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Gothika Reviews

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February 9, 2004
...Berry runs around the prison hysterically in t-shirt and jeans, vainly searching for a way to bust out of this movie.
January 30, 2004
This is guilty pleasure moviemaking that expects the audience to laugh at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2004
Gothika is a stylish, creepy, and well-acted psychological thriller/ghost story. It also has plot holes big enough to drive a truck through...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
December 31, 2003
One and one are not necessarily always two, and mixing the occult with a psychiatric thriller may end up, inadvertently, as comedy.
December 19, 2003
Schlock cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 2, 2003
Deserves credit for embracing the ghost story genre so whole-heartedly, but as any ten-year-old girl can tell you, there's nothing original here to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 1, 2003
You might intuit here the beginnings of a political argument, having to do with gender politics or institutional abuses. But the movie doesn't stretch so far.
December 1, 2003
An empty-headed mess that devolves [even further] into another rote and ludicrous serial killer thriller. A movie whose head is full of thoughts of other, much better films.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 1, 2003
...Gothika" is scary as hell.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
November 30, 2003
Muddled and stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
November 30, 2003
...the whole thing just feels like a sleazy attempt to cash in on The Ring's success.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 29, 2003
Rent it when it comes out on video or take in a bargain matinee.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 29, 2003
In the end, the more lurid the explanations are, the more ludicrous they are, too. It's silly stuff, but I suppose it's fine as far as it goes.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 28, 2003
It took four years, but finally Dark Castle has made something that's genuinely scary.
November 28, 2003
The sincerity Halle Berry brings to the part aids the movie in gliding over some of the more hard-to-swallow moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 26, 2003
I can't in all good conscience call it a good movie, but neither can I say I didn't enjoy the amalgamation of inaninity that comprises it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 26, 2003
A mystery wrapped in an enigma -- an enigma that isn't nearly as clever as the screenwriter seems to think it is.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 25, 2003
Great acting, stylish cinematography, nifty scares; too bad the story makes absolutely no sense, leaving an unprecedented amount of "but wait, how did.." questions unanswered.
| Original Score: C
November 25, 2003
A chuckleheaded mess from start to finish.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 25, 2003
Miranda's patients may indeed be not guilty by reason of insanity, but Gothika is clearly guilty by reason of stupidity.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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