Parents' Guide to

Gothika

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Grisly, disturbing, extremely violent horror film.

Movie R 2003 95 minutes
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A thilling thiller

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Director Mathieu Kassovitz creates a nicely creepy feeling with Gothika, though he overdoes the flickering lights and the guess-what's-just-out-of-our-field-of-vision surprises. But the last half and especially the last half hour are both predictable and preposterous. When Miranda explains that "Logic is overrated" in the middle of a climactic confrontation, it feels like a last-minute attempt to justify the resolution of a movie that begins as a promisingly creepy thriller but then falls apart.

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