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Secret Window Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
It all feels recycled and re-recycled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Johnny Depp is the saving grace of a sub-par, often boring mystery film with a spirited performance.
Rob Gonsalves
September 23, 2007
Once again, Depp slouches into a piece of mainstream entertainment and takes every opportunity to amuse himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
October 11, 2006
This is, in short, a mystery story that has very little actual mystery.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Depp's ... wonderfully frazzled portrait of seething resentment almost makes this minor thriller seem fresh.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005 enjoyable little genre picture -- tense and stylish and full of Johnny Depp.
| Original Score: B
Martin Scribbs
Mixed Reviews
August 6, 2004
Another lousy movie adapted from Stephen King's writing; another slander against the mentally ill; another energetic Depp performance in a losing cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
July 16, 2004
Wait-for-video more than straight-to-video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 25, 2004
A solid-but-imperfect thriller.
| Original Score: B
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
May 20, 2004
...much of Secret Window will seem old hat to anyone who knows what "redrum" means.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
May 14, 2004
Anyone with a passing knowledge of King's jam-packed oeuvre and its spotty movie translations will be fidgeting in their seats from the get-go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nev Pierce
May 1, 2004
Even Johnny Depp in quirk-overdrive can't save it, his slyly insincere performance eventually irritating as much as the sincerely stupid movie he's stuck in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 15, 2004
Torna-se não apenas um suspense eficiente, mas também um curioso estudo de personagens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kim Linekin
April 9, 2004
Good thing the people serving this utilitarian story have the wit to dress it up a little and make it dance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
April 1, 2004
A mystery whose secret is obvious from the beginning and a thriller without any genuine thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 1, 2004
Mr. Depp demonstrates once again that he never disappoints as an actor, even in something as fraudulent as Secret Window.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
March 28, 2004
Writer-Director Koepp well understood the best qualities of the story and held back the almost demeaning payoff as long as he could.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
March 24, 2004
At a loss for what to do while I was sitting there, I wondered why Depp would agree to play the role in a hairdo inspired by Carrot Top.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
March 24, 2004
Bottom line, it's extremely predictable, even if you didn't read the original novella.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 22, 2004
Strange and a little awkward, "Secret Window" nonetheless is worth a look.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
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