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1408 Reviews

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October 12, 2018
1408 feels like a classic, well-acted haunted house tale. It may not go very deep with some of the bigger questions it asks, but it is interesting that it bothers to ask them.
October 12, 2017
A sharp and well paced horror film with heavy overtones of grief, anguish, and horrors of the real world that we sometimes unfortunately can never conquer.
January 27, 2016
An excursion through the psychological intrigue of the human mind that is precise, tense, atmospheric and performed with great dramatic intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 28, 2015
Definitely one of the best King adaptations in years ... and I've seen 'em all.
November 3, 2012
Like shacking up with a cheap hooker in a moderately priced hotel, 1408 delivers dirty thrills with few frills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 7, 2010
Another actor may have made 1408 seem as thin and fake as an episode of Tales from the Crypt, but Cusack lends it that badly needed extra milligram of conviction.
July 7, 2010
1408 is another Stephen King adaptation where the main protagonist is a writer. It is also a fine psychological horror movie and welcome change of pace from the ultra violent, gore polluted, torture porn flicks currently infecting cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 7, 2010
The success of 1408 rests squarely on [John Cusack's] Hawaiian shirt-clad shoulders, and he pulls it off. The role, that is. The tacky shirt stays on pretty well the whole time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 24, 2009
A good, old-fashioned horror flick, one that relies on supernatural chills, psychological twists and top-shelf special effects -- as opposed to the recent trend toward ball gags, bound wrists and bad lighting.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 23, 2009
Cusack's gritty, near over-the-top performance goes a long way, as does the subtle slow burn from director Mikael Håfström, but Samuel L. Jackson needed to be nudged awake as the hotel manager.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 7, 2008
Forcing the audience to experience his terror with an almost first-hand immediacy, Cusack runs the emotional gamut ...
April 9, 2008
From the start, it builds to a point of unbearable tension and then rewards us with a payoff that is cleverly executed and genuinely terrifying.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 1, 2008
Cusack always manages to underscore panic with irony.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 30, 2007
I'm very hard to please when it comes to the horror genre, but pleased I am with 1408, a dread concoction from Stephen King, sharply committed to film by a clever screenplay, solid direction and terrific performances.
September 8, 2007
Though not especially original, this is frightening and disturbing film and the effects take a while to wear off.
September 4, 2007
...one of the most gleefully loony things you'll see this year.
August 31, 2007
1408 is the best King conversion since Misery.
August 31, 2007
"No one lasts more than an hour," goes the saying about the room. It's probably how long your attention lasts too. But it's one hell of an hour.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 31, 2007
John Cusack's edgy, likeable performance carries this paranormal chiller, based on a Stephen King story and highly reminiscent of his landmark shockfest The Shining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 31, 2007
Cusack, who is in almost every scene, is astutely cast: his sardonic persona gradually disintegrates as the room plays its malevolent tricks on him.
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