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A brilliant and respected criminal psychologist, Dr. Miranda Grey is an expert at knowing what is rational. What is logical. What is sane. Under the direction of her husband, the chief administrator of the psychiatric ward at the Woodward Penitentiary for Women, Miranda treats dangerously disturbed patients like Chloe, an intensely charismatic murderess whose confessions of satanic torture are dismissed by the judicious doctor as the psychotic meanderings of a paranoid mind. But Miranda's comfortable marriage and stable life are thrust into terrifying jeopardy after a cryptic encounter… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A mystery wrapped in an enigma -- an enigma that isn't nearly as clever as the screenwriter seems to think it is."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Propelled by too many whoppers to create a believable, and therefore legitimately terrifying, universe."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Berry struggles to retain some shards of dignity as she dutifully plods through the contrivances of Gothika."
‑ Joe Leydon, The Moving Picture Show
"This shoddy B horror movie doesn't deserve a national theatrical run, much less the capable talent assigned to it."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"An ceaseless stream of Fake Scares, Dream Sequences, and Shrieking Halles."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Monsters At Play
"More of a women's-prison movie than a supernatural thriller, and not a very good one at that."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"It's a film about the mind that is totally bone-headed, frequently making serious lapses of logic."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"The same story was told much more skillfully-and with a lot more scares-three years back, when it was called What Lies Beneath."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"The burning question I'm still asking myself: What does Gothika mean? Now that I think of it: I could care less."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Berry's grating screams might send you to looney land too."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Scriptwriter Sebastian Gutierrez and French director Mathieu (Hate) Kassovitz ... treat this movie with all the subtlety of a Judas Priest music video."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A movie that invariably chooses style over substance and logic."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Grisly, disturbing, extremely violent horror film."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Succeeds in making every plot twist more unbelievable and irrational than the last."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Gothika est donc un autre film d'horreur qui semble sortir tout droit d'un programme créant des scénarios. Heureusement que l'on peut en rire."
‑ Louis-Jérôme Cloutier, Panorama
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