Director: Jeremy Saulnier
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewarts
Runtime: 1h 35 mins
A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.
Green Room is an intense, shocking and dark thriller with many good qualities. It’s original, different and has very good performances especially from Anton Yelchin and Patrick Stewarts. The intense atmosphere, the dark tone and the graphic violence really make this thriller an entertaining, shocking and thrilling watch.
A down on their luck punk rock band consisting of Pat (Anton Yelchin), Reece (Joe Cole), Sam (Alia Shawkat) and Tiger (Callum Tiger), get an unexpected gig at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar in Oregon, however their short stay gets extended into a nightmare after they witness a murder backstage. The ruthless club owner Darcy (Patrick Stewarts) is prepared to do anything to make sure the band stay quiet about the murder and the other club secrets. Darcy gathers his henchmen to get rid of each punk band member for good, forcing the band to fight for their lives. Soon Darcy and his henchmen figure out that getting rid of the band won’t be as easy as they thought, which sets up a showdown between his henchmen and the band.
Green Room is a smart movie which delivers violent and dark thrills, the concept was good and the execution was even better. The movie is filled with tense, unpredictable and at times even shocking moments. Director Jeremy Saulnier does a good job of directing and he establishes a mood that makes you feel tense, like you are actually trapped in the room with the band. The performances were excellent and spot on, you will actually find yourself caring and routing for each band member as they scream, cry and fight.
If you are looking for a good thriller to watch, then I highly recommend Green Room, you will not be disappointed!