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The Devil's Backbone has been compared to "The Others," and has the same ambition and intelligence, but is more compelling and even convincing.
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Fine ensemble performances and a tight balance of the supernatural against the historical make The Devil's Backbone a well-crafted, white-knuckled cinematic journey.
It's a horror flick, and a creepily good one, that also functions as an allegory of the war that still haunts Spain seven decades later.
del Toro builds excitement, dread, and melodrama in equal layers.
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