Crimson Peak

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Crimson Peak offers an engaging -- albeit somewhat slight -- diversion driven by a delightfully creepy atmosphere and director Guillermo del Toro's brilliant knack for unforgettable visuals.

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After marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young Edith (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself swept away to his remote gothic mansion in the English hills. Also living there is Lady Lucille, Thomas' alluring sister and protector of her family's dark secrets. Able to communicate with the dead, Edith tries to decipher the mystery behind the ghostly visions that haunt her new home. As she comes closer to the truth, Edith may learn that true monsters are made of flesh and blood.

Cast & Crew

Mia Wasikowska
Edith Cushing
Jessica Chastain
Lucille Sharpe
Tom Hiddleston
Thomas Sharpe
Charlie Hunnam
Dr. Alan McMichael
Jim Beaver
Carter Cushing
Leslie Hope
Mrs. McMichael
Doug Jones
Edith's Mother, Lady Sharpe
Bruce Gray
William Ferguson
Matthew Robbins
Screenwriter
Jillian Share
Executive Producer
Dan Laustsen
Cinematographer
Bernat Vilaplana
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Critic Reviews for Crimson Peak

All Critics (276) | Top Critics (42) | Fresh (200) | Rotten (76)

  • Crimson Peak is an effort to make a throwback movie with modern effects and modern sex scenes, but it can't contend with the modern gaze with which we're looking at it.

    November 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Del Toro builds a tight plot but never develops it; his frames are overdecorated with macabre clutter and smothered in shadow, but the atmosphere of dread never reaches ecstatic excesses.

    October 26, 2015 | Full Review…
  • All the carefully orchestrated color schemes and all the dark corridors and secret chambers and all the flowing red metaphors in the world can't accelerate the slow patches, or make us care about lead characters.

    October 22, 2015 | Rating: 2/4
  • The real wonder is the sumptuous production design by Thomas E. Sanders, whose darkly colorful sets were inspired by Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.

    October 22, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Del Toro just goes for effect, and the effect he seems to be going for here is something like, "Ew, Guillermo, that's really gross."

    October 21, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • A period drama that doesn't rely on heaving bosoms to register passion.

    October 18, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Crimson Peak

  • Jul 10, 2017
    Disappointing Victorian horror film with too many CGI ghosts and a lack of actual spooky atmosphere. The cast is hardly to blame but the script takes a while to take off and offers no real major surprises. While the horror house looks great, all other set pieces and landscapes fail to create depth or atmosphere. Unfortunately even the solution doesn't turn it all around. The finale is little more than a knife fight. Considering the talent involved you had to expect a lot more.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 22, 2017
    A visually creative and thematically resonant thriller with the clever veneer of a ghost story.
    Isaac H Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2016
    Has its faults, but pretty good horror/thriller. A few things didn't pay out which I thought would,and less ghostly than I expected, but the explanation was still pretty twisted and dark. An excessive amount of knives and stabbing though.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 02, 2016
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