The Others (2001) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

The Others (2001) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  2001
  • Genre:  Ghost & Spirit, Haunted House
  • Cast and crew: Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Alakina Mann, James Bentley, Eric Sykes, Elaine Cassidy, Renée Asherson, Gordon Reid, Keith Allen, Michelle Fairley, Alexander Vince, Ricardo López, Aldo Grilo
  • Director:  Alejandro Amenábar
  • Screenwriter:  Alejandro Amenábar

The Others (2001) Rating:

  • Dylan = 9 / 10;
  • Eloise = 8 / 10;
  • Raoul = 9.5 / 10;
  • Simina = 8.5 / 10;
  • IMDb = 7.6 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 8.3 / 10;

The Others (2001) Synopsis:

Shortly after the Second World War, a woman and her two photosensitive children move into a new mansion. Quickly, everyone becomes obsessed with the idea that the house is haunted.

The Others (2001) Review:

The Others is a ghost/haunted house horror film featuring, amongst others, Nicole Kidman. The film is quite a big production but one for which the money has been put to good use.

The film starts as a rather classic haunted house film, with noises, an object moving and unknown people running around. The atmosphere quickly becomes very oppressive and chilling. Young director Amenábar (Chile) did a great job at combining suggestive horror and jumpy moments to make the film truly scary, one of the very few movies that still manages to scare me actually.

As the film unrolls, some scenes give hint that something is not right in that family, especially about the mother, brilliantly played by Nicole Kidman who, after that film, easily deserves the palm of “best actress to play a freak mum”. The second half is really suspenseful and greatly keeps the spectator on edge until the very end, a truly unforgettable moment of horror that stirs all the movie up and leaves you to want to watch it again immediately. The Others is a clever masterpiece of horror and one of the most powerful ghost films ever made. For me, it stands for me alongside The Innoncents (1961) and The Shining (1980) in my Top 3 of the ghost genre.

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