Secret Window Reviews

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December 15, 2017
Actually, there isn't much of a movie here at all. But there is always Depp... By far the director David Koepp's best decision was to indulge in a riveted idolatry of his star.
December 28, 2010
It all feels recycled and re-recycled.
May 4, 2005
Depp's ... wonderfully frazzled portrait of seething resentment almost makes this minor thriller seem fresh.
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.
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.
April 1, 2004
Mr. Depp demonstrates once again that he never disappoints as an actor, even in something as fraudulent as Secret Window.
March 21, 2004
The story is so basic that it makes a fine template for an exercise in style, and Koepp layers on the details with great relish.
March 18, 2004
Has no story, no ending and no redeeming value.
March 18, 2004
Naturally, the less said about the spooks themselves, the better.
March 16, 2004
Ridiculously overwrought.
March 16, 2004
[A] fairly mundane thriller.
March 16, 2004
Not the stuff strong thrillers are made of, but Panic Room screenwriter David Koepp knows how to ratchet up the tension and spring as many giddy jump cuts on the audience as they can stand.
March 16, 2004
The plot certainly has possibilities, but far too many of them are botched by writer-director David Koepp, who's a better writer than director.
March 16, 2004
Adapted from a Stephen King novella, the film lurches tiredly through the author's favorite masochistic-narcissistic fantasy, subjecting a woebegone writer to a gauntlet of abuse.
March 15, 2004
[I]t's so refreshing to see a thriller that doesn't compromise itself with a pat Hollywood ending.
March 12, 2004
Despite Koepp's control of suspense and Depp's fully fleshed, if fragmented, hero, this Window ultimately feels like one most of us have climbed through before.
March 12, 2004
[Koepp's] up against an insurmountable problem -- lifeless source material.
March 12, 2004
[Depp] turns Secret Window into a pleasantly show-offy showcase for his own charisma.
March 12, 2004
An eerie, playful thriller and an all-around entertaining time at the movies.
March 12, 2004
All the corn pone in Mississippi can't make this go down like anything but year-old grits.
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