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Reviews: Crimson Peak (2015)

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  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: dopo Hellboy II e Il labirinto del fauno, il suo cinema sembra essersi inesorabilmente ripiegato su se stesso: anni buttati nell’adattamento di un inutile Lo Hobbit, il kaiju d’accatto Pacific Rim ed ora quest’altro passo falso. Se tre indizi fanno una prova… Una delusione.
  • [New – 2/12/16] | Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand
    • Excerpt: This is Gothic romance with notes of horror, bathed in the unreal and magical colors of a giallo and brought to life by Guillermo Del Toro’s beating heart of compassion in the face of evil.
  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Sanders’ production design and Gordon’s art direction take us into the belly of the beast with wood carved Gothic halls reminiscent of a rib cage and a rickety iron elevator that plunges into the bloody bowels of Allerdale Hall.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: Del Toro is one of the great enthusiasts, a director who loves cinema in all its forms, which makes his work a treasure trove for film lovers. In the case of Crimson Peak, he seems so eager to show off all the beautiful, crazy images he has in store that he cuts off pretty much every scene and emotional beat a few seconds too early.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Crimson Peak is worth a significant deal of admiration, even if that is primarily on its technical merits.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Crimson Peak’ is Guillermo del Toro’s stunning gothic horror romance that uses a deadly mystery to draw audiences into the Victorian ghost story.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Sinister and supernatural – with stunning sets, sumptuous costumes and stylish cinematography…
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Roderick Heath @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: Just as he looked to the schisms of Spanish history to ground his dark fantasias in a real-life sense of angst and unhealed wounds, here Del Toro takes New and Old Worlds as a similar line of division and angst.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Just watch as the fashion, music and mood gorgeously feast on a feeble script. Crimson Peak is all beauty, no brains.
  • Courtney Howard @ ReelVixen.com
    • Excerpt: Del Toro spins a good gothic yarn until the second act when, thanks to predictable twists, that sweater he’s been knitting quickly unravels.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: A deliciously creepy haunted-house story. Oozes eldritch atmosphere yet plays with our genre expectations in ways that make it as funny as it is scary.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: If del Toro wrote Crimson Peak’s story as strong as he directed the art, set, and costumes, then Crimson Peak would be a force to be reckoned with.
  • Steve Katz @ The Alpha Primitive
    • Excerpt: And much like the once stately manor at its core, Crimson Peak can do nothing but sink into the ground slowly and inexorably.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Appreciably R-rated but more sophisticated than gory, the film is gloriously overripe by design and, unsurprisingly, a feast for the eyes that it makes one wish they made horror movies like used to in this old-school vein.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Daniel Lackey @ Cinema Axis
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: “Crimson Peak” is a movie that you fall into, more like an experience than a simple film. You luxuriate in the setting, part gritty and real, part dreamy fantasy; get caught up in the mystery and duplicity; and feel the pains and passions deeply.
  • Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews
    • Excerpt: The red of the clay underneath this English estate bubbling and seeping through its cracks like the blood pooling around this first victim’s lifeless body. It’s about finding the truth buried beneath the sediment of time, nightmarishly violent revelations no longer willing to remain quietly forgotten.
  • Frank Ochieng @ The Movie Database (TMDB)
    • Excerpt: The feasting of the eyes comes to mind when realizing the polished opulence of writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic supernatural production Crimson Peak. Undeniably luscious and wonderfully bizarre,..
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: The most frightening thing in Crimson Peak is not a ghostly apparition or graphic bloody violence, but the majestic centerpiece of a set: a dilapidated mansion estate in rural England that also serves as a clay mining facility.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Comic Book Resources
    • Excerpt: For those asking for something original and daring, your prayers have been answered: “Crimson Peak” is one of the most original and exhilarating horror films of the last decade.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: “Crimson Peak” isn’t an awful movie; it just isn’t a very good one either. Come back Guillermo del Toro. We need you.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A haunted mansion that from moment to moment is pretty to look at but turns out to be utterly empty inside.
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • David Upton @ Front Row Reviews
    • Excerpt: Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house story is a luridly vivid story which takes no prisoners in its delightful embrace of genre tropes.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: If nothing else, Crimson Peak accomplishes what the director’s underwhelming Pacific Rim never managed: successfully obscuring the wobbly bits of a guilty pleasure through the potency of evocative images and nail-biting thrills.
Updated: February 12, 2016 — 7:43 pm
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