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My main problem with this movie was how generic and unoriginal it was. The characters were even bad and pointless, even the acting fell apart since the first scene. And the visual affects were terrible too, they were a big disappointment as to what I was at least expecting from a horror movie that actually had a nationwide -or close it-release. And although it had some effective scary moments, as a whole the movie didn't work that well. It felt as just another horror low budget movie was made to make a few bucks out of it, because it wasn't needed. As to why I decided to watch it, it was because there seem to be a lack of horror movies at the movie theater this year, and so this was the only option. ~December 19, 2014~
I was really amazed at how good and touching this movie was, it had an excellent story, a very beautiful cinematography, and most importantly an amazing performance by Reese Witherspoon. She was extremely raw and just excellent, she really delivered one of the best performances of her career, and even one of the best of the year. Also Laura Dern was really good in a more supporting role, yet still she managed to be very present and to really leave a mark. Moreover, as a whole, the movie was actually really good and once again director Jean-Marc Vallee made a great movie about real human beings, portrayed as humane as possible while also telling their stories as raw as possible. ~December 19, 2014~
Marion Cotillard once again delivers a splendid performance in a year where she has given some of the best performances of her career and even if the year itself. Also giving a great performance was Joaquin Phoenix who lately has been doing excellent movies and giving equally amazing performances. And so the movie is a very real take on this immigrant's situation that is showcased in a very emotional and dramatic way, that is portrayed beautifully by its cast. Also, the cinematography looks beautiful and really makes the movie feel adequate to the era of the story and how the emotions of the characters are represented. It was a really good surprise of a movie, but with that great cast and what turned out to be a great script and mesmerizing photography. ~December 17, 2014~
Extremely eerie and creepy ghost story, I may say. It's one of those films that truly haunt you after watching it, because of how suspenseful and intriguing it is. But mainly because of it's amazing performances, by Deborah Kerr, but mainly from Martin Stephens and Pamela Franklin who gave truly terrific performances as the young ones that kept amazing me as the movie went along. However, the movie did fell victim of some of its style because of how old the film is, but it surprised me as to how effective it is for the most part still today after more than 50 years. More over, it benefits not only from its terrific performances but also from its ghostly atmosphere and disturbing scenes of unexplained situations, that truly are chilling. Overall, it was a very good horror or ghost movie that effectively works by being creepy. ~December 14, 2014~
Pretty interesting and intriguing thriller, that truly has its creepy moments, good acting and some head scratching moments. And although it was pretty confusing for the most part, it had a very nice style of editing and cinematography. ~December 14, 2014~