Secret Window
Secret Window (2004)

From writer/director David Koepp (Stir of Echoes) comes this filmed adaptation of Stephen King's novella Secret Window, Secret Garden, one of four stories in the collection Four Past Midnight. Johnny Depp stars as Mort Rainey, a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 12, 2004
DVD Release Date: June 22, 2004
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Depp is quirkily entertaining, but the movie runs out of steam by the end.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Mr. Depp demonstrates once again that he never disappoints as an actor, even in something as fraudulent as Secret Window.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The plot certainly has possibilities, but far too many of them are botched by writer-director David Koepp, who's a better writer than director.

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Antonia Quirke
London Evening Standard

Actually, there isn't much of a movie here at all. But there is always Depp... By far the director David Koepp's best decision was to indulge in a riveted idolatry of his star.

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Stephanie Zacharek

The story is so basic that it makes a fine template for an exercise in style, and Koepp layers on the details with great relish.

Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Adapted from a Stephen King novella, the film lurches tiredly through the author's favorite masochistic-narcissistic fantasy, subjecting a woebegone writer to a gauntlet of abuse.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

It all feels recycled and re-recycled.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Has no story, no ending and no redeeming value.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[I]t's so refreshing to see a thriller that doesn't compromise itself with a pat Hollywood ending.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Johnny Depp is the saving grace of a sub-par, often boring mystery film with a spirited performance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
Based on a short story of Stephen King's, this is a mind twister of a film with the kind of performance that Johnny Depp can pull off. Watching this now,… More
Jason Calvin
Johnny Depp's portrayal of Mort Rainey and his descent into madness is outstanding. It's almost enough to climb out of the plot holes. In fact, he… More
Chris Weber
Based on a novella by Stephen King, this is a fun little story about a writer (big surprise) named Mort Rainey who, while trying to work at his secluded… More
Alex roy
Secret Window is a very interesting Horror Thriller. Starring Johnny Depp, the film is about a writer who gets accused of plagiarism by a strange man, whom he… More
Bethany Murphy
Unexpected twists and turns. Johnny Depp is fantatsic!
♥Robyn M♥
This movie is based on a Stephen King novel and stars Johnny Depp (a fave actor of mine) and John Turturro. if you're a writer or a would be writer, this… More