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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.

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They Are Dying to Play. 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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Trivia

After the death of five Polish teenagers, killed by fire in a real-life tragedy which occurred within an escape room in Poland, the release date of the film was pushed back a few months in a number of countries out of respect for the girls who died. See more »

Goofs

The watchers have no control over who dies. It is a survival of the fittest test. However, the 4th room can only be solved by Ben as it relies on his knowledge of American Sign Language. Has he died earlier, the game would be unwinnable, rather than survival of the fittest. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Games Master WooTan Yu: I'm so glad Zoey got over her fear of flying. Let's play again.
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Crazy Credits

The first parts of the credits are paired with a ball going through a maze while passing important objects in the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Bambi Time in Jail (2018) See more »

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Written by 21 and Bishop Lamont
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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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Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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