Amaurosis (The Unseen) Reviews

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July 9, 2019
On the whole, Amaurosis is a uniquely painful experience whose emotional trauma lingers even after it's reached its end.
June 29, 2019
[I]t meanders and blurs, like its protagonist's vision.
June 4, 2019
For at least half of it, it was a genuinely eerie, uncanny film...very flawed, but for the things it gets right, worth a look.
June 4, 2019
Aided by inspired performers, The Unseen is a gripping and intelligent, Hitchcock inspired thriller.
June 1, 2019
The treatment of Amaurosis is beautiful, I fell in love with the interior spaces of the couples home and the lake cottage... Jasmine Hyde was both convincing and captivating as the grieving mother trying to move forward with her life.
May 31, 2019
The Unseen is an impressive exercise in sleight of hand and emotional drama. Sinyor ramps up the suspense as he keeps the audience guessing until the bitter end.
May 21, 2019
Full of potential to be a better movie, but sadly remains just average.
May 17, 2019
So while the "Wait Until Dark"-like suspense of the film's climax feels a little rote, that's OK, because the foggy depiction of a troubled marriage is plenty disturbing.
February 13, 2019
It's never really clear til near the end who's most dangerous in this creepy thriller as lines between obsession, insanity and the supernatural blur. The performances are terrific particularly the movingly haunting Jasmine Hyde as bereaved mother Gemma.
August 27, 2018
It's a well told, sophisticated, very British thriller, that doesn't give away where it's heading.
August 20, 2018
A great retelling of a classic concept. It fails when it ignores that focus, but regains its footing with enough frequency to generally remain on top.
January 29, 2018
Writer/director Gary Sinyor spent over a decade developing this unsettling thriller, which overcomes the odd plot blip to provide some poignant insights into the psychological consequences of grief.
December 20, 2017
Like a lot of paranoid suspense films, The Unseen works best when its menace is indeed unseen.
December 18, 2017
Gary Sinyor's film has a basic but effective way of jangling its viewers' nerves at selected moments. One thing the visual trickery can't blot out, though, is the plot's unhelpful daftness.
December 17, 2017
The film lurches into conventional horror-thriller territory as it progresses, though there are interesting moments ...
December 17, 2017
A drama of upper-middle-class menace that can't quite bring itself to be a full-on slasher movie, this has a few too many clichés but offers some creepiness and decent performances.
December 15, 2017
What The Unseen lacks is Roeg's economy... The performances are all good though, and the sterile modernity of both the Shields' and Paul's respective domiciles suits these peculiarly alienated people who, unseen, haunt each other's homes.
December 15, 2017
Sinyor's film is turgid, flabby and - despite some committed performances and great ideas - toothless, with neither tension nor bite.
December 15, 2017
A sincere effort but it all feels entirely predictable and underwhelming.
December 15, 2017
A portrait of grief and guilt that's only mildly engaging, until it morphs into a wannabe psychological thriller and turns limp, laughable, and just plain icky.
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