Overall Rank: 7392
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 186
Theatrical Release Date: 03/12/2004
Genre: Drama, Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: David Koepp
Actors: Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton, Charles S. Dutton, Len Cariou
Plot: A known writer is accused for plagiarism by a mysterious man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 06/28/2022
"This is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful wife. Anymore." Even when Johnny Depp is playing a character who on paper isn't anything else than just a normal guy, and yet, Depp still manages to bring some chaotic magic to it. John Turturro was also great in this.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 02/11/2013
As mentioned by other members, nothing special and the conclusion was predictable. Unfortunately the cast was underutilized and the premise somewhat average.
Yojimbo - wrote on 05/21/2012
A menacing stranger appears on a writer's front doorstep and accuses him of plagiarizing his work, and things soon take a sinister turn in yet another adaptation of a Stephen King novel. Just what the world needs. Actually the ever watchable Depp heads a good cast and there are some nice directorial touches. Unsurprisingly all the flaws lie in the source material; anyone who has seen Angel Heart or Fight Club (ie virtually everybody) will see the twist coming a mile off, but it is executed with some style. Not bad.
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MovieAddict - wrote on 03/16/2012
Jonny Depp stars in this Stephen King-based story as Mort Rainey, a reclusive writer who lives with his dog in a cabin near a lake. The opening sequence of the story is a flashback 6 months earlier where he discovers his wife Amy Rainey (Maria Bello) in bed with another man Ted Milner (Timothy Hutton)– so Mort moves away from the city to somewhere in the country. Whilst there he meets a dangerous stranger named John Shooter (John Turturro). Claiming Mort has plagiarized his short story, the psychotic Shooter demands justice. After reading John's story, Mort finds that the stories are exactly the same, except for the endings. So Mort tried to straighten things out with John, who keeps persisting it is his story which has been stolen but things turn nasty when he finds his beloved dog …
Tia Maria - wrote on 07/08/2008
This is about a published writer, Mort Rainy (Johnny Depp), who is threatened by a guy called John Shooter, who claims that Rainy plagiarised his story: Secret Window. He leaves HIS story, whihc HE wrote, on his doorstep, for Mort to see, and after reading it, he realizes that it is exactly the same as his story, even though he didn't plagiarise it. After finding his dog, a witness who saw John with Mort, and Mort's bodyguard dead, he realizes it is serious. But then killing his wife (they were in the process of getting a divorce), and her new boyfriend, you find that Shooter is him. He is Schitzophrenic.
This was quite a simple film, in a way, because it basically went round in circles. But I loved the ending, it was really good. I didn't really appreciate seeing Mort's dog in such …
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Crazy 4 war movies - wrote on 05/13/2008
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The Secret Window Review
Beautifully written and directed by the great David Koepp The Secret window has finally been produced into a full length feature film. Based off the spooky and intense novel by the horrific mastermind better know as Stephen King, this movie will keep your mind busy from the moment the movie begins to a few days later when you are still sorting it out. This movie brings out a new side of Johnny Depp, he is not a courageous pirate or loving candy man but simply a schizophrenic writer who encounters various problems occurring in his life. Filled with twits and turns the movie is a nice alternative to extremely graphic and horrific physiological thrillers.
The director does a great job enchaining the movie with simple techniques. …
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