• Gothika (2003)


Release Date: November 21st, 2003

DVD Release Date: March 23rd, 2004

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

The life of psychiatrist Miranda Grey (Halle Berry) is derailed after she nearly hits a girl with her car one night. Later, Miranda wakes up in her own mental hospital under the care of her peer, Pete Graham (Robert Downey Jr.). Completely disoriented, Miranda is accused of killing her own husband, but she has no memory of anything after she encountered the girl. Slowly Miranda begins to uncover what happened, but she has to escape the asylum to solve the mystery.

Cast: Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton, John Carroll Lynch, Bernard Hill, Penélope Cruz, Dorian Harewood, Bronwen Mantel

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz

Genres: Horror , Thriller

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Dark Castle Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Escape, Murder, Mystery, Husband, 2000s, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall 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.

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia 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

  • 50
    Michael RechtshaffenThe 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

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