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Crimson Peak 2015

  • Guillermo del Toro
  • October 16, 2015
  • 119 mins
  • English
  • Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Horror, Drama
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers.


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Visually stunning, good acting, editing, but abysmal story. Would not watch if I could have my 90 min back. I do not recommend anyone to watch this.

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Disappointing. It gets a bad rating automatically when a dog dies.

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All the hallmarks of a Del Toro film are here and this should be a home-run for the filmmaker. The production design is stunning, the casting is spot-on and there is an extended set-up in America that is intriguing. However, once the film moves to England, this often feels like Del Toro is repeating himself, notwithstanding the many references to other gothic films. Whilst the mystery surrounding the central characters is fairly easy to work out to anyone paying attention, what is ultimately more disappointing is that Del Toro has also chosen to repeat themes and ideas from his own body of work, most notably the far better Devil's Backbone, and despite the best efforts of the cast, the predictable nature of the plot make it difficult to invest emotionally in the characters. There is also a less tangible feel to the effects here that detract from film. Not terrible by any means, but a disappointment.

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