Down-on-their-luck punk rockers The Ain't Rights agree to a last-minute gig in a backwoods Oregon roadhouse, only to find themselves targeted by a ruthless club owner and his associates, leading to devastating consequences. From the internationally acclaimed filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier, "Green Room" is a claustrophobic thriller with a thick vein of dark humour, featuring gripping ensemble performances from Patrick Stewart, AntonYelchin, Imogen Poots, Callum Turner and Joe Cole.
EXCELLENT SLOW BURNING EXERCISE IN TENSION
- Green Room review by GF
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The Director's last film Blue Ruin was widely praised and rightly so, This film is also an exercise in slow burning tension that once in a while explodes into action. A Punk band play a set to a bunch of Nazi skinheads in a remote venue. On their way out, they see something they shouldn't and the movie proceeds from there into a smart psychological game of cat and mouse. An intelligent action movie with a dash of horror.
- Green Room review by Alphaville
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If you thought Jeremy Saulnier’s film Blue Ruin was sluggish, this boring mumblethon, best watched with subtitles, is worse. Even Patrick Stewart, here slumming it, is reduced to a muttering monotone. A band is trapped in a room and attacked by drug dealers. With poorly drawn characters, ugly lighting and a plot that has nowhere to go, it’s purgatory to be stuck in there with them. It’s like sitting through a lo-budget, drawn-out student film. Doses of gore are added to arouse those who find such things arousing, but they’re pure cliché. Worst of all, as in Blue Ruin, Saunier can’t direct actors, none of whom will be putting this on their résumé. It has received good reviews from obscure journals and gore geeks, but when Imogen Poots finally utters the line ‘Tell me those stupid fucking words are his last’ it’s a relief that her wish comes true. Assault on Precinct 13 this isn’t.