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Film Review - Four Rooms
This is a gem. A very unexpected gem. This is the sort of movie that the trailer makes it look like it's going to be Sucksville.
Au contraire! Four Rooms is like an Neil Simon play back in Simon's heyday. Four Rooms is four stories that affect the life of a poor bellhop in an old, mostly forgotten Times Square hotel on New Year's Eve.
Tim Roth carries this film as the bellhop. He is thrown into continuous chaos, and his inability to deal with the situation is our point of laughter. This is about as funny as most of the Marx Brothers movies, and it's got a sick, demented twist the truly evil will enjoy.
The changing of stories three times during this film keeps it fresh; none of these shorts could have sustained an entire film. It's a shame Hollywood doesn't do more of this type of comedy. Today, most comedies are unable to stay funny the whole time because they really should have been shorts.
Released in 1995
MPAA Rating: R
Reviewed by Mongo