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Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak

2015
Romance
Horror
1h 59m
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds ... and remembers. (imdb)
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Crimson Peak

2015
Romance
Horror
1h 59m
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Rated 26 May 2018
78
40th
I love me some gothic horror, and this movie definitely has some amazing moments of visual grandeur, but the screenplay is a mess, with most of the big reveals telegraphed way too far in advance. You'll love how it looks, but it won't haunt you.
Rated 21 Oct 2015
75
65th
"Okay so it's really Flowers in the Attic but like in a house that drips red goo and has red goo ghosts and there's gonna be some grosser shit but it'll look so lush you won't even care"
Rated 17 Oct 2015
65
17th
There's a lot of excitement in the last 10 minutes, but it doesn't justify the dull, however gorgeous, 110 that preceded it. Del Toro's scripts generally have a bit more meat to them than Tim Burton's, but in many ways, he follows in the man's steps: crafting work that's often far more memorable for its production & art design than anything else. He also seems to be utilizing increasingly more CGI to ill effect as the ghosts here are flashy, but still less creepy than Disneyland animatronics
Rated 16 Mar 2016
65
31st
All style and no substance. The script really is as bad as you've heard. Still, the film is an undeniably gorgeous thing to look at.
Rated 18 Oct 2015
80
73rd
Honestly what's all the fuss about? Crimson Peak is classic Del Toro. While poorly marketed, Crimson Peak is a visual delight, while sporting good acting and hateable characters (all Del Toro staples). A lot of criticism is undeserved as this is a fine movie. Its hard to define to either horror or romance but you will come out feeling quite a bit of both.
Rated 17 Feb 2019
78
85th
Tom Hiddleston is so amazing in this I hope nobody stabs him through the mouth.
Rated 25 Oct 2015
70
65th
Cinematography, art direction, production design, costumes - all of the highest caliber. Laustsen's images made me remember being blown away by his work on 'Silent Hill'. Sadly, the script is bad. Rarely (if ever) before have I had a similar experience where, for an act or two I felt that I was watching a masterpiece, only for the film to turn into somewhat inept and wholly predictable fare. But it's a divinely beautiful nightmare of a film.
Rated 06 Feb 2016
70
67th
Visually, it's absolutely gorgeous. The cinematography was so beautiful, I wanted to bask in it. And the set and costume design only added to it. The performances were all very good. I really liked the gothic horror style. Where the film fell apart was the story, which began as an intriguing mystery, but slowly revealed itself to be kind of uninteresting and anticlimactic. I also thought that some of the dialogue wasn't perfect, and that some of the CGI wasn't the best.
Rated 19 Oct 2015
6
52nd
If it was just the final act than I'd be giving this a much higher score. Felt everything set in Buffalo was static and had its fair share of pacing issues, it took us way too long to make it out to Crimson Peak. Cringe worthy moments were also present (Hiddleston realizing Mia's novel was a ghost story from a 1 second glance + the flashback of where he'd previously traveled). Visually its stunning which is especially notable as the finale shines with all hell breaking loose. Disjointed.
Rated 19 Oct 2015
63
61st
Nicely perverse in all the expected ways, and del Toro remains a master of composition, which almost sustains the film through its familiar script and halting pacing. It feels like a series of missed opportunities, as del Toro throws whole sets of allusions, visual metaphors (blood/clay), and ghosts (which, contrary to the film's own insistence, don't even work well as metaphors so much as plot devices) into the mix without any of them contributing much to the film beyond window dressing.
Rated 11 Nov 2015
3
38th
A horror movie that frankly isn't scary at all, but as a Bronte-style gothic romance, it's a lot of fun, and is absolutely beautifully shot, with gorgeous costuming and production design. The plot seems a bit thin and frankly obvious, with every twist and turn telegraphed a mile away.
Rated 11 Nov 2015
70
53rd
Aw, Crimson Peak. You're like the insanely attractive, mysterious stranger I can't take my eyes off but after chatting for two hours I come to the saddening realization that your looks are your most redeeming feature and the only thing I will remember you for.
