Stay in any room you want at The Dolphin Hotel. Except for one.
John Cusack, Mary McCormack, Samuel L. Jackson
|Screenplay||Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, from a short story by Stephen King|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Dimension Films, Di Bonaventura Pictures|
|Language||Moderate strong language|
|Violence||Frequent, bloody, loud and disturbing|
|Comments||Frightening scenes are shown, that take place in a haunted hotel room.|
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|Category||Score (-50 to 50)|
|Wanton Violence / Crime|
|Impudence / Hate|
|Drugs / Alcohol|
|Offence to God|
|Murder / Suicide|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Anna Smith The eventual ending is certainly thought-provoking, its ambiguity both laudable and frustrating. It's still a slight story, but Cusack's charisma keeps the build-up watchable, and the denoument just the right side of far-fetched.
James Berardinelli This is the most mature horror movie of the year - far more adult and sophisticated than the tedious Hostel Part II. If you like to be creeped out by movies, this is one to see. It reminds us what it's like to be scared in a theater rather than overwhelmed by buckets of blood and gore.
Peter Travers Hafstrom wisely takes the path King intended: to plumb the violence of the mind. Heebie-jeebies are guaranteed.
Only partially works on a superficial level that never really gets under your skin.
Tomatometer A genuinely creepy thriller with a strong lead performance by John Cusack.
What the People say
37642 Netizens Surprisingly effective.
Average .. 65%