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.
Far better than the claptrap silliness of Mama, also produced by Guillermo del Toro, Julia's Eyes is a high-concept thriller with the dramatic poignance of that Spanish-language auteur, with akin acute character details and sweet romantic moments and themes. At the same time, fluctuations of plot into the extremes of tenderness and terror doesn't give it a sustained sense of tone. But it remains actively engaging.
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.
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.
Incredibly disappointing after a promising start. Strangely plays with a lot of the same themes as the similarly lacklustre The Secret in their Eyes and Broken Embraces while also relying far far far too heavily on generic horror tropes (breasty girl in a wet t-shirt, et al). The ending is also sentimental rubbish. Makes What Lies Beneath look like a pulse-pounding masterpiece.