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About the Movie
Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 213
- Fresh: 191
- Rotten: 22
- Average Rating: 7.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Bloody violence and a shouty soundtrack make this a grisly DIY treat.
Fresh: The production doesn't offer much in the way of originality but it's a tense 90-minute ride that will result in elevated pulses, increased respiration, and white knuckles.
Fresh: [Saulnier does] everything right: the cast, the music, the editing, the way he leads you one way and then clobbers you (and some of his ill-fated characters) when you (and they) are least expecting it.
Fresh: Fear brings out the truth, even in would-be punks. And there is a lot of fear in "Green Room."
Tarantino + No Country for Old Men
I was fortunate to see Green Room at Sundance for a midnight screening and it was definitely the best movie I saw at the festival and without a doubt has been the best movie I’ve seen in the last year. It’s Tarantino level of violence with a No Country for Old Men style intensity. 10/10
"What's your desert island band?"
Green Room is a fast paced, tightly woven, bleak thriller. Writer/director Saulnier takes what he has accomplished in Blue Ruins and further perfects his craft in almost every aspect. The acts of violence are unnerving and graphic, but it's so subtle and the camera never lingers, blink and you'll miss it. The cinematography work is great, including several establishing shot that really give you a sense of space for this night of terror. The cast is all around stellar, but the seasoned Patrick Stewart puts them all to shame in the role of Darcy, the methodical Neo Nazi bar owner.
At the moment this is the best thing I've seen of the 2016 new releases.
Tense, taut, and unforgivingly brutal, Green Room is a superior thriller bolstered by a talented cast, strong direction, and an unconventional story.
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 2016
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- Green Room (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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