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On the secluded Isle of Jersey in the final days of World War II, a young woman waits in vain for her beloved husband to return from the front. Grace has been raising her two young children alone in her beautiful, cavernous Victorian mansion, the one place she believes them to be safe. But they are not safe. Not anymore. When a new trio of servants arrives to replace the crew that inexplicably disappeared, startling events begin to unfold. Grace's daughter reveals she has been communicating with unexplained apparitions that come and go in every room of the house. At first, Grace refuses to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A welcome change of pace from most contemporary scary stories, where the shocks come with all the subtlety of flashers jumping out of park bushes."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"It's atmospheric, stylish, and spooky. The plot is well thought-out and its secrets and mysteries are unveiled slowly. Unfortunately, it is also cold, distancing, and moves at a glacial pace."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It's obvious that Amenábar is trying to subtly build layers of ghostly tension, but man, till it nears the climax, this movie crawls."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Nicole Kidman's brilliant turn dominates this sumptuously made supernatural thriller, which sustains creepy tension without relying on gory violence or special effects."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A must see - or should that be scream?"
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"I saw the ending a mile away and couldn't have jumped higher."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Mr. Serling would be pleased."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Good but creepy; may be too intense for some."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The Others, like its popular predecessors The Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects, keeps us (here, literally) in the dark for the entire movie and then, just before everyone packs up to leave, throws a shocking curve our way making us rethink everything we"
‑ Jordan Hiller,
"in this elegantly crafted, chillingly effective tale, [everything] is significant. Nothing in the writing or directing is left to chance."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"A tantalizing spine-tingler."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Bumpy at first, with a few too many clichés and an awful lot of doors opening and closing. But by its final image -- a beautifully fading portrait through a window -- I was swept in."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"The Others is a modern horror film with an old-fashioned touch, relying on suggestion and suspense to generate fear."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"The ending is rather predictable, but the rest of the film is very skillfully wrought, with excellent performances by adults and children alike."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"For every dozen slasher films, there is one genuinely innovative and hair-raising horror film that dares to take chances and force you to rely on your imagination"
‑ Brian Mckay,
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