This one kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time: top-notch acting, starting with the beautiful Belén Rueda, striking shots, heart attack material, especially for the feeble ones. The sugary ending is not what I'd have chosen, but, other than that, It's definitely worth a look.
A fine and beautifully done thriller that, although its attemps, never really gets to be horrifying or creepy. I agree that it was a little bit too longer than excepted and, at some point, I almost lost interest in it. Great cast and mood, though.
i didnt lilke it at all ... the story is bearable till some point then most of the things happen unjustified and seems like if things happen because the writer had a blank or somethin while writting the story ...it could have been better or not that bad if it had been shorter .
A good atmospheric thriller, but was probably 20 minutes too long,captivating first half, a slightly weak finish let it down, but overall it was still solid.Good cinematography and strong performances throughout.
Artfully directed to keep the suspense going throughout the film, based on a well written scenario which holds more than one twists, and a constant unsettling eery feeling that makes it hard to forget.
Interesting plot, pleasing visuals, nice POV, nice shots, nice framing... And keeps you riveted, immersed in the plot. I found it highly entertaining, while pleasing my sense of film aesthetics at the same time. Produced by Del Toro, very much infused with the typcial tone he sets for his films. And Belén Rueda y Lluís Homar were fantastic together. Just lovely.
Stylishly-directed horror that milks the vulnerability of voluptuous blind women to teeth-gnawing effect. And many of the truly suspenseful moments are brilliantly conceived, playing with the skewed perceptions of the hapless female protagonist. Again, as in The Orphanage, Belen Rueda delivers, proving she's the belle of Spanish horror.