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Crimson Peak Synopsis
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever.
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RogerEbert.com

By Sheila O'Malley
Crimson Peak's atmosphere crackles with sexual passion and dark secrets. There are a couple of monsters (supernatural and human), but the...
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90

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
Though this movie waltzes to its own strange rhythm, del Toro hits every note.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Guillermo del Toro’s latest dive into the darkness is a sumptuous, beautifully constructed tale that feels both archaic and inviting.
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88

Slant Magazine

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Guillermo del Toro's fussiest, most compartmentalized construction, filled with the most powerful sense of repression and delusion.
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88

Slant Magazine

By Jake Cole
Guillermo del Toro's fussiest, most compartmentalized construction, filled with the most powerful sense of repression and delusion.
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85

TheWrap

By Alonso Duralde
While the digital effects are undeniably contemporary, Crimson Peak is otherwise a period homage that mostly plays like a period film,...
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83

Hitfix

By Drew McWeeny
This is a film of tactile decadence, such a rich sensory experience that it's almost suffocating.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Director Guillermo del Toro’s unique visual style is on display but the story is predictable, the characters are flat, and the supernatural...
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50

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Aflame with color and awash in symbolism, this undeniably ravishing yet ultimately disappointing haunted-house meller is all surface and no...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Crimson Peak is a gorgeous mediocrity.
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a wonderful piece of gothic horror-romance

By serenity7003
Creepy, tense, and visually stunning. This movie uses horror elements well without actually being a horror movie; it certainly has its scary moments, but in the end its more interested in its story...

By classicallytrainedmi
If you are a fan of traditional gothic horror and romance this movie is for you. Well written and acted- Tom Hiddleston is absolutely superb....

More about the quality and the storytelling

By ldyghst
This movie was visually gorgeous. If you are a fan of Gothic horror, go see. Like with much of Guillermo's work, it's more about the storytelling. The main character is a writer living her own story....

loved it, but not what I expected

By ariesjen27
This movie was visually stunning, although I would note, this is a Gothic romance mystery with ghost elements to it, but it is not a ghost story as I originally thought from the trailers. Although...

What did I just watch??

By kvaessen
Not to give anything away, but starts off slow, middle was interesting, and the ending was terrible. The whole purpose of the movie was terrible. It had potential for so much more. You definitely...

Darkly decadent

By lunascura
The studio did this film no favors by marketing it as a horror flick. Interviews with del Toro make it clear that this is an homage to gothic romance literature, and as that it is STUNNING. As the...

By Ang1342
thought this was a horror film, I was very disappointed....

boring!

By junezh
It's beautiful visually but so slow and boring!...

Crimson Peakless

By stacybanaszak
Wait for it on RedBox. I was so disappointed. Game of Thrones called... it wants it's incest back....

Gothic Romance with Ghosts

By Starnina9
Ok so this is not a scary/horror movie and I knew that going in. Director Guillermo del Torro specifically calls Crimson Peak a "gothic romance". It's a love story between two (really four) people...

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Rated R | For Bloody violence, some sexual content and brief strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Lots of blood, ghosts in highly stylized gothic chiller.
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