Rated 16 Oct 2015
60
35th
Guillermo del Toro is obviously a talented director, and the acting in this is terrific (particularly the always-fantastic Jessica Chastain), but the script and some of the design choices just leave something to be desired. I wish a lot of the twists and turns had been more surprising, and none of the horror was particularly thrilling or horrifying until the last 20 minutes or so (which were admittedly pretty glorious).
Rated 21 Oct 2015
2
21st
It is an exceedingly gorgeous picture. The radiant colors remind me of Powell & Pressburger's phantasmagoria. But it's needlessly explicit. Not the violence, but the simple and single-note characterizations which are painted in transparent strokes, and the manner in which forthcoming conspiracy and machination are hung over the viewer's head, as if to taunt "I know something you don't know." When the twists - heavily telegraphed anyway - are finally revealed, the film is no more profound.
Rated 25 Oct 2015
60
52nd
Underwhelming. Jessica Chastain was incredible, and Tom Hiddleston held his own opposite her, but other than their performances, I don't think there's a whole lot I'll remember from this one. It's a beautiful film, no one doubts that, but the imagery is so overdetermined (everything must bleed, blacks moths must be everywhere, the ghosts resemble each other closely, etc.) that nothing ends up being thrilling or scary. Beautiful paintings, yes, but like seeing them in a textbook.
Rated 17 Dec 2015
50
34th
I am a fan of Guillermo, nonetheless, that said, I think this one was rather weak. The imagery is beautiful, picturesque even, but the main character is too naive, the evil sister is too obvious, the plan for the character of Mia Wasikowska is too evident. And then the ghosts - nice animation, but they kind of feel as if they should've been in some other film rather than this one.
Rated 15 Oct 2015
60
62nd
Crimson Peak is a fun ride while it lasts, especially after it gets going. Its three leads are good - Jessica Chastain, in particular, is, as usual, fantastic, here winding up more frightening than most of the ghosts - the camerawork and production design are top-notch, and it does get a few scares. If nothing else, it's a rare wide-release horror movie that is good, not found-footage, and not made on a shoestring budget just to suck the money out of its genre's devoted but starved fans.
Rated 17 Oct 2015
7
67th
Blood-soaked and beautiful with careful attention to detail and a phantasmagoric aura. The use of color in particular is gorgeous. One gets the sense del Toro dreams in technicolor. As a homage to gothic romance/horror, it mostly works, but there are a few dead areas and the narrative occasionally falls flat. Its biggest flaw is its anemic sense of dread. There are tense moments, but the tension dries up faster than you'd like. Still well worth seeing. The imagery will stick with you.
Rated 20 Oct 2015
61
27th
Storywise it is very simple (if you are nasty you can boil iot down to "Listen to your ma before getting married), but visually it is pretty special. Particularly the design of the house and the scenes inside it were really enjoyable. Hiddleston plays a very subtle villain; while Chastain goes all out and gives a brilliant performance. If the weak storyline does not put you off immediately, it is reader enjoyable (ectoplasma oozing ghosts is a very nice design for example).
Rated 26 Mar 2017
66
51st
Visually appealing and sufficiently period, its also dragged down by an extremely boring first segment which leads to general disinterest. Good acting raises this slightly above average.
Rated 18 Oct 2015
70
41st
Visually it's hard to find fault, because the building is a character in itself, and there is a rich Gothic aesthetic washing over everything. I also love how it plays out like a soap opera/live theatre show, and I enjoy how the dialogue reflects that. However, the script needs some serious work: there's a bunch of hokeyness here. Most notably, lazy metaphor work and some awkward scenes. The plot unfolds in a predictable way, but it still isn't what you'd expect from the trailer, which is cool.
Rated 19 Oct 2015
5
81st
why did the dog have to die?
