Based on 86 votes and 23 reviews
Although it has its moments, the movie is more biographical than frightening. Helen Mirren delivers a typically powerful and convincing performance, but even her venerable talent cannot prop up a movie utterly predictable in both direction and resolution. Even the occasional moments of fright were dulled by their predictability. If you are a Helen Mirren fan, see the movie. If not, save yourself a trip to the theater..
Really enjoyed this movie and the way they tied everything together. Love the house and will visit it one day soon.
It was terrible. I never walk out on a movie but this one came close
This was a good film. If you approach it as a scary film rather than a documentary, then it is enjoyable. Lots of suspenseful scenes and jump scares. Although there are 2 stories that are playing out in the film, they blend into 1 and make the film a bit more complete. As for scary scenes, these happen in a flash rather than a full visual that repeats throughout the film. If you want to know more about the house, I would recommend the tour at the location. It's an interesting tour and a beautiful house with all it's oddities.
Little disappointed that there was not more action but non the less good!
I liked this movie but there were some poorly scripted scenes. However, Helen Mirren and the other actors did a fine job. There were several really scary scenes that made the entire audience jump. All of the negative reviews below appear to have been written by the same person who seems to be doing this with all of the serious dramatic films that are released. I suspect that this person only likes action and comic book films with special effects.
Another great acting performance by a great actress, this movie was worth going to see, just to see a genus doing her craft. Forget the rest of the movie. Just go to see her preform, well done Helen!
Forget the bad reviews! This movie was not what I prepared myself for (mediocre) and provided just enough jump-scares. Kudos to the directors for keeping a horror movie fan happy on Valentine's Day!
Screw what these people are saying. Lol. This movie is on par for a scary film! The acting was great! Criticize all you want, YOU don’t make the movie! Also who cares about historical facts not adding up; it’s a movie! It’s not history lesson! You go to the movies to get lost in fantasy not facts! Anybody wanting to see this film cause they like a good scary flick, GO! Enjoy this one!
WORST MOVIE SINCE DUNE-----Bad portrayal of what should have been a documentary of a true story about the Winchester Widow and building a non-stop construction house---- without the stupid ghost, which never should have been included!
Different type of movie, haunting thriller type, only it's not that scary, and not that thrilling. Went to see Helen Mirren who is always good, this is a TV type movie, don't waste your money.
Worst movie ever!
If you like horror ...this is it
so boring I went to sleep..
I visited that place twice and there was nothing scary. Lol Movie was boring.
Oh wow, what a dud! I was really excited to see this movie because of the house itself and of course the talented Helen Mirren but other then the ridiculous cheap thrill scares of showing a ghost with of course loud music to accompany it, it was awful. If you're really wanting to see it then wait until a cheap Tuesday. What a colossal disappointment. :(
this is one of those movies if u want to get out and have supper and a movie.Not great by any stretch just a so so movie.
Terrible movie. Save your money and avoid. Theatre was empty and I can see why.
I wish I could give this boring movie less than a 1. It’s probably one of dumbest movies I have ever seen. It’s so slow and boring that I had a hard time staying awake. I wanted nothing more than to leave in the middle of it. Don’t waste your time!
this is real cinema
Scared the beejonggas out of Me-.V.well acted!