‘Room’ is exhausting, exhilarating and excellent (Our grade: A-)

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay star in "Room." (Ruth Hurl/Element Pictures)

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay star in “Room.” (Ruth Hurl/Element Pictures)

Kenneth Turan – Los Angeles Times

“Room” is both accomplishment and conundrum. The film’s first half is so agonizingly difficult to sit through I desperately wished I were anywhere else, while its unexpectedly affecting second half so completely turned me around there was nowhere else I’d rather have been than right in the moment with this singular film.

Adapted by Emma Donoghue from her best-selling novel, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for its exceptional literary qualities, “Room’s” up-and-down effects are intentional.

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