Rated 16 Oct 2015
62
71st
Visually scrumptious, and a genuinely good film. Despite the Gothic/supernatural trappings, the central plot is charmingly noir/soap opera in nature. The gore and ghost design is well done as is to be expected, and (spoilers) Jessica Chastain does a great job playing a crazy motherfucker. It could have been tied together better, the plot could have been less telegraphed, and the literary references could have been fleshed out, but this is still an enjoyable horror treat.
Rated 17 Oct 2015
41
65th
My girlfriend told me to imagine Crimson Peak as an opera, but I'd go one farther. Imagine it's a fairy tale. Del Toro has created one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen (both in set design and cinematography) but sometimes the script simply doesn't work. If this movie is a fairy tale, as I believe, then the clumsy writing seems like a genre choice rather than a failing of the screenwriters. Otherwise, this movie is great but don't go into it expecting something really scary.
Rated 24 Oct 2015
65
42nd
A letdown. Beyond its beautiful, lush visuals, there lies a no-mystery mystery that's heavily telegraphed and hampered by the trappings of its genre. The film includes a beautiful looking handjob scene.
Rated 17 Oct 2015
70
37th
Visually this was stunning - the set pieces, design, costumes, the cinematography, everything about THAT was firing. Unfortunately the rest of it fell flat. Early on the lead character mentions that the story she wrote is "a story containing ghosts, not a ghost story", and unfortunately that is exactly what this is. A visual treat, but the rest if rather dull.
Rated 12 Aug 2016
64
51st
Crimson Peak is del Toro's attempt at Gothic horror. The first act feels like an Austen adaptation, the second like a speed-round of listing (and justifying) horror tropes, and the third act is a predictable conclusion for characters that are beyond caring about. That said, del Toro does excel at creating a colourful, stylised atmosphere with great set pieces. Performance-wise, Hiddleston was on point, Wasikowska a little too frail, and Chastain so unhinged, I laughed more than anything else.
Rated 25 May 2020
53
20th
I fall in line with the general opinion here. Visually stunning, but otherwise a snooze. You get enough of the visual treat just from the trailer, so not really worth more than that.
Rated 14 Dec 2015
1
16th
Poor plot, poor direction, poor acting, poor sfx, poor everything. Abysmal film. Shame on you del Toro.
Rated 21 Oct 2015
3
28th
Glacially slowly-paced gothic horror with "spooky ghost!" scenes so utterly unfrightening they come off as unintentionally laughable. The cinematography is good, the mansion set is nifty, I liked seeing Jim Beaver in a prominent big screen role. Everything else is dull. I was making my grocery list in my head by the second act. Pan's Labyrinth was good and Hellboy 2 was kind of fun, but otherwise I think del Toro is now pretty much the most overrated director working.
Rated 25 Nov 2015
50
39th
There was a devilish (Hollywood) pairing of visual symbolism followed by an attendant verbal explanation that haunts this film from beginning to end. It's a two act drama without scares, its shallow and beautiful and its among del Toro's worst to date. Poor editing created little tension in a film that should have oozed it, and a laughably bad script runs ahead of a naive and childish premise. Profoundly mediocre. Like they are all saying, nice sets though.
Rated 09 Sep 2017
75
37th
A capable mix of Tim Burton and Argento. Nice scenery but mostly forgetable.
Rated 06 Mar 2016
85
44th
Visually it was incredible ... but the intensity of the film, and the story itself, came up short. If it was about romance It didn't develop the characters enough ... if was about horror is came up short on intensity. Only lasting entertainment value for me lies in the set and visuals.
Rated 19 Dec 2015
48
42nd
(I wish I were) HIGH SPIRITS.
Rated 11 Oct 2023
85
48th
I adore Guillermo del Toro. His craft, attention to detail and stories about humanity are unparalleled if you ask me. I just wish the reveals in this one hadn’t been so obvious earlier on. Still, they were executed well, and the motivation behind everything was a real shocker! Light on scares, but still very chilling and entertaining for an October watch. The acting is all very good, and the production is quite amazing. It’s a bit soapy, but still twisted and effective, as usual from him!
