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1408 Reviews

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June 21, 2007
Your check-in time for the Dolphin Hotel's room 1408 should be whenever the movie hits video stores.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 23, 2007
Evokes the author's good points as well as his bad, but like its fast-talking hero, it was in trouble the minute the door closed behind it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 21, 2007
Hafstrom can't balance the requirement of excitement with the necessity of depth without jerking the film's pace around like a bad carnival ride.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 22, 2007
...few scares, fewer surprises...
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 12, 2007
The legitimately creepy exposition turns into relentlessly typical "haunted house" boilerplate.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 11, 2007
A minor idea squandered by ham-fisted details.
June 21, 2007
1408 stumbles one too many times and cannot escape the genre's most common curse -- the dumb ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2007
It all rather sidesteps the question of why reluctant manager Samuel L. Jackson fails to demand a written disclaimer from a guest insisting on a room that has seen 56 deaths, including drowning in chicken soup.
June 22, 2007
Even as haunted hotel King movies go, 1408 is certainly no Shining. Not even the TV-movie version.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 22, 2007
An underwhelming psychological thriller and ghost story.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
June 22, 2007
Only made me scream in agony on how hokey it was.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 30, 2007
The limited setting is effectively claustrophobic, although it adds a sense that the story isn't going anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 22, 2007
The problem with this movie is that it feels too much like a joke rather than a true work of suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 21, 2007
Not only is the trailer for 1408 oodles more terrifying than the movie itself; worse, for the most part, this pop-horror trifle adapted from a Stephen King short story grows into a formulaic bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 8, 2007
For all of 1408's shortcomings, all that's really needed to lift it a level is some decent scares, but one or two spooky moments just isn't enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
July 5, 2007
More thriller than horror flick, this could even be viewed as a really dark comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 22, 2007
If not for a hokey ending and some cheesy plot devices, "1408" would have been the scariest, and best, ghost movie of the season.
June 22, 2007
While it's refreshing to see a scary movie that's not about torture and dismembered corpses, that's not enough.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 22, 2007
There's ghoulish fun and Hichcockian suspense until the film hits a narrative wall around the 60-minute mark.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 13, 2008
Una buena idea y unos 20 minutos iniciales inquietantes y sugestivos se descarrilan rápidamente hacia la parafernalia y el exceso visual. Nada convence, excepto el esfuerzo de John Cusack por convencernos de que se lo ha tomado en serio.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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