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Though it fails in its final reels to capitalize on its early promise, picture is still stylish, accomplished and tremendously enjoyable fare.
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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.
Mr. del Toro provokes your screams and shudders, but he also earns your tears.
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.
With the ambitious and ominous The Devil's Backbone, Del Toro rises to a new level of accomplishment, adding history and politics to his distinctive blend.
del Toro builds excitement, dread, and melodrama in equal layers.
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Boring ghost story by richardharper
Watch if you need a nap
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