6 Souls [Blu-ray]
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on May 26, 2012
I bought this film based purely on the premise. Julianne Moore plays psychologist Cara Harding who finds herself investigating the case of Adam, a young man who seems to suffer from multiple personality disorder. But as Cara delves deeper into his strange case she soon finds that the answers to Adam's condition are far more sinister than she had ever imagined. **contains some spoilers**

I hoped this would be a smart psychological thriller perhaps with a neat twist thrown in somewhere. I got a twist all right but it certainly wasn't what I had been hoping for. The most disappointing thing about this film is that somewhere in amongst the mess there is a hint of something better, something that never was.

The first half the film is carried by Jonathan Rhys Meyers who plays Adam and all of his personalities. His perfomance in this film really was excellent. He slips from personality to personality with remarkable fluidity while managing to remain extremely convincing. His character switches were what convinced me to keep watching the film since I had been very unimpressed with the rest of it. It wasnt that Julianne Moore was bad - per se - but she was boring. The character had no depth or interest and this was highlighted all the more when she was up against Meyer's bold performances.

Unfortunately the film, which could have ben smart, then completely derails itself as it descends into a steaming pile of nonsense. The psychological element becomes the supernatural as Harding discovers that Adam's 'personalities' are in fact the spirits of murder victims. Even this might have been workable with a decent script but the directors seemed hellbent on destryoing their own film. The moment Harding goes running off to find a bunch of gypsies living in the mountians, and the wizened old crone that appears to lead them, I knew the film had dug itself into a hole from which it could not crawl out. No explanation is offered as to why the Harding character goes running off to visit these cliche gypsies and their even more cliche crone. How Julianne Moore sat through these scenes without laughing I honestly do not know.

Ultimately the film succumbs to the most irritating of horror tropes - let's run screaming through the spooky forest at night. This is a trope that I can barely stand to see in a horror film let alone a 'psychological thriller'. The supernatural explanation offered for the events in the film is poorly executed and downright silly, with characters constantly preaching about God and religion and what will happen to a non-believer.

The first half of the film is worth watching simply for Meyer's impressive performance but if you do switch off halfway through, you really wouldnt miss anything. The film promised so much and gave so little, ending with nothing but plot holes and the dropped jaws of the audiences who - like me - couldnt believe they sat through the whole hour and forty minutes for that pitiful conclusion
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2013
Spooky movies are all ridiculous because they are all frightening trips outside of reality. So I judge them strictly upon their ability to hold my interest. This one did a pretty good job. Like a lot of them, this one starts out with a logical scientific explanation of the character's strange behavior along psychological pathologies, but becomes "spooky" when it's found that something other worldly is at the root of the problem. The ability of the writers and producers to come up with something unique, that hasn't been done before is a challenge which, to me, often determines the success of the story line.

This one uses what world religions have used for centuries to control the masses . . . "Believe without question, or you'll wish you had." By the time the protagonist realizes the error of her ways, it's either too late, or at least almost too late to avert disaster. The only diversion from that old formula is the connection to old mountain ways and an old crone rather than a well recognized and accepted religion. The very ending has been done and over done too many times, but all in all a pretty entertaining movie. I enjoyed it and my popcorn.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2013
Having just seen "6 Souls" on Netflix, I now understand why the film was shuttered for so long. It's horrible. Really. Even the normally dependable Julianne Moore is over matched here by a silly script and hapless directing. When she does a double-take in one scene, it's like she's thinking, okay, I need to do a double-take and then she issues a rather technical delivery. And the sight of Rhys Meyers arching his head back and howling in a few scenes is actually laughable. Both their agents should be taken to the woodshed for allowing these two good actors in this piece of claptrap. Avoid at all costs!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 27, 2014
Loved the story line and the suspence kept it going. Would highly recommend this movie to anyone that likes "sit on the edge of your seat" stories. Reyes did a wonderful job.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2013
{3.5 stars}

6 SOULS has a compelling and unique storyline that nicely intermixes spiritual and psychological elements: There are some very original ideas here. It's well-produced and cinematized with realistic acting by all. It has the necessary focus but still leaves room for individual interpretation, the sort of film that you can watch multiple times, picking up new details and subtleties with each view. At times it seems pro-Christian, at times anti-Christian, or at least critical of the superstitious-fundamentalist brand of Christianity. Again, the religious elements are clear enough yet also vague enough.

