75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A jokey, junky potboiler.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Bloody, bone-chilling fun.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Depp gives a smart, subtle performance, and Turturro is terrific as a foe who's both exactly what he seems and exactly the opposite. Koepp's makes his (literally) corny tricks seemfresh and surprising.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Even if a certain glibness in the plotting deflates its impact somewhat at the finish, it remains an eerie, playful thriller and an all-around entertaining time at the movies.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The story is more entertaining as it rolls along than it is when it gets to the finish line. But at least King uses his imagination right up to the end, and spares us the obligatory violent showdown that a lesser storyteller would have settled for.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A potent psychological thriller bolstered by strong performances and an offbeat sense of humor. What renders it an unsettling cut above many thrillers is the casting of Johnny Depp in the lead.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie telegraphs its intentions too early and relies too much on a single actor, Johnny Depp, to achieve its emotional force.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Doesn't keep any secrets but an open one: that Johnny Depp is on a roll, and actor's block is definitely not his problem.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Secret Window has an ending that lets one of our most reliably interesting actors pull out all the stops. But getting there from a good beginning followed by a slow, repetitive middle is a test of resourcefulness for him and a test of patience for us.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's a slight story to begin with, and the movie teeters on camp with its jokey filler material -- the typical King stuff including colorful locals, small puns and asides and a faint whiff of the supernatural.
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46 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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