Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak (2015)

When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 16, 2015
DVD Release Date: February 9, 2016
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Crimson Peak offers an engaging -- albeit somewhat slight -- diversion driven by a delightfully creepy atmosphere and director Guillermo del Toro's brilliant knack for unforgettable visuals.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

Del Toro builds a tight plot but never develops it; his frames are overdecorated with macabre clutter and smothered in shadow, but the atmosphere of dread never reaches ecstatic excesses.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Del Toro just goes for effect, and the effect he seems to be going for here is something like, "Ew, Guillermo, that's really gross."

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J. Olson

In someone else's hands, "Crimson Peak" might have come off as a costume drama shot out of a cannon, but del Toro's is, crucially, a costume drama shot by a cannon.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

All the carefully orchestrated color schemes and all the dark corridors and secret chambers and all the flowing red metaphors in the world can't accelerate the slow patches, or make us care about lead characters.

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Jason Gorber
Globe and Mail

Guillermo del Toro's latest dive into the darkness is a sumptuous, beautifully constructed tale that feels both archaic and inviting.

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James Mottram
South China Morning Post

For all its feeling of a throwaway penny dreadful, Crimson Peak looks gorgeous ... Still, it's the film's smaller moments that set the mind racing.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The real wonder is the sumptuous production design by Thomas E. Sanders, whose darkly colorful sets were inspired by Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Guillermo del Toro doesn't merely direct movies. He paints them, dreams them, shapes them into private fantasies. Too much? Of course. But that's part of the fun.

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Marija Loncarevic

There's a sexuality and passion - inspired by the gothic romance genre of the 1940s Hollywood - bubbling beneath the stunning surface of Crimson Peak, but it never really finds its way into proceedings in an affective way.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Goth horror, baby, and how. Del Toro finally earns his rep. A great cast. Production out the wazoo. Lush and evocative, standing squarely alongside of The… More
Mark Hobin
The production is meticulously detailed, employing a veritable smorgasbord of gleefully elaborate costumes, lush set design and a strings-infused score by… More
Cory Taylor
After a red-tinted Universal logo, Guillermo del Toro already telegraphs Edith Cushing's (Mia Wasikowska) bruised survival with a flash-forward to the… More
KJ Proulx
Style over substance in every sense of the word, Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak" is a beautifully shot film with amazing atmosphere, but that… More
Carlos Magalh„es
What is most splendid in this Gothic tale is its sumptuous production design, costumes and Technicolor-like cinematography - all of which should be awarded a… More
Dann Michalski
From Guillermo del Toro comes the fantasy horror film Crimson Peak. Mia Wasikowska stars as an aspiring young writer who marries an enterprising English… More