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Open Windows (2014)



Critic Consensus: Open Windows is undeniably ambitious; unfortunately, director Nacho Vigalondo's reach far exceeds his grasp.

Movie Info

Nick is excited to discover that he's won a dinner date with his favorite actress, Jill Goddard. But when Jill refuses to honor the contest, her manager Chord makes an offer he can't refuse: the ability to view Jill secretly via computer. Nick begins watching the unknowing star on her webcam, not realizing that this decision will put both himself and Jill at risk as they enter a terrifying world of cat-and-mouse where nothing-and no one-are as they seem.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Nacho Vigalondo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 26, 2015
Cinedigm Digital Cinema - Official Site


Elijah Wood
as Nick Chambers
Sasha Grey
as Jill Goddard
Michelle Jenner
as Possessed 1
Julián Villagrán
as Possessed 2
Carlos Areces
as Watchman
Raul Cimas
as Survivor
Miguel Noguera
as Man on TV
Nacho Vigalondo
as Richy Gabilondo
Richard Diment
as Audience Member 1
Eugenio Mira
as Audience Member 2
Nancy Yao
as News Reader 1
Luis Sanchez-Cañete
as News Reader 2
Luis Sanchez
as Cañete-News Reader 2
Eugenio Mira
as Audience Member 2
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Critic Reviews for Open Windows

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (5)

Before the tedious and convoluted cyber-thriller "Open Windows" is said and done, you may feel like jumping out of one.

Full Review… | November 7, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A thriller with so many viewpoints, feints and fake-outs that it swiftly disappears up its own URL.

Full Review… | November 6, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

The combined concepts are so high that the film resolves as Vigalondo reaches his Icarus moment, the corpse so mangled and unpleasant the project's ambition can only be identified via dental records.

Full Review… | November 6, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

Even though the story is over in a click, Elijah Wood has enough power to stop us here and there with great moments of suspense, intrigue and erotism. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | October 20, 2015

Yes! Yes! It's insane and you have to some parts because its totally illogical, but its really entertaining and exciting... A great time at the movies. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | October 20, 2015

Yeah, it's an original idea, but sadly this way of storytelling is rapidly becoming repetitive and tires. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | October 20, 2015

Audience Reviews for Open Windows

The plot is smart and Vigalondo's direction following multiple open windows on a computer is imaginative and well conceived, but he also seems too desperate to make it ingenious, and so the film starts to devolve into a convoluted mess of twists close to the end.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Intense and exciting, Open Windows is a dynamic psychological thriller. After receiving a mysterious call an obsessive fan is given unrestricted access to an actress's phone and laptop, but he soon finds himself caught up in a deadly game that spirals out of his control. Elijah Wood gives an incredible performance, and Sasha Grey also proves to have some talent. Presented in real-time and going in and out of multiple video streams on a computer screen, the unique directing style helps to bring an intensity to the scenes. Open Windows is an extraordinarily daring film that is full of suspense and intrigue.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer


I should have known since Sasha Grey is in it that it wouldn't be very good. Started off with a somewhat interesting premise but went off the rails pretty quickly.

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