(2001)

Critic Reviews

74

Metascore

Based on 29 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
Only some bumpy, arid passages in the script keep The Others out of the master class occupied by the likes of "The Sixth Sense" and, my favorite, 1961's "The Innocents."
90
Salon
An elegantly crafted entertainment, balanced between the psychological and the supernatural, that gets extra credit for not relying on computer effects.
90
Village Voice
This is one scary movie, not because we see ghosts or monsters, but because Kidman makes us feel her fear as our own.
89
A spare, discomfiting score and uniformly excellent performances, and you have a quiet little masterpiece of dark and chilling beauty.
88
Miami Herald
A fiendishly subtle horror movie, a goosebump-inducing exercise in suspense that uses your own imagination to scare you silly.
80
Slate
A minor-key ghost story with major jolts.
80
New Times (L.A.)
If you like being scared, you should have fun. Bring a date to hold hands with.
63
Chicago Sun-Times
In drawing out his effects, Amenabar is a little too confident that style can substitute for substance. As our suspense was supposed to be building, our impatience was outstripping it.
63
Boston Globe
Has everything you want in a supernatural thriller except thrills.
60
L.A. Weekly
Isn't much more than a proficient gothic mystery with a final twist that offers a satisfying little frisson before you start counting how many times it's been used before.

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