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1408 Reviews

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David Keyes
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
Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
Definitely one of the best King adaptations in years ... and I've seen 'em all.
Ali Gray
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
Michael Atkinson
Sight and Sound
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.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
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
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
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
Mike Scott
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
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
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
Steve Biodrowski
July 7, 2008
Forcing the audience to experience his terror with an almost first-hand immediacy, Cusack runs the emotional gamut ...
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
February 1, 2008
Cusack always manages to underscore panic with irony.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
September 8, 2007
Though not especially original, this is frightening and disturbing film and the effects take a while to wear off.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
September 4, 2007
...one of the most gleefully loony things you'll see this year.
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
August 31, 2007
1408 is the best King conversion since Misery.
Stuart McGurk
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
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
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
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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.
Peter Bradshaw
August 31, 2007
Unpretentious and effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

The Sun (UK)
August 31, 2007
Check in if you are a fan of Cusack or King.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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