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Rated: PG-13

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Eric Sykes, Elaine Cassidy 

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar 

Produced by: Jose Luis Cuerda, Fernando Bovaira, Sunmin Park 

Written by: Alejandro Amenábar 

Distributor: Miramax Films

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     It was really weird how my opinion dramatically changed on The Others overnight. All of a sudden, after watching it a second time I understood where all the other critics were coming from, I noticed the sentimental value of the film. Going into watching this for the second time I thought it would be torture all over again. The Others actually raised my self esteem. Maybe it was just the relaxing feeling of watching it in my own home, or maybe it was the warmness of the movie. I actually began to be frightened by The Others and better understood the characters; it was a complete turnaround.


     I really like how director Alejandro Amenábar posed the shots and camera angles. The places he spotted the lenses view were very unique and idealized. They brought an interesting vision to the great screenplay in this movie. The way everyone on the crew and cast envisioned the different scenes, as well as the changes was flat out amazing, it impressed me beyond words.


     Nicole Kidman put on her best performance here, it was the greatest fit for her, even better than Eyes Wide Shut. The way she made herself so believable in the role was incredible. She acted so snapped, so berserk, it's exactly what they needed. She acted so fabulously paranoid that it was purely divine. I still can't believe how wonderful she was!


      Now I did sense flaws in this movie, don't get me wrong. One, the camera did not show the living people, but the girl could see them? What kind of way of thinking is that. The real people can see the ghosts but only one ghost can see the real people. This is just straight up pulling peoples legs, and on top of that it confuses people for no reason. This was the greatest flaw in the film.


     There are two noticeably great things in the plot in this picture. The intelligent twist to the end and the interesting occasions in the dialogue. This was really a well thought out script. If you didn't like this movie the first time, try it again; you might just have the same feeling as me. In revision, The Others is a first-rate, creepy thriller.


-Danny, Bucket Reviews


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