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‘Escape Room’ provides little room for escape

Jack Petro
Jack Petro

Six young strangers are tempted by an offer of $10,000 to take part in an adventure of being placed in “Escape Rooms” with no obvious paths of exits. The participants seem eager and able to run the gauntlet, but they soon find out that they need more than just wits to compete in the game.

There are no name actors in this psycho-thriller. Lacking a star, congealing the group is problematical. There is little imagination needed to turn a room upside down to see how the actors cope. 

Some 60 years ago, a similar movie had six friends trapped in a single room that is slowly being filled with water. That movie made only a ripple on the silver screen. This “Escape Room” turns out to be too predictable to be thoroughly enjoyable. It lacks a good director to get a movie worth the price of admission.

“Escape Room” only gets a C grade.  It is currently showing at the Rialto Theater in The Villages.

Jack Petro reviews movies for Villages-News.com.

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