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: August 10, 2001
DVD Release Date: May 14, 2002
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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.

James Berardinelli

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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Lucero Solórzano

A film where Amenábar manages to exploit the argument of a mother upset by the suffering of his two children with totally unexpected elements. [Full review in Spanish]

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David Edelstein

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

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Mr. Serling would be pleased.

Sean Axmaker

... a handsome, elegant film that favors mystery and shadow and the hushed fear of what's behind that locked door over violent spectacle.

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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 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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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Its retro editing and camerawork, as well as its spooky-good, classical frights and twists provide for a hauntingly stunning story. The Others displays a… More
Film Crazy
I have always thoroughly enjoyed this uniquely suspenseful horror! Original and spectacular performance from kidman . This is what a paranormal\ spooky movie… More
Kevin M. Williams
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.