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Room 237 (2013) - Movie Details

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Horror Documentary
102 min.
Release Date
March 29, 2013 (NY)
DVD Release Date
September 24, 2013 (Buy on Amazon)
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102 minutes
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Unrated

After the box office failure of "Barry Lyndon," Stanley Kubrick decided to embark on a project that might have more commercial appeal. "The Shining," Stephen King's biggest critical and commercial success yet, seemed like a perfect vehicle. After an arduous production, Kubrick's film received a wide release in the summer of 1980; the reviews were mixed, but the box office, after a slow start, eventually picked up. End of story? Hardly. In the 30 years... Full synopsis »

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Just when I thought I had found a slam dunk - a documentary about one of my favorite films of all time, The Shining - I quickly realized that Room 237 was not the film I expected and wanted to be.  Room 237, so titled for the infamous room from The Shining, takes an interesting approach to the subject matter, gathering an assortment of eccentric lovers of the film who all have various theories on its deeper meanings.  Like the film being about the oppression of the Native Americans to Hitler's persecution of the Jews to even stranger interpretations. Full movie review »

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