A group of longtime friends converge on a fatal course with destiny when they cross paths with Alexander Tatum, a mercenary surgeon. He is a hunter with the keen skill of one who has also ... See full summary »
In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.
Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in the midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. From the time she arrives, there are mysterious occurrences and there is a constant drip from the ceiling in the only bedroom. There are also noises coming from the apartment directly above hers, though it would appear to be vacant. Is the apartment haunted or is there a simpler explanation?Written by
The second time Dhalia and Kyle are arguing over custody of Ceci, Dhalia shows Kyle a clipping that describes how good the school is that Dhalia lives by, but she is holding it with her right hand. The next shot Kyle takes it from her left hand, her right hand is at her side with no indication she switched hands. See more »
Unrated version adds one scene (dream sequence) but removes the dream/reality scene (where Dahlia dreams that her daughter returns from her father) and the scene where Ceci calls Dahlia. In the end the unrated version runs ca 1 minute shorter. See more »
Greetings again from the darkness. Nothing leaves a film-goer feeling less satisfied than a non-thrilling thriller. Based on a novel by Koji Suzuki ("The Ring"), director Walter Salles ("High Art") hands us a flat, uninspired, at times boring rendition of the traditional Hollywood genre.
Despite a nice cast and excellent performances by Jennifer Connelly (looking unhealthily thin), John C. Riley, Tim Roth and especially Pete Postlehwaite, this movie provides only a couple of decent moments. The "good" moments are furnished by Perla Haney-Jardine ("Kill Bill" fans will recognize her as B.B. Kiddo) but there are not enough to save the film. The dark water is of course a major player and the convoluted attempts to mislead the viewer are weak and ineffective.
This is just not a very good film and certainly not much of a thriller.
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