Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak

Mia Wasikowska stars in this horror from Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) as a young author in 19th century rural England, who grows increasingly suspicious that her charming new husband (Tom Hiddleston) is not who he appears to be. 

2015Rating: R16, Graphic violence, horror, sex scenes and offensive language119 minsUSA
Horror
90%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

Guillermo del Toro has been involved with a bunch of ghost mysteries now, and you’re probably as familiar with the formula as I – spooky apparitions gradually reveal themselves to the film’s lead, who goes on to uncover a historical injustice and exact some form of revenge. Thankfully, there’s more to his Gothic outing Crimson Peak than this over-familiar structure, helped in part by Mia Wasikowska’s character never having a doubting Thomas attitude to the paranormal to overcome.

3.0
0

Visual only

I like the blood style, honestly. Others are frivilous.

3.0
0

I had to go and see this because "Loki" was headlining. The period setting and costumes were just beautiful and breathtaking. About the time of their arrival at the mansion that is when I was seeking an answer to the mystery surrounding the brother/sister and the appearances of people long gone, It dragged a bit but DeLToro did well to keep the flow of...

2.0
0

Such a beauty

It wasn't the ghosts that left me impressed, it was the settings and the magnificent costumes. These had been thinking about this movie for a long time afterwards. It was the haunted house which intrigued. Every room was a mystery as the house unveiled what was hidden deep within. Jessica Chastain was the shining star here. It wasn't the gruesome horror...

4.0
0

Nothing Great

Beautiful imagery but hardly anything special aside from aesthetic. Plot was bland and predictable and dragged on far too long. It was also marketed as a horror, which is is not. Jessica Chastain's performance was by far the best - everyone else paled in comparison. Overall, it should have been marketed as it was - a gothic romance rather than a horror. The...

2.0
0

More Style than Substance

The story is thin and despite the subject matter there is a dearth of mystery or intrigue. But the three leads have so much presence that they give it plenty of life despite this, especially Chastain as Lucille. The atmosphere created by the beautiful visuals is also unique and make it a worthwhile watch.

3.0
0

Gorgeous sets/costumes/design

This was a beautifully made film. Actual story a little flat but enough to hold your attention, and not too scary - but the standouts for me were the visual aspects - cinematography, sets, and costuming.

3.0
0

Not perfect, but gorgeous enough to make up for its flaws.

The story may be pretty stock-standard for this sort of thing, and too clearly telegraphed, and there is an entire subplot and character which could have been removed. But I still found myself entranced by the visuals and atmosphere. The whole thing is so comically heightened but it comes across more like an exaggerated fairy tale, a moving painting of over...

4.0
0

Great Gothic Horror

I loved this morning, it's a sign of a good horror when you know that something is coming but it still scares the bejesus out of you, and this movie definitely delivered. The soundtrack was perfectly timed and the cinematography was sublime.

4.0
0

Creepy period drama

A visually stunning movie, but as already noted by many others, a very predictable storyline. However, I still thoroughly enjoyed it and thought all the actors were great. Those expecting a horror film may be disappointed, this is definitely more in the realm of a creepy period drama or a gothic romance.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Aflame with color and awash in symbolism, this undeniably ravishing yet ultimately disappointing haunted-house meller is all surface and no substance.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Lacks weight and intensity: a Brontë-esque bauble smeared in twenty-first-century slickness.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Its sombre sincerity and hypnotic, treasure-box beauty make Crimson Peak feel like a film out of time...

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Outrageously sumptuous, gruesomely violent and designed to within an inch of its life.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Certainly unequaled in its field for the beauty of its camerawork, sets, costumes and effects. But it's also conventionally plotted and not surprising or scary at all.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

So preoccupied with being visually stunning it forgets to be scary.

0
Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

Guillermo del Toro has been involved with a bunch of ghost mysteries now, and you’re probably as familiar with the formula as I – spooky apparitions gradually reveal themselves to the film’s lead, who goes on to uncover a historical injustice and exact some form of revenge. Thankfully, there’s more to his Gothic outing Crimson Peak than this over-familiar structure, helped in part by Mia Wasikowska’s character never having a doubting Thomas attitude to the paranormal to overcome.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Aflame with color and awash in symbolism, this undeniably ravishing yet ultimately disappointing haunted-house meller is all surface and no substance.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Lacks weight and intensity: a Brontë-esque bauble smeared in twenty-first-century slickness.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Its sombre sincerity and hypnotic, treasure-box beauty make Crimson Peak feel like a film out of time...

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Outrageously sumptuous, gruesomely violent and designed to within an inch of its life.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Certainly unequaled in its field for the beauty of its camerawork, sets, costumes and effects. But it's also conventionally plotted and not surprising or scary at all.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

So preoccupied with being visually stunning it forgets to be scary.

0

Visual only

I like the blood style, honestly. Others are frivilous.

3.0
0

I had to go and see this because "Loki" was headlining. The period setting and costumes were just beautiful and breathtaking. About the time of their arrival at the mansion that is when I was seeking an answer to the mystery surrounding the brother/sister and the appearances of people long gone, It dragged a bit but DeLToro did well to keep the flow of...

2.0
0

Such a beauty

It wasn't the ghosts that left me impressed, it was the settings and the magnificent costumes. These had been thinking about this movie for a long time afterwards. It was the haunted house which intrigued. Every room was a mystery as the house unveiled what was hidden deep within. Jessica Chastain was the shining star here. It wasn't the gruesome horror...

4.0
0

Nothing Great

Beautiful imagery but hardly anything special aside from aesthetic. Plot was bland and predictable and dragged on far too long. It was also marketed as a horror, which is is not. Jessica Chastain's performance was by far the best - everyone else paled in comparison. Overall, it should have been marketed as it was - a gothic romance rather than a horror....

2.0
0

More Style than Substance

The story is thin and despite the subject matter there is a dearth of mystery or intrigue. But the three leads have so much presence that they give it plenty of life despite this, especially Chastain as Lucille. The atmosphere created by the beautiful visuals is also unique and make it a worthwhile watch.

3.0
0

Gorgeous sets/costumes/design

This was a beautifully made film. Actual story a little flat but enough to hold your attention, and not too scary - but the standouts for me were the visual aspects - cinematography, sets, and costuming.

3.0
0

Not perfect, but gorgeous enough to make up for its flaws.

The story may be pretty stock-standard for this sort of thing, and too clearly telegraphed, and there is an entire subplot and character which could have been removed. But I still found myself entranced by the visuals and atmosphere. The whole thing is so comically heightened but it comes across more like an exaggerated fairy tale, a moving painting of...

4.0
0

Great Gothic Horror

I loved this morning, it's a sign of a good horror when you know that something is coming but it still scares the bejesus out of you, and this movie definitely delivered. The soundtrack was perfectly timed and the cinematography was sublime.

4.0
0

Creepy period drama

A visually stunning movie, but as already noted by many others, a very predictable storyline. However, I still thoroughly enjoyed it and thought all the actors were great. Those expecting a horror film may be disappointed, this is definitely more in the realm of a creepy period drama or a gothic romance.

4.0
0