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.
August 20, 2001
August 17, 2001
I saw the ending a mile away and couldn't have jumped higher.
August 14, 2001
A tantalizing spine-tingler.
August 14, 2001
It's atmospheric, stylish, and spooky. The plot is well thought-out and its secrets and mysteries are unveiled slowly. Unfortunately, it is also cold, distancing, and moves at a glacial pace.
August 10, 2001
Mr. Serling would be pleased.
August 10, 2001
Bumpy at first, with a few too many clichs and an awful lot of doors opening and closing. But by its final image -- a beautifully fading portrait through a window -- I was swept in.
August 10, 2001
Clever as the film is, though, it turns out to be an exercise in narrative withholding that's more headache provoking than suspense laden.
August 10, 2001
The Others is a thoughtfully chilling movie. It is not the action, but the look, sound and feel that make it nerve-racking.
August 10, 2001
Creepy-verging -on-campy thriller with a great payoff, but a lot of broken promise.
August 10, 2001
An unconvincing, pretentiously artsy pastiche of just about every hoary old gothic thriller you can think of.
August 10, 2001
Coming near the end of a summer season filled with overproduced, underwritten movies, The Others feels like a small miracle.
August 10, 2001
A welcome throwback film to an era when the thriller belonged to actors and the genre was manipulated by directors, not special effects wizards.
August 10, 2001
Something that giants such as Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott and Tim Burton have not been able to match so far this year.
August 10, 2001
Overall, Almenabar offers too little, too late in the story for viewers who like a sporting chance to out-think their thrillers.
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