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6 Souls

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Muddled horror tale mixes scares, troubling themes.

Movie R 2013 112 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

6 Souls

This is a good movie. More suspense than horror. The story is original and you can't guess the outcome. The actor opposites Julianne Moore does a better than average job.

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If not for the presence of the extraordinary Moore, this film wouldn't be worthy of any attention at all. Swedish filmmakers Bjorn Stein and Mans Marlind, who made the interesting Storm in their home country, came to Hollywood to make 6 SOULS (originally called Shelter). The confusing, lackluster result languished so long on the shelf that their next movie, the equally lackluster Underworld: Awakening opened in theaters first. 6 Souls is a perfect example of too little, too late.

6 Souls does start out with an interesting idea: the man with a multiple personality disorder consisting of murder victims. But the payoff for this is so muddled and sluggish that it just lands with an uninspiring thud. The filmmakers can't seem to figure out how and when to dole out information to keep the mystery afloat, and even the characters get lost in the indecision. It's a rare flop for Moore; hopefully it won't have lasting impact.

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