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: 71% 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.

Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

Crimson Peak is an effort to make a throwback movie with modern effects and modern sex scenes, but it can't contend with the modern gaze with which we're looking at it.

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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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Rain Jokinen

Crimson Peak wants to be a lot of things, and it doesn't succeed at all of them. But when it does succeed it is so bewitching that its faults can be excused.

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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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Alistair Ryder
Film Inquiry

Even though it has visual beauty that makes it required viewing on the big screen, I can't endorse Crimson Peak or claim it is anything more significant than a disappointment.

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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.

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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Paul Whitington
Irish Independent

Crimson Peak is a lot of fun for the most part, knowingly camp and nicely photographed, but the CGI effects become too dominant late on, as Mr del Toro lashes on the guignol.

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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
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Cory Taylor
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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