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  1. Bob's rating of the film The Innocents

    Opening credits, accompanied with sorrowful tune, promise something disturbing. Each shot is nice to look at, but as the story unwraps, it starts to feel dated and effective only for its time. Revelations and themes that are explored seem trivial and unworthy of so many analysis that followed after film's release. Child actors, especially Pamela Franklin, become so obnoxious that is challenging to sit through.

  2. armyofbirds's rating of the film The Innocents

    The Innocents has incredibly progressive themes for it's time and aged very well. The directing and overall cast is subdued and elegant, yet bold and effectively horrific.

  3. Jenny Coldpussy's rating of the film The Innocents

    Equally seductive and terrifying. A film adaptation of a Henry James novel, scripted by Truman Capote, directed by Jack Clayton and starred by Deborah Kerr. Naturally, the result is a sublime masterpiece.

  4. Joel's rating of the film The Innocents

    Tasteful and compelling it weaves moments of fear into a tapestry of images that haunt the mind. I appreciate the way the viewer is sucked into the mind of the heroin. We begin to lose our own sanity along with her. A powerful little film that though the motif of the evil child has been overused to excess still works in this restrained atmospheric horror film.

  5. ramiah's rating of the film The Innocents

  6. Scorpio Velvet's rating of the film The Innocents

    Need to re-watch this. I couldn't describe how it went with my first viewing, but could nevertheless say it's well done.

  7. Johnny Mislow's rating of the film The Innocents

    I already saw "The Others" so I couln't fully apreciate the story seeing I already know how it ends. The shot and screen-composition is divine, nonetheless.

  8. Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Innocents

    A superbly controlled exercise in nuance, suggestion and insinuation. Less is most definitely more as the true horrors bubble underneath the gorgeous surface detail in a dreadful stew of repression and corruption, occasionally slicing through: witness the too-lingering kiss (with added shock in these heightened times). The high contrast photography makes better use of the scope format than many a bloated epic.

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film The Innocents

    Incontestablement, un éclatant et précieux joyau du cinéma fantastique, une perle rare, une réussite parfaite dans le genre, traversé par l'impressionnante interprétation des principaux acteurs, rehaussé par le sublime noir et blanc du chef-opérateur Freddie Francis et cautionné par l'excellente nouvelle d'Henry James adaptée plus d'une vingtaine de fois au cinéma ou à la télévision...

  10. Aaron Dillenbeck's rating of the film The Innocents

    Simple horror is always the most effective and memorable. No jump scares. Not blood and dismemberment. Just total control of light, sound, and camera movement. The kids are absolutely terrifying. I was left speechless and unsettled almost every 10 minutes and I enjoyed it each time. It goes down under "masterpiece" in my mental library. Horror went downhill after this. The pinnacle.

  11. le Gars's rating of the film The Innocents

  12. Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film The Innocents

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and in Clayton's masterful The Innocents, nobody could have played a better Beelzebub than Deborah Kerr. The astonishing camerawork not only brings to life the brooding nature of the tale, but also casts a light on the various shades of innocence (and lack there of).

  13. nouvelle vague 1960's rating of the film The Innocents

    Simply the greatest ghost story ever filmed!I cannot fault it.Even now,I'm shivering just thinking about the ghostly figure in the reeds,by the lake.Superb direction,cinematography,script and acting.Whether you watch it as a straight ghost story,or an account of a disturbed,religious,sexually repressed Victorian governess.Just see it and be chilled to the bone and remember,nobody can hear you scream,inside your mind.

  14. wiwitaek's rating of the film The Innocents

    One of the most powerful horror movie. A must watch for horror fans.

  15. Roy Deckard's rating of the film The Innocents

    "Enter my lord. Come from your prison. Come from your grave, for the moon is a risen. Welcome, my lord."

  16. ofNatalie LA's rating of the film The Innocents

    It's frightening because it's a proper gothic tale and it plays on maternal fears.

  17. Allison Rung's rating of the film The Innocents

    I would like to get this on a syllabus with We Need to Talk about Kevin. Children are most terrifying when adult-like.

  18. ionu's rating of the film The Innocents

  19. Laura Vasile's rating of the film The Innocents

  20. Zach Closs's rating of the film The Innocents

    "The Innocents" captures the gentle, pervasive dread of being truly alone like few films can -- Giddens (played with quiet intensity by Deborah Kerr) faces not only physical isolation at Bly; she is alone with her beliefs, her suspicions, and her sanity (or insanity). No jump scares here. Just the occasional distant, stoic figure on the estate's bleak horizon, and empty smiles and courtesies from two 'innocent' kids.

  21. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film The Innocents

    3-4. Striking old-school horror film with just enough character given to each element, and plenty of visual panache.

  22. Lutka's rating of the film The Innocents

    Beautiful black and white mystery.

  23. ceknklsn's rating of the film The Innocents

  24. eariadne's rating of the film The Innocents

    wow!! a new absolute favourite!! stunningly beautiful and so well cast and acted

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