Green Room has a decent concept compared to what one might expect of a thriller/slasher flick: an unsigned band (all very credibly acted) plays a last-minute gig at a seedy, backwater venue, leading to unfathomably dangerous consequences for the group, masterminded by a believable (but unexpected) Patrick Stewart.
It has an impressively nuanced script for the genre, with a rich vein of sarcasm and comedy running through the film. Unfortunately, however, Green Room begins to run out of steam as it approaches its blood-soaked, rather gory finale, when lead characters meet their fates in ways which are a little anticlimactic.
It’s fun to see Patrick Stewart as the head of a neo-Nazi gang; even better to see Green Room not resting on its laurels and dispensing with good quality elsewhere.
CAST: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Patrick Stewart
DIRECTOR: Jeremy Saulnier
WRITER: Jeremy Saulnier
SYNOPSIS: A young punk band become trapped in the green room of a seedy venue, and are in for an ordeal after unwittingly playing to a bar filled with neo-Nazis and becoming witnesses to an horrific crime.