Sunday, 2 October 2011

Gothika (2003)

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Stars: Halle Berry,Robert Downey Jr,Penelope Cruz

Gothika stars Halle Berry as doctor Miranda Grey who works at a mental institution alongside her husband Douglas Grey and friend Pete Graham (Played by Robert Downey Jr). One night while driving home she encounters a strange girl standing in the middle of the road,When she goes to investigate the girl catches on fire and Berry blacks out, She awakens to find herself a patient in the very same Institution she works in, she is then told that she has murdered her husband. Miranda must get to the bottom of the mysterious happenings before its to late.Yes,Gothika is a very familiar story that's been done to death, and it dosent try to stray to far from the others as it is absolutely full of clich├ęs,and the plot is more implausible and ridiculous than the most other films of its type. It also dosent help having Halle Berry over acting to the extreme,not to mention Penelope Cruz who over acts as well playing a mental patient named Chloe,although it is good to have Robert Downey Jr playing the likeable guy as he does so well.Overall i would not recommend Gothika,There are many other great films of the same type that are much better and worthwhile to watch such as Shutter Island,The Box or Unknown.

Tom: 2/4

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