Half Light (2005)
Average Rating: 4.1/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 6
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Release Date: Jan 1, 2005 Wide
Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 8,555
A successful mystery writer retreats to a remote fishing village following the tragic death of her son, only to become caught up in a bizarre supernatural murder mystery in this tale of terror directed by Craig Rosenberg and starring Demi Moore. Rachel Carson's (Moore) five-year-old son has drowned, and as a result her life appears to be falling apart at the seams. When a sympathetic friend rents Rachel a secluded cottage in hopes that a little peace and quiet will help the grieving mother
Jan 1, 2005 Wide
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First Look Pictures
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Plenty of stringy wind-swept hair and shapeless woolly jumpers abound, and at least there's picturesque scenery for a slow afternoon's viewing.
More televisual than cinematic, Half Light is too chocolate boxy and clean to be completely convincing, but it's a diverting enough story.
if you strip away all the references to other films, and all the play on genres, what remains is a film without its own soul, as insubstantial, and as difficult to credit, as a spectre half-glimpsed through the Scottish mist.
Demi Moore is used to the odd supernatural love story (Ghost, 1990) and she works hard at Rachel, but the screenplay just isn't up to the genre. It's not super, it's not that natural and it's not very thrilling ... the end result is not even half right.
There's a pleasingly Hitchcockian feel to this entertainingly old-fashioned thriller and writer-director Craig Rosenberg pulls off several impressive twists so that you're never quite sure just where the story's going.
This moody thriller is fairly strong on gothic creepiness, but not so good with actual thrills.
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