Movie Rental Release: ‘Gothika’ Movie Review
by C Bailey-Lloyd
“Gothika,” starring Halle Berry, Robert Downey, Jr., Charles S. Dutton, John Carroll Lynch, Bernard Hill, Penelope Cruz and Dorian Harewood; is a spellbinding film!
Some critics have entirely missed the context of this storyline, and have given this movie a bad review, I beg to differ. “Gothika,” the newest production from Dark Castle Entertainment is the culmination of clairvoyance and poltergeist entertwined into one spectacular ride of an individual’s innermost emotions and physical reactions.
Halle Berry stars as Miranda Grey, a criminal psychologist working in Woodward Penitentiary for Women. Counseling “Chloe,” (played by Penelope Cruz), Dr. Grey, in her medical expertise, does not fully grasp Chloe’s rantings and ravings. As she leaves work on a stormy night, she runs off an embankment, avoiding a nude girl standing in the rainsoaked highway.
Coming to her senses, she awakens to find herself as an inmate in Woodward, herself. Dr. Pete Graham (Robert Downey, Jr.) another staff psychiatrist and coworker of Grey, attempts to decipher Miranda’s mindset and how she violently ‘murdered’ her own husband, Douglas (Charles S. Dutton) in the preceding three days. Having no recollection of the ensuing events after her car accident, Miranda is traumatized and nearly catatonic.
An unlikely friend, Chloe helps Dr. Grey to realize that neither of the two are insane, but are driven by an outside force beyond one’s wildest imagination. As an open channel to clairvoyance and a medium to spiritual entities, Miranda soon discovers her husband’s deep, dark secret.
A rivoting film that will leave you breathless and enlightened to clairvoyance in its most harrowing form. I rate this movie 3.5 Stars.
Gothika is an R rated film. To see the theatrical trailer to Gothika, click here: http://gothikamovie.warnerbros.com/html railer.html?id=trailer&settings=true
Review by C. Bailey-Lloyd Copyright 2004 – All Rights Reserved
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