Crimson Peak film review

UK release date: 16/10/15

Runtime: 119 minutes

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver

I’m always excited whenever I see Guillermo del Toro’s name connected to a film. I’ve seen a few of his films, all horrors, and thought they were all excellent.

Crimson Peak is well made and tense throughout. It’s an enjoyable film, but one major thing in particular holds it back from being brilliant and up to Del Toro’s usual standard.

The plot is cliché, overdone and you figure out what’s going on pretty much immediately. This doesn’t stop this from being the best horror (ish) film I’ve seen this year, except maybe Regression, (which is more thriller than horror, but still.)

All the Actors play their parts well, but most had to contend with being in cliché roles, which downgraded their performance. However, Mia Wasikowska who plays Edith Cushing brought life to her role. She was amazing and unique in role that I would’ve thought impossible to be so in.

To sum up, cliché plot, well made, excellent acting, enjoyable

Was it worth the watch? Yes

Would I re-watch? No

Stars: 4/6

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7 thoughts on “Crimson Peak film review

  1. filmfunkel 17/10/2015 / 4:18 pm

    Hard to pass up Guillermo & horror. 😀

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  2. Film Music Central 30/06/2016 / 4:14 pm

    It’s hard for me to pass up anything with Tom Hiddleston in it, but my fear of horror films overrode my desire to see this movie

    Liked by 1 person

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