Rated 20 May 2016
5
2nd
I loathe this kind of cinematography, with the mindlessly, constantly dollying camera and that green and peach lighting everywhere. But the script is even worse. It's an exceedingly bad movie. "The ghosts are just a metaphor"? You don't say.
Rated 16 Oct 2015
61
15th
Spell "not my cup of tea": Guillermo del Toro.
Rated 17 Oct 2015
80
54th
Visually, Crimson Peak is a delightful return to del Toro's Gothic roots. Creepy ghosts, creepy architecture, it's all there, and it all looks wonderful. But the plot and writing are a total mess. Everything that will happen is aggressively telegraphed in the first act, and the repeated instances of calling attention to themes or influences have all the subtlety of a shovel to the face. When you have a character literally say "the ghosts are symbolic" in your ghost story, maybe rethink things.
Rated 17 Oct 2016
88
91st
Guillermo del Toro knows what i want and how i want it
Rated 29 Aug 2020
88
66th
Very beautiful and gothic.
Rated 30 Oct 2015
70
53rd
I was hoping for more but at the same time I'm grateful for what I got.
Rated 30 Jul 2016
89
70th
Majestic, spellbinding and sinister. Atmosphere oozing throughout my house after it played. Any criticisms I've seen are talking about what I consider up-front genre tropes that are deliberate and not for whining Commie-Nazis.
Rated 27 Oct 2015
60
32nd
My soft spot for Guillermo aside, this promise so much more than it delivers. I enjoyed the performances (particularly Chastain) and the amazing costumes, set design and visuals but the story was a little too predictable and it would have been better had it gone all the way horror or all the way mystery. It's stuck somewhere in between and you come out a little disappointed.
Rated 27 Oct 2015
50
37th
Great sets' design, costumes, performances; Guillermo has it all. But he needs a good writer and editor. Writing is all over the place. Pacing is weaker than it could have been. And the violence was completely out of place and inconsistent with the film's tone.
Rated 01 Jan 2018
10
22nd
i rate it 10 only because I love Tom Hiddleston!!!! it was a very repetitive story not scary at all. it was not exciting for me at all.
Rated 02 Nov 2021
63
34th
Beautiful cinematography, set design, costumes (those puffy sleeves!), et cetera, but I found it more tedious than anything else. Hard to pay attention.
Rated 22 Aug 2021
60
35th
Visually it's fantastic and the mood and the images are a treat to the eyes. Plot-wise it just doesn't really get anywhere, so much of the appeal of this movie is based on the visuals alone.
Rated 16 Oct 2015
65
46th
Crimson Peak is frequently gorgeous to look at but the central story is never really compelling. Thematically, it's very similar to Del Toro's The Devil's Backbone even down to the opening/closing lines about ghosts. Unfortunately, this Gothic horror/drama, though impeccably designed, lacks the political subtext and aching poignancy that gave his earlier work its weight and resonance.
Rated 17 Feb 2016
76
31st
What it lacks in plot twists that aren't predicted without even trying, it makes up for in production design (even though a central part of that, a missing roof, makes no practical sense) and atmosphere. Performances are a little hammy, but fun, and earnest when necessary. Enjoyable as a period piece romance mystery with supernatural elements added.
Rated 20 Oct 2015
70
19th
Viewed October 17, 2015. At its best, it is a lurid gothic hellhole, a perfectly ridiculous bit of business that has you laughing/cringing/covering-your-eyes-out-of-fear in equal measure. But it's also sort of a mess, most of the first half of the film is inert, and many of the performances lack the gravitas to really make the material work. Only Jessica Chastain's superb ice queen impressed me.
Rated 31 May 2018
68
31st
68.00
Rated 05 Dec 2015
69
63rd
Nice visuals and mood. Especially I liked the dark and twisted characters. I also liked the connections to other movies and shared connection to the material Richard Corben has adapting some of his comic stories. But still it did not amuse me as much as I wanted it to. The story was not strong really.
Rated 01 Jan 2016
88
47th
An atmospheric thriller, compellingly made even if the story is familiar. Very much an homage to classic ghost stories, with stunning visuals and an excellent cast.
