The Others
The Others (2001)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 14, 2002
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83%
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User Score
77%



Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Others is a spooky thriller that reminds us that a movie doesn't need expensive special effects to be creepy.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

It's obvious that Amenábar is trying to subtly build layers of ghostly tension, but man, till it nears the climax, this movie crawls.

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David Edelstein
Slate

I saw the ending a mile away and couldn't have jumped higher.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Mr. Serling would be pleased.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Good but creepy; may be too intense for some.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A tantalizing spine-tingler.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

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Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter

The Others is a modern horror film with an old-fashioned touch, relying on suggestion and suspense to generate fear.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
Steeped in mood and ominous forebodings here is horror of the old school. Without humongous kitchen knives or weird masked killers or buckets of gory… More
Eric Alvarez
Great mystery/suspense film that will keep you guessing throughout. What I liked about this film is that no special effects or graphic killing scenes are needed… More
Chris Weber
This stylish, gothic, period ghost story marked the first English-language film for director (and writer, and composer) Alejandro Amenabar. Set on an isolated… More
Graham Willis
A movie that proves that you don't need to use violence to be shit-your-pants scary. Much better than all this torture porn nonsense.
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I have always thoroughly enjoyed this uniquely suspenseful horror! Original and spectacular performance from kidman . This is what a paranormal\ spooky movie… More
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] It's very possible that hardcore horror fans might find the entirely but… More

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