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Top Customer Reviews
Otherwise this could have been a much better film considering the acting talent, great photography and overall mood and tone they were able to create.
But in the end, something just doesn't come together and give this movie the spark it could have had.
One redeeming feature of the film ..... if you are a young man who likes Christine Ricci, you will get LOTS of opportunity to see more of her in this film.
She spends 75% of the movie walking, sitting and laying around nude.
Since she is cute, you can't find any fault with that !
What struck me as the most eerie in this film was how Liam Neeson made this movie so near the time of his own wife's death.
It is the same strange feeling when you see Christopher Reeve's last movie where he played a paralyzed cop and weeks later was of course really paralyzed.
Or seeing John Wayne in the Shootist playing an old gunslinger trying to die in peace from cancer when we know that in real life he was battling cancer when he made that film.
But are the dead he's incising really dead? Or are his subjects merely dreaming him and their deaths? Or more disturbing still, is Neeson a serial killer who convinces his victims that they are dead while he starts the intimate process of stitching them, dressing them, applying make-up to them?
Neeson skillfully combines the oily sympathy of a funeral director with the soft, sinister, convincing quality of a killer. So which is he? This film keeps us guessing - and then some. It layers anomaly on anachronism. In that respect, it's a little like "The Shining" in which all sorts of supernatural elements, from telepathy to reincarnation, were mixed so thrillingly that the viewer didn't notice the overall incoherence of it all. Here we get a similar random potpourri of mystic, mystifying elements.
For example, there's the boy who's fascinated by the undertaker's art and who is becoming Neeson's sorcerer's apprentice. Having a youngster hovering wanly in the morgue is odd and unlikely enough by any interpretation of the movie's meaning. But then we see the boy at home. His mother appears too old and strangely desiccated to have borne him just ten or eleven years previous. But more puzzling still - while the movie as a whole is set in the present, with modern cars and all the modern conveniences - the boy's mother is seen staring at an episode of "Beat the Clock" on TV, a game show hosted by Bud Collyer and last aired in the mid 1950's. There's also a 1950's phone in the morgue. What are these brief time displacements supposed to mean?Read more ›
That's what makes this film so intriguing. Lots of questions are raised, and none completely answered. The viewer is left to draw their own conclusions, which may require more than one viewing.
Giving the fine performances of Liam Neeson, Justin Long (one of his best performances), and Christina Ricci, additional viewings are a pleasure.
Not your everyday thriller, this subtle film is one of the best I've seen in a long time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was a good movie, a little predictable but it had an unexpected ending.Published 12 days ago by Maribel Sosa
This was actually a really good movie in the J-Horror tradition. And I was surprised by the ending. I don't understand why it got so many bad reviews. Read morePublished 19 days ago by PJ Appleton
Good movie....still not sure how I feel about the ending.....but kept me interested the whole time....check it out.Published 23 days ago by cruzersmom
The movie was in great condition and as promised...but this movie is just depressing...Don't buy it...I hated the movie!!! The seller is great though!Published 1 month ago by heather derringer
I really did like this movie Liam Neeson is one on my favorite actorsPublished 3 months ago by S. Roberson
Genuinely spooky, without being overly graphic. The film has a decidedly cold core. Ms. Ricci has he talent and ability to carry off a role in which she's naked about 50% of the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Voltaire