll ... Amanda Harper
Nik Dodani ... Danny Khan
Yorick van Wageningen ... Games Master WooTan Yu
Cornelius Geaney Jr. ... College Professor
Russell Crous Russell Crous ... Charlie - Jason's Assistant
Bart Fouche ... Gary - Ben's Boss
Jessica Sutton ... Allison - Zoey's Roommate
Paul Hampshire ... Hazmat One
Vere Tindale Vere Tindale ... Minos Security Guard / Hazmat Two
Kenneth Fok ... Detective Li
Caely-Jo Levy Caely-Jo Levy ... Nurse (as Caely Jo Levy)
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Storyline

Six strangers are given mysterious black boxes with tickets to an immersive escape room for a chance to win tons of money. Being locked in several rooms with extreme conditions, they discover the secrets behind the escape room and must fight to survive and to find a way out.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Solve the Puzzle. Escape the Room. Find the clues or die. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror/perilous action, violence, some suggestive material and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

South Africa | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape Room See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,238,172, 6 January 2019

Gross USA:

$57,005,601

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,712,077
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Was the first U.S. nationwide theatrical film of 2019. The film's director, Adam Robitel, previously directed Insidious: The Last Key (2018), which was the first U.S. nationwide theatrical film of 2018. See more »

Goofs

When speaking with her roommate in the dorm room, Zoey pronounces Leonhard Euler's surname as "YOU-ler" rather than "OY-ler", a name any physicist or mathematician or student of those fields would know very well. See more »

Quotes

Jason Walker: [on his lack of compassion] Survival is a CHOICE
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits feature the title "Escape Room" displayed in large letters alongside buildings much like the opening credits of "Panic Room" (2002) See more »

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Features The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Downtown
Written by Tony Hatch
Performed by Petula Clark
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment France SAS
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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A fun little thriller.
9 February 2019 | by rustonreviewsSee all my reviews

Drawing influences from Saw (2004), Final Destination (2000), and Cube (1997), Escape Room follows six individuals, all of whom receive a puzzle box prescribing a cryptic note inviting them to the Minos Escape Room Facility. 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. While the premise doesn't exactly scream originality, Escape Room is a perfectly enjoyable little thriller. For those expecting buckets of gore and sickening death scenes, look elsewhere, as Schut and Melnik's screenplay is much more attuned to focusing on the elaborate puzzles themselves, resulting in a film that intrigues rather than disturbs. Pace wise, the film doesn't slow down and is engaging throughout, some of the puzzle rooms are quite visually arresting, and thankfully the characters aren't just one dimensional zeroes either. While the ending does border on nonsensical, Escape Room is a still a fun film that is definitely worth checking out.


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