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Gothika Reviews

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Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show
July 19, 2014
Berry struggles to retain some shards of dignity as she dutifully plods through the contrivances of Gothika.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 9, 2014
The same story was told much more skillfully-and with a lot more scares-three years back, when it was called What Lies Beneath.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Grisly, disturbing, extremely violent horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
May 14, 2009
This shoddy B horror movie doesn't deserve a national theatrical run, much less the capable talent assigned to it.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
The burning question I'm still asking myself: What does Gothika mean? Now that I think of it: I could care less.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
Succeeds in making every plot twist more unbelievable and irrational than the last.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Scott Weinberg
Monsters At Play
November 28, 2004
An ceaseless stream of Fake Scares, Dream Sequences, and Shrieking Halles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Berry's grating screams might send you to looney land too.
| Original Score: C
October 12, 2004
Gothika est donc un autre film d'horreur qui semble sortir tout droit d'un programme créant des scénarios. Heureusement que l'on peut en rire.
| Original Score: D+
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 20, 2004
... the 80-minute setup for the shock has nothing to do with engaging the deep-seated fears and emotions that really plague us all, at some level, every day.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Joe Utichi
July 20, 2004
A tense storyline and a well-realised performance from Berry make Gothika a nice addition, but there's nothing that stands-out to make it anything more.
| Original Score: 60/100
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 26, 2004
Halle is always great to watch and this is a well-written horror story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 26, 2004
Lights flashing on and off are not scary. Overweight cops with sexual problems are not scary. Both together? Not scary. Or even mildly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
April 23, 2004
The only mystery worth trying to figure out here is how so much talent signed up for so ridiculous a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
April 15, 2004
The jumpy twists are terrifying enough; the loony asylum is a Gothic masterpiece; but the continuity is sloppy
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 9, 2004
Gothika first seems like a sharp psychological thriller, but it quickly turns into a campy, supernatural ghost story,
| Original Score: C
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
April 7, 2004
I would like to call out a moratorium on the use of young, wet girls looking through the tops of their eyes with hair in their face, as ghouls. What is up with this trend?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 17, 2004
Director Kassovitz piles on atmosphere and effects, borrows plot points from other, better films, and hopes for the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 9, 2004
...prone to loud noises, loud music, and red herrings for its scare tactics. Before we know it, cheap thrills substitute for serious plot development.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 4, 2004
Se alguém chega por trás de você e o assusta com um grito, você parabeniza a pessoa por sua inteligência e senso artístico? Se 'sim', ótimo: considere este filme um clássico.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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