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Gothika (2003)

Director:
Mathieu Kassovitz
Thom Olifant
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller/Horror
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Gothika
RUNNING TIME
98 minutes
Producer:
L. Levin
Susan Levin
Joel Silver
Robert Zemeckis
Screenwriter:
Sebastian Gutierrez


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Miranda Grey Halle Berry
Pete Graham Robert Downey Jr.
Dr. Douglas Grey Charles S. Dutton
Sheriff Ryan John Carroll Lynch
Phil Parsons Bernard Hill
Chloe Sava Penelope Cruz
Teddy Howard Dorian Harewood

 

Review

This film, co-directed and overproduced, is far more enigmatic than it can logically carry. Halle Berry stars as the star psychiatrist who, accussed of murdering her husband, are being put in psychiatric care herself and have to act as her own investigator. Clever, some might say, but most of all messy. Robert Downey's character is kept secretive for no other reason than the plot's wish, and the same can be said for the essence of the mystery. Halle Berry is energetic but not much more as the film takes its time to get to a fairly conventional finale.

Copyright 16.5.2005 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]