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The Oak Room (2020)

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Critic Consensus: The Oak Room contains a taut, spooky tale that proves southern gothic can flourish in the snowy north.

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During a raging snowstorm, a drifter returns home to the blue-collar bar located in the remote Canadian town where he was born. When he offers to settle an old debt with a grizzled bartender by telling him a story, the night's events quickly spin into a dark tale of mistaken identities, double-crosses and shocking violence.

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Cast

RJ Mitte
as Paul, Steve
Peter Outerbridge
as Michael, Paul
Ari Millen
as Gordon, Michael
Nicholas Campbell
as Gordon, Richard
Martin Roach
as Kenneth, Richard
David Ferry
as Kenneth
Amos Crawley
as Thomas Coward
Avery Esteves
as Young Michael
Coal Campbell
as Young Gordon
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Critic Reviews for The Oak Room

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (6)

Cliché? Maybe on my part, but not when it comes to The Oak Room, a taut exercise in story-weaving and twists turned on their heads.

April 28, 2021 | Full Review…

As the tales gather weight like snow on a roof, and intriguing correspondences accumulate, the impressive structuring tells.

April 20, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Back and forth The Oak Room goes, without ever building the tension it ostensibly seeks. Instead, it meanders from tale to tale, and the writing isn't sharp or specific enough to sustain this kind of complex framework.

April 2, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

"A man walks into a bar" may be the classic set-up to a gag, but this time, the punchline will leave you reeling.

September 1, 2020 | Full Review…

The original script by Peter Genoway is a trip in its own right.

August 25, 2020 | Full Review…

The Oak Room is a small little thriller that demonstrates the potent power of storytelling. For those interested in something far more introspective that plays like an unsettling tale told around a campfire, it's is an engaging narrative exercise.

July 2, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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