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The Others Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    74

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Kidman gets kudos for giving the enterprise a touch of class, while the film gives the studio's library a rare pedigreed addition.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The gimmicks, in the end, are too arbitrary to tie together in a memorably haunting fashion, though they do culminate in a Big Twist, a nifty one that almost -- but not quite -- makes you want to see the movie again.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    You can't take your eyes off Ms. Kidman; she has never played a role with more focused energy.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 14+

Good but creepy; may be too intense for some.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie doesn't have any bad language or gory images, but it's genuinely creepy and may be upsetting even for older children. Some will be concerned over Anne's questioning of her mother's religious principles or disturbed by the implications of the final explanation.

  • Families can talk about their views on life after death and why that has been a powerful theme in fiction as well as theology from the beginning of time.
  • This movie is creepy, but it isn't gory. How does it manage to be scary without being bloody?

The good stuff
  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: Grace is a good mother, and attempts to protect her children.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Not explicit. Very tense and creepy.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Not an issue

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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