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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Stupefyingly stupid thriller. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Tolerable for undiscriminating horror fans but should be shunned by everybody else. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The movie gets a mild boost when her escape briefly takes it from just another crummy supernatural thriller into an OK escape melodrama, albeit one dependent on a whopper of an unlikely occurrence. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Ms. Berry works hard in her role, generating some excitement in the course of her distress. But the story's convolutions can't cover a deficit of substance, or sense. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    For those who want nothing more than a thorough scare, Gothika is effective. But for those of us who want some psychological insight with our frightfests, the film is sadly lacking. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    French director Mathieu Kassovitz Frenches this flimsy tale to death. No scene goes underplayed, no performance (save one, from Robert Downey Jr.) lacks volume, no horror cliche is forgotten. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    For a while there, Mathieu Kassovitz's atmospherically charged direction sucks the viewer into the story's hellish vortex. That is until the film becomes possessed by an increasingly ludicrous beyond-the-grave element from which there is no rational return. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    In trash as in art there is no accounting for taste, and reader, I cherished this movie in all of its lurid glory. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    May try to revive the eerie spirit of the Gothic novel, but, unless you're suffering from amnesia yourself, it probably won't surprise or thrill you. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Great cast, great atmosphere, little sense or first-rate suspense. show more

  • October 29, 2009 TKOboxingfan
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    this was great! this stuff happens nobody will admitt it but it goes on. very good movie

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