The Others Reviews

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October 30, 2018
The show belongs to Kidman, and snugly tailored as it is, she's surpassingly fine.
October 30, 2018
Shrewdly cast, Kidman is pitch perfect. It's a clammy, ingenious film, one of the best studio movies of the year.
October 30, 2018
It is well constructed, as opposed to incompetently deconstructed.
October 29, 2018
Plenty of movies promise to be spine-chilling, but The Others offers fear-inducing capabilities.
March 22, 2002
A welcome change of pace from most contemporary scary stories, where the shocks come with all the subtlety of flashers jumping out of park bushes.
October 21, 2001
Amenbar racks up the tension to unbearable levels in a spooky shocker that's worthy of any comparison with M Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense.
February 1, 2019
Beyond the evident technical proficiency on show, the film is still reduced to its primary narrative parlour-game of trying to guess the ghostly twist.
October 30, 2018
If you were scared of the dark as a child, then this movie has your name on it.
October 30, 2018
Fulfilling all the expectations of the genre, The Others is an exquisitely handsome supernatural thriller with a chilling twist.
October 30, 2018
Both a drama and an old fashioned ghost story, The Others finally manages to do what no other movie has done in 2001, make me want to see it again.
October 30, 2018
Amenábar finds the terror in simple, old fashioned moviemaking, never using any obvious effects. And the result is the first actual spinetingler in years!
October 30, 2018
It's engrossing in the way it draws you into its dimly illuminated rooms (I found myself thinking of the set decorators, whose work is barely visible much of the time) but its ultimate resolution leaves a couple of key questions unanswered.
October 30, 2018
The Others is that rare film which scares without blood and gore relying instead on intelligent story telling and never ending tension.
October 30, 2018
Films like this survive on atmosphere and tone, like du Maurier stories, and the filming is so skillfully done that I found myself wishing that Amenábar wouldn't take the story where I knew he was going to.
October 29, 2018
In a way, The Others finishes what The Blair Witch Project started -- once again reminding us that unseen forces often make for the scariest, most memorable cinematic experiences. It's certainly true if this is anything to go by.
October 29, 2018
The film has something for everyone. On the one hand it works very well as a simple scary movie, but on the other it is also a refreshingly thoughtful and masterfully-crafted ghost story.
October 29, 2018
It's not easy to essentially take Plato's Allegory of the Cave and revamp it into a psychological horror-thriller, but the English-language debut of Alejandro Amenabar paid off in its creative risks and twist finale that left jaws on the floor.
October 29, 2018
The visual delights of horror filmmaking are all extremely well realized by the low-key, modulated lighting of Spanish Cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe, displaying mastery of his medium in a setting and story that amply provide the opportunities.
October 29, 2018
Mr. Amenábar, who not only wrote and directed but also composed the score for the film, masterfully creates and atmosphere of suffocating repression.
October 31, 2016
A film where Amenbar manages to exploit the argument of a mother upset by the suffering of his two children with totally unexpected elements. [Full review in Spanish]
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