The Others is a classy ghost story that is one of the best I've seen in a long time if not ever.Nicole Kidman does a fantastic job as a paranoid mother of two children.I love the setting in this movie; the 50's and the nice old mansion.The acting is also done wonderfully.This movie impressed me also because It didn't rely on special effects to scare.The casting was done how it should be even though I don't know any of the cast besides Kidman.I enjoy the camera work also.The dialogue is also very good for a horror film.The characters are also memorable.Finally I loved the plot; it had so many twists and turns there towards the end.The ending is great and that is all I'll say.I would definetly recommend this flick to anyone in the mood for a really entertaining movie.
THE OTHERS begins with a close-up of a woman screaming. By the time this intense film ends, everyone watching it will be screaming and gasping. Nicole Kidman stars as Grace, a woman raising two children by herself in a creepy mansion. World War II is over, but Grace's husband never returned. Meanwhile, the two children, Anne and Nicholas, must constantly stay in the dark because they are deathly allergic to light. Then one day three people show up to take over for Grace's disappeared staff, and trouble starts to brew. The odd trio--an aging nanny, an elderly gardener, and a young mute girl--seems to have a slightly different agenda than Grace and the children do. But when Anne starts talking to strange, unseen people, the scares start building to an incredible climax.
"A tense and fascinating ghost story."
-- Brian Webster, APOLLO GUIDE