The plot does drag and meander a good bit. There are also some of the usual tired old demon-tropes (people throwing up black goop, etc). Still, this film has a fairly solid mythos behind it and relies more on surprise and suspense than it does raw schlock. While nothing really truly special, 6 SOULS is probably worth seeing if you like psychological/supernatural horror and have been disappointed by a lot of the other recent efforts in this genre.

The ending leaves room for an interesting sequel. . .7 SOULS?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2014
Intellectual without out being hard to understand. Not just a typical scary movie that uses pop-ups to scare you. This one is creepy in a good way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2013
We enjoyed this movie and found it to be an interesting take on multiple personalities. Perhaps a bit predictable though.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2013
Keeps you going till the end. (although you "may" not like the ending) good suspense movie. not one of those low budget movies, not acting abilities actors some people pay money for, not sure why?. Here you have Julianne Moore in the lead role. She has become better and better with every movie she keeps making! Choosing good scripts. She makes her presence noticeable and takes command of her role with great timing! It was better than I expected.
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Released in 2010 as “Shelter” overseas, the film was retitled “6 Souls” for its U.S. release. Julianne Moore is a psychiatrist named Cara who has specialized in debunking claims of multiple personality disorder. She receives a call from her father, Dr. Harding (Jeffrey DeMunn of The Walking Dead) who is also a Psychiatrist about a patient he wants her to see. She meets David (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a wheelchair-bound young man. When David receives a call from Dr. Harding, he immediately transforms his personality into a man called “Adam”, who is able to get up out of the wheelchair and walk without any problem.

Cara looks into the histories of both of the man’s personalities, convinced he created the personality after reading about them in newspapers. Yet when she tracks down David’s mother (Francis Conroy of American Horror Story), and has her meet the man, he knows details about David’s life that he could not possibly know. Things grow more terrifying as David begins to display other personalities…personalities of people who have recently died. As she begins to doubt her theory, her investigations take her to the rural hill country where she meets a blind old woman called “Granny” who reveals that David is something much more terrifying than simply a man with a mental disorder.

I enjoyed 6 Souls for about the first two-thirds and then it sunk like a stone. There was nothing wrong with the introduction of the supernatural elements of the story until they became a convoluted mess about fire and brimstone preacher in the 1910’s who lost his faith in God and became possessed by an evil force that is never clearly defined. The last twenty minutes of the film is just about beyond comprehension that leaves you shaking your head over what just happened when it concludes. It’s too bad…the film had some promising elements and is bolstered by an exceptional cast but ultimately tries to get too cute for its own good.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2013
The concept of multiple personality disorders is an interesting but frightening one. I'm not sure why, but the idea that someone might have multiple `people' living inside of them is terrifying to me. I guess it freaks me out because you never know who you would really be speaking to if that was the case. So, when 6 SOULS came around, I knew it was going to be a film I had to check out. I'm glad I did, too...not only is this movie a heck of a thrill-ride, but it's also smartly written and very entertaining.

The whole air of this movie just screams `creepy'. Of course, mental health is almost a completely different world in itself, so the sense of foreboding is probably pretty justified. That backdrop combined with the premise of the film set the stage for a staggering horror jaunt that will haunt you long after the credits roll.

One major aspect of the terror contained within 6 SOULS is the acting. Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays the role of a lifetime. Each time a new persona takes over his body, Rhys Meyers goes into a fit of sorts, contorting his body into impossible positions as the `person' struggles to the top of the body. Then, once the persona is in place, Rhys Meyers does an impeccable job of portraying him or her. From a crippled, back-woods mountain boy to an elderly doctor and more, this role offers the actor the chance to shine and show his immense diversity of talent. Julianne Moore is also noteworthy as the doctor; I've enjoyed seeing her on-screen for many years, and I hope she continues to make films for many more.

The film is shot well and pacing is nice, but the story itself is where it shines. The audience is given just enough information as the film progresses to stay in-touch with what is going on, and this helps to create an intense and thrilling atmosphere. Then, as the puzzle comes together towards the end, the film grabs the audience in a choke-hold and doesn't let go. The result is a fine horror flick that any genre fan should be happy to own.

6 SOULS is a definite win for me and I recommend giving it a look. There's not really any gore, but there's plenty of intensity; I might even say this is a perfect date movie if you are looking to scare your significant other without grossing them out. Regardless of who you're with when you watch it, check this film out for sure.
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