Gothika Reviews

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December 18, 2017
The most interesting thing about this clunky, foolish horror flick -- in which everybody but the audience is constantly caught off-guard -- is Berry's scrappy wig.
April 15, 2004
The jumpy twists are terrifying enough; the loony asylum is a Gothic masterpiece; but the continuity is sloppy
April 6, 2004
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.
November 22, 2003
More of a women's-prison movie than a supernatural thriller, and not a very good one at that.
November 21, 2003
Scriptwriter Sebastian Gutierrez and French director Mathieu (Hate) Kassovitz ... treat this movie with all the subtlety of a Judas Priest music video.
November 21, 2003
Propelled by too many whoppers to create a believable, and therefore legitimately terrifying, universe.
November 21, 2003
It's a film about the mind that is totally bone-headed, frequently making serious lapses of logic.
November 21, 2003
A movie that invariably chooses style over substance and logic.
November 21, 2003
Constantly bouncing from derivative to ridiculous and back to derivative again, Gothika will be tolerable for undiscriminating horror fans but should be shunned by everybody else.
November 21, 2003
Movies like this need to be locked up, and the keys that accomplish that need to be firmly thrown away.
November 21, 2003
The film has suspense and enough well-done jolts to satisfy the folks who go to movies for those sorts of things, but the more the story wades into the supernatural, the sillier it gets.
November 21, 2003
Exercise in mediocrity.
November 21, 2003
It's sure, scary stuff, and fans of heart palpitations will likely find themselves pleased.
November 21, 2003
A desperate frenzy of cheap thrills.
November 21, 2003
Kassovitz ... seems totally oblivious to how silly this all gets.
November 21, 2003
In trash as in art there is no accounting for taste, and reader, I cherished this movie in all of its lurid glory.
November 21, 2003
Stumbles in so many spots that it's even difficult to champion a claim for Berry being the best thing about it.
November 21, 2003
No scene goes underplayed, no performance (save one, from Robert Downey Jr.) lacks volume, no horror cliche is forgotten.
November 21, 2003
The movie begins reasonably enough, but the longer it goes on, the more deficiencies in the writing begin to show.
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