Rated 31 Jan 2016
70
64th
Crimson Peak is so beautiful that for once I didn't mind a somewhat predictable story.
Rated 04 Oct 2016
70
31st
Anything done by Guillermo del Toro peaks my interest... this movie unfortunately peaked my boredom a bit too much. The whole movie moves really slowly and that pacing just really hurts the fun. As usual del Toro does great with the special effects and creature design. That part of the movie is really, really strong. The strongest thing the movie can have though is a great lead actor or actress. Both Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska fit the bill on great actors...
Rated 13 Mar 2016
71
53rd
An outrageously thick gothic-romance delicacy. Its major flaw is attempting to have its genre-cake and eat it too by popularizing itself with annoying jump-scares & some blatant narration. I generally despise pretentious extravagance but this could have used some self-important obstinacy. Sure the plot is predictable & kinda daft but this story is all about tone, atmosphere & melodrama. If you don't get the genre there's really no point in trying to explain this. Exquisitely creepy and gorgeous.
Rated 25 Oct 2022
45
27th
As with all the Guillermo del Toro films I've seen this was a beautiful movie but also as with every del Toro film I've seen I found this underwhelming and poorly acted. Case in point when you hang most of your movie on a single actor please make sure they can in fact act well, Mia Wasikowska was distractingly terrible in this and cheapened every scene she was in.
Rated 24 Feb 2016
50
26th
Del Toro envisioned it as a throwback to old fashioned thrillers like Rebecca and The Innocents, but it plays like a mish mash of genre ideas mixed in with references to his own work, especially Devil's Backbone. Unlike Devil's Backbone, this film has no genuine 'affect' to speak of: it's a generic, predictable, albeit aesthetically pleasing, ghost story with flat characters and no chills. Remember that pretty, mysterious but ultimately vacuous goth chick at school? This is her as film.
Rated 22 Oct 2015
88
87th
Normally, Guillermo del Toro's stories don't quite live up to his visuals, however this was the first film I felt the two really merged to make one great cohesive fantasy horror film.
Rated 28 Jan 2021
33
30th
#20-10#, exp3, rw2, popcorn, creator del Toro!
Rated 13 Dec 2021
64
45th
Little bit of Alice in Wonderland, little bit of Silent Hill. Jessica Chastain is AMAZING. I felt the tension, she did not even blink once. The only thing I wanted to see is a little bit effort from Mia Wasikowska; she looked like she was forced to be there. The tone of her voice is always the same for every occasion. You saw a ghost god damn it, wtf are you looking at? Run.
Rated 11 Nov 2016
78
31st
This is a visually beautiful film. It is a tad predictable, however, I don't think the movie was meant to be the most original thing ever made, so on that note just enjoy it for what it is. I thought it did what it set out to do very well.
Rated 19 Aug 2016
60
13th
Trama terribile ma ottima grafica
Rated 13 Apr 2020
88
30th
Costume design is great, as well as cinematography and sound effects. The flow of the story is also OK. But the emphasis on bloody scenes is a no-no. No also to the 2 glaring flaws: 1-The endless dry leaves falling from the dilapidated mansion's ceiling when there were no trees around, and 2-Where in hell do they get food when the mansion is in the midst of nowhere & the servant is missing? My SCORING: 99-96=Great; 95-90=Very good; 89-85=Good; 84-80=So-so; 79-70=Boring; Below 70=Forget it.
Rated 23 Jan 2016
45
41st
Really wanted to like this one as I'm quite a big fan of del Toro's other works but I just felt disengaged throughout here. While there's a good offering of his usual cinematographic flair it has quite a few fundamental problems and the frequently generic plot stumbles at every turn.
Rated 12 Oct 2017
65
18th
Visivamente molto d'impatto, ma la trama insulsa e una protagonista veramente sciocca e senza personalità abbassano di parecchio la qualità
Rated 09 Nov 2015
8
71st
Little lacking for a del Toro film, but still pretty amazing visually.
