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Others, The (2001) 
The Others
3/4 stars

Some people claim that this was a rip-off from "The Sixth Sense" but I am more than willing to argue that this is a movie of its own. Nicole Kidman perfectly embodies a cold-mannered mother who, despite of her intimidating aura, loves her children very much. This movie proves that you don't need special effects in order to generate thrill and tension. All you need is a creepy atmosphere, unsettling setting, and a spice of great acting. Although pretty much everyone knows its ending, it's still interesting to see the journey and how it elevates the conclusion. The filmmakers do not cheat its audience unlike many "horror" films out there. This is the kind of movie that I won't mind watching again once in a while because, even though it can be slow at times, it was so professionally done so I can't help but appreciate its beauty.


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