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

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

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"The clever twist almost works to dismiss the tough wait it takes to get to the ending."
(Victoria Alexander, FILMS IN REVIEW)
"Creepy-verging -on-campy thriller with a great payoff, but a lot of broken promise."
(John Anderson, NEWSDAY)
"I saw the ending a mile away and couldn't have jumped higher."
(David Edelstein, SLATE)
"Bumpy at first, with a few too many cliches and an awful lot of doors opening and closing. But by its final image - a beautifully fading portrait through a window - I was swept in."
(Moira MacDonald, SEATTLE TIMES)
"It's atmospheric, stylish, and spooky. The plot is well thought-out and its secrets and mysteries are unveiled slowly. Unfortunately, it is also cold, distancing, and moves at a glacial pace."
(James Berardinelli, REELVIEWS)
"The film has everything you want in a supernatural thriller except thrills."

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