Rated 25 Oct 2015
57
39th
EXTREMELY sluggish to start, with some crap writing and iffy acting. Picks up around hour two when it starts amping up the melodrama and pouring on the gore and wallowing in the dark-n-gloomy atmosphere. Nothing del Toro's ever done has knocked me out, and this is no exception--it needed to be smarter, and better paced, and more engaging overall. That last hour IS snazzy, though.
Rated 27 Oct 2015
65
25th
More like Crimson WEAK! I kid, I kid...it ok
Rated 19 Oct 2015
68
50th
Visually wonderful but the plot and characters feel rushed, incomplete, and add nothing new to the genre.
Rated 19 Oct 2015
80
70th
Falling somewhere between unique masterpiece and "overly convinced of its own importance", this is one whose rating came down from my first watch to my second, but whose overall quality and method of presentation propel it to a strong finish. I was so completely sold by the straight-up Victorian, Gothic settings, mingling with the operatic, made-for-the-stage presentation, I can completely forgive/overlook the intense melodrama and strained metaphor. All hail Guillermo, your Lord and master.
Rated 09 Feb 2023
35
19th
A fey young woman comes to realise that the crimes of the past leave lingering traces, but also that there is a haunting that stems from forms of misshapen desire whose expression is curtailed by a world that has already decided that to let them flower would lead to the birth of monsters. It all seems designed to cause reviewers to want to describe it by using the word “lush”, but the film’s constant “take a look at this!” mode fails to conceal the inadequacies of plot, character and dialogue.
Rated 27 Oct 2015
70
19th
Quelle horreur! What a disappointment! But dear Jessica is just delicious.
Rated 17 Oct 2015
80
76th
Maybe I'll cool on this later but man, what a great thing to look at. A sexually aching hyper stylized film about love and desire. Nice to see the fella from Undeclared getting some roles
Rated 13 Dec 2015
73
47th
Beautiful cinematography, very well directed and acted however the script is very loose and unoriginal..
Rated 29 Mar 2016
61
25th
I know there's no such thing as too much cinematography, but this movie had too much cinematography.
Rated 31 Jan 2016
3
8th
Just a mess in every aspect. Even the often praised visuals/art direction felt too all over the place for my taste. Treats it's audience like 5 year-olds, yet has some genuinely disturbing scenes, so I'm unsure as to whom it was aimed at. It's only saving quality is that it obviously was a work of love on the part of del Toro, and somewhat original in some respects.
Rated 04 Mar 2016
70
56th
Great first half, sort of falls apart eventually. Worth your time.
Rated 27 Oct 2021
45
25th
"Not a ghost story - a story with ghosts". While very well made, the ghosts sadly feature in an otherwise uninspired cookie-cutter plot that left me mostly bored throughout.
Rated 06 Feb 2016
4
55th
jessica chastain chews up what might've been a boring, over-determined trifle and spits out a perverse and gorgeous mess right in your face. hot.
Rated 23 Dec 2015
54
24th
Seen it twice now and it was better the second time probably due to significantly lowered expectations. Early on a character mentions 'it's not a ghost story, it's a story with a ghost in it' which is clearly a knowing self reference as that's what Crimson Peak is despite the misleading marketing. Sumptuous visuals as ever from del Toro, but uneven acting performances and a relatively plodding plotline weigh heavily on the film as a whole. Worth a watch if your expectations aren't set too high
Rated 05 Apr 2017
50
22nd
*RWR*
Rated 11 Dec 2016
42
5th
The gothic setting is very well done (that sure is in the right hands with del Toro), but that's about the best thing I can say about this very poor movie. Behind that setting is a very uninteresting cliched story with flat characters that even a cast as good as this can't save.
Rated 22 Oct 2015
70
54th
Every frame a painting. A lot of people aren't going to like this, and I fully understand why, but I thought it was amazing. Spooky, gothic and very Hammer Horror. Best set design in years. One to see in the cinema for sure.
