Preview: The Waiting Room (2012)


A single day in the busy public hospital E.R. where those who have been turned away by other hospitals come to receive needed medical treatment.

  • Poster: C+


Perhaps too simply stated, this poster design isn't very eye-catching even in its starkness.

  • Trailer: B+


From the looks of it, this is an important documentary. From the design, it doesn't seem that exciting. One of the challenges of turning documentaries into trailers is that most are so information heavy that their trailers almost seem pointedly preachy. This one suffers a bit from that.

Oscar Prospects:

While the subject may be important, it seems less joltingly political than many of the other docs out this year. Still, it could be shortlisted with a nomination a distant possibility.

Release Date:

  • September 26, 2012