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Tookey's Rating
9 /10
 
Average Rating
7.85 /10
 
Starring
Grace: Nicole Kidman , Mrs. Mills: Fionnula Flanagan , Anne : Alakina Mann
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Directed by: Alejandro Amenabar
Written by: Alejandro Amenabar

 
 
 
Released: 2001
   
Genre: HORROR
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 104
 
 


 
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"This is one scary movie, not because we see ghosts or monsters, but because Kidman makes us feel her fear as our own."
(Amy Taubin, VILLAGE VOICE)
"Nicole Kidman shows off impeccable acting talent."
(Tony Toscano, TALKING PICTURES)
"Would be unshakably bone-chilling even if you blacked out everything on the screen except Nicole Kidman's porcelain face, her eyes frozen wide with fear."
(Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWIRE)
"A second outstanding performance from Nicole Kidman in just over two months."
(Louis B. Hobson, CALGARY SUN)
"While most horror movies aim for the stomach, The Others is made to tingle the spine."
(Jeffrey M. Anderson, SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER)
"A delicious little ghost story that takes place within the confines of a single haunted house and recalls such minimalist classics of the genre as The Innocents and the original version of The Haunting."
(William Arnold, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER)
"A thinking person's horror movie."
(Joe Baltake, SACRAMENTO BEE)
"Amenabar, a master of suspenseful pacing, takes his time allowing the layers of perception to be removed." (Philip Booth, ORLANDO WEEKLY
"An enjoyable, well made thriller for those who like things that go bump in the night"
(Laura Clifford, REELING REVIEWS)
"Far more effective in setting a mood than any animated mummy or computer enhanced specter could ever achieve."
(Michael Elliott, MOVIE PARABLES)
"A substantial, evocative piece of cinema and a superior one for its genre."
(Jeffrey Huston, JEFF HUSTON'S BELIEVE ME)
"The creepy joy of this film is in the capacity it has for astounding even the most jaded movie lover."
(MaryAnn Johanson, FLICK FILOSOPHER)
"There's just enough mystery to keep the audience guessing."
(Luke Y. Thompson, NEW TIMES LOS ANGELES)
"A disquieting, classy, superbly realized horror tale."
(Dustin Putman, THEMOVIEBOY.COM)
"A thoughtfully chilling movie. It is not the action, but the look, sound and feel that make it nerve-racking."
(Roger Moore, ORLANDO SENTINEL)
"Coming near the end of a summer season filled with overproduced, underwritten movies, The Others feels like a small miracle."
(Rene Rodriguez, MIAMI HERALD)
"It's that most rare of spookshows: a literate and mature ghost story that works on multiple levels simultaneously."
(Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE)
"One of the year's best films."
(Glenn Whipp, DAILY NEWS LOS ANGELES)
"This is the sort of old-fashioned, but highly effective horror/ suspense picture that puts any and all 'slasher' films to shame in both eliciting the goosebumps and delivering the scares in an intelligent fashion."
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"All in all, Amenabar has created a ghost story as evocative and authentically English as the mist on the moors."
(Jack Garner, ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE)
"Its pleasures are subtle and suggestive - it sticks with you because it knows that the scariest things are the ones you can't see."
(Chris Hewitt, ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS)
"The spookiest movie since The Sixth Sense."
(Harvey S. Karten, COMPUSERVE)
"Something that giants such as Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott and Tim Burton have not been able to match so far this year."
(Eric Harrison, HOUSTON CHRONICLE)
"An instant classic amongst supernatural thrillers with a finely crafted surprise ending and a hot Nicole Kidman to boot."
(Andrew Manning, RADIO FREE ENTERTAINMENT)
"Creeps into your bones and makes you shiver."
(Nell Minow, MOVIE MOM)
"Worth seeing more than once."
(Steven Rosen, DENVER POST)
"A classic ghost story."
(Chuck Schwartz, CRANKY CRITIC)
"It is sure to take a place alongside the creepiest classics."
(Staci Layne Wilson, FANTASTICA DAILY)
"It gives you a case of the creeps oh-so slowly, then hits you with a clever, mind-warping way of saying, 'Boo!'"
(Mark Caro, CHICAGO TRIBUNE)

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