Rated 28 Feb 2016
71
52nd
So the set is absolutely incredible, the cinematography is doing its thing and that's it. The characters are under developed somehow, the acting talent is wasted and I feel like this project would have needed more time or control from del Torro.
Rated 10 Jun 2016
50
13th
Apparently, it wasn't possible to fuel this movie's plot with anything other than wall banging stupidity on the part of almost every character. Their choices just don't make sense. The "horror" sequences lack subtlety and fall completely flat.
Rated 14 Sep 2016
64
22nd
Looks nice, but fails to rise above cliches and borrowing from better films.
Rated 22 Dec 2015
68
36th
67.67.
Rated 10 Apr 2022
78
77th
The last half hour was pretty weak though
Rated 21 May 2016
80
78th
Looks incredible and has a very interesting horror romance genre pairing. Apparently many people don't like the script/story but I enjoyed it quite a bit. It didn't blow my socks off but I found it compelling the whole way through.
Rated 24 Nov 2015
20
12th
It's actually the movie's core story--its tale of grisly murder, betrayal of the innocent, creepy incest and familial abuse that pushes this pic into some really dark places. And its wince-worthy words and images aren't anywhere near as easily brushed aside as, say, a cinematographic palette of falling leaves and crimson-dappled snow. (pluggedin.com)
Rated 30 Oct 2015
60
58th
ger; [crimson peak]; eine junge frau verliebt sich in einen mysteriösen aussenseiter, heiratet und zieht in dessen schloss nach einem familiären verlust - doch die familientragödie ihres ehemannes hält bis in die gegenwart an.;
Rated 17 Nov 2017
4
60th
I remember thinking the trailers for this looked like trash and now after watching it that's not surprising. Of course there's no way a Hollywood marketer would know how to sell this thing. Just that it was greenlit with such a budget seems crazy. It's not fully horror or romance, but playing in a space somewhere between. I really liked it. Everyone seems to be aware of what they're making and having a good time.
Rated 04 Dec 2015
69
49th
It echoes The Devil's Backbone in a lot of ways, both thematically and, at times, aesthetically. It's not bad if you don't mind a bit of a re-tread across that story, and this one at least has a more refined art direction and more advanced special effects. Just not anything especially groundbreaking by del Toro's standards.
Rated 18 Oct 2015
40
34th
What it lacks in depth it makes up in beauty so you know, it's all good.
Rated 10 Jan 2017
5
32nd
Guillermo del Toro doesn't merely direct movies. He paints them, dreams them, shapes them into private fantasies. His 2007 fantasy Pan's Labyrinth won the Mexican director a slew of awards. And his visionary style is again readily apparent in Crimson Peak, a ghost story in which superior camerawork, costumes and production design work together to put the audience in a trance. It's tough on actors not to get swallowed up in the scenery.
Rated 15 Feb 2019
87
65th
Beautiful set designs in a slow paced gothic romance film. The horror jump scares feel out of place and at odds with finding the correct audience for the film but the fairy tale aspect is one Del Toro is perfect at crafting. The overall tone and feel would be nailed in Del Toro's next film, The Shape of Water, but this film is still easy to recommend as Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston seem to have a great time chewing up the lavish scenery
Rated 09 Jan 2023
73
53rd
Rather lower-tier Del Toro and a less than fantastic story, but atmosphere and aesthetic are just sure fire with him these days.
Rated 09 Nov 2020
49
35th
Crimson Peak definitely has a lot going for it, especially the things that are obviously influenced by Guillermo del Toro's creative and atmospheric abilities, but it steers away from what I feel its default state of gothic romance is in key moments. This makes it feel like a more empty grab bag of horror trying to be something else, so despite some perfect casting and excellent set and creature design, it rings hollow and somewhat lifeless when it very much shouldn't.
Rated 31 Jan 2016
30
16th
Come on everyone, get a grip, this is utterly uninteresting nonsense. Del Toro is over-estimated in ways similar to the fanciful view so many have had of Tim Burton, but surely not even the people who think Tim Burton is a great and original artist - should such people still exist - will be fooled by this.

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