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Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Violent death-trap puzzle sequel is scant but effective.

Movie PG-13 2021 88 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+


My daughter and a friend went and they are 12yo and 13yo. they were pretty scared after, way more than with the 1st one. If your child is sensitive to horror movies be aware that this will keep them awake at night!

This title has:

Too much violence
age 10+

Amazing for mature kids!

My family loved the movie my 11 year old daughter really enjoyed the characters, even my 10 year old son thought the movie was fine for his age

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Despite a slightly too-familiar plot arc, this scant sequel nonetheless offers some cool, intricately designed puzzles and likable enough characters to create a satisfying punch of white-knuckle fun. Again directed by Adam Robitel (the original Escape Room and Insidious: The Last Key), Escape Room: Tournament of Champions borrows an idea from the second Hunger Games -- all the survivors must reassemble to compete -- but, given that the villains of these movies are part of a mysterious, unseen, unknown entity, it works well enough. And after spending a bit too much time getting Zoey and Ben on the road, things kick up a notch.

The traps -- on the subway train, then in a mysterious bank, on a postcard-like beach, on a city street, and more -- are indeed tricky. Despite their frenzy, with characters racing against the clock and shouting at one another, often above either some kind of ominous noise or the music score, the little clues make sense, and the puzzles come together in interesting ways. Every small move could be right or wrong, and these sequences, which make up the majority of the movie, are real seat-grabbers. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions could have tried a little harder on its ending, but there's still enough here for a tense, fun watch.

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