WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > O > The Orphanage > Reviews

The Orphanage Reviews

The Orphanage

Overview


Genre :

Horror, Mystery

Release Date :

December 28, 2007 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Juan Antonio Bayona

Starring :

Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Geraldine Chaplin, Montserrat Carulla, Mabel Rivera, Andres Gertrudix, Edgar Vivar

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3.5 of 4

“..The year's best horror picture is also one of the simplest..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
4 of 5

“..the best horror of the year so far, and it'll be a real challenge for any future release to top it..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
“..Beautifully conceived and composed, it's eerie, sometimes frightening and surprisingly moving..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
4 of 4

“..an instant classic of gothic drama, a masterpiece of suspense and a supernatural thrill ride that leaves you breathless!..”
by Dann Gire [Chicago Daily Herald]
3 of 4

“..a ruminative chiller..”
by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
“..a ghost story intended for adults who like a little intelligence and flair to accompany those things that go bump in the night..”
by Kevin Lally [Film Journal International]
3.5 of 4

“.."The Orphanage" is haunting in every way..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
Review rate : B
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Barsanti [Filmcritic.com]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Glenn Whipp [LA Daily News]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

SELMA :

“..one of the most powerful films of the year..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]

AMERICAN SNIPER :

“..a solidly-staged but unexceptional picture, filled with overly familiar dramatic situations and a surprisingly blindered view of the world around its central character..”
by Drew McWeeny [HitFix]

ASK ME ANYTHING :

“..Ask Me Anything is a head above the glut of similarly themed and routinely rashly..”
by Nicholas Bell [Ioncinema]

BIG EYES :

“..despite its sharp feminist sting, Big Eyes never loses its light touch..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]

PK :

“..PK movie is all that you anticipated, a paisa-vasool entertaining movie that will enthrall you for sure..”
by Priyanka Prasad [Filmibeat]

INTO THE WOODS :

“..will entertain youth audiences yet contains enough sly humor and narrative complexity to keep adults engaged..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB :

“..there's a serenity to museum visits, especially if it's a place you know and love. "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," amazingly, recaptures that feeling in big-studio franchise form..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

ELF: BUDDY'S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS :

“.."Elf" offers some slight, warmed over charms, but viewers would be better off catching one of the umpteen TV showings of the original "Elf" movie..”
by Rob Owen [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

THE INTERVIEW :

“..wild and wildly uneven..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT :

“..it's a rare film of unforced simplicity that will stick with you for a long time. And it's honest right to its perfectly judged ending..”
by Kim Newman [Empire Online]