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New Crimson Peak movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Universal Pictures released their new drama/thriller flick, “Crimson Peak,” into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are in from all the top movie critics. It turns out that most of them liked it with an overall 67 score out of a possible 100 score across 33 reviews at

The movie stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston. We’ve added comments from a few of the critics, below.

Sheila O’Malley at, gave it a great 100 score, saying: “Crimson Peak’s atmosphere crackles with sexual passion and dark secrets. There are a couple of monsters (supernatural and human), but the gigantic emotions are the most terrifying thing onscreen.”

Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 67, stating: “Crimson Peak is a cobwebs-and-candelabras chamber piece that’s so preoccupied with being visually stunning it forgets to be scary.”

Ty Burr from the Boston Globe , gave it a 63 score. He said: “This is a film that believes deeply in ghosts, and half of them are in its director’s head.”

Sara Stewart over at the New York Post, gave it a 63 grade. She said: “Chastain and Wasikowska take center stage while Hiddleston flutters around like one of Allerdale’s huge black moths. Watching the women square off within del Toro’s eye-popping, painterly palette is a feast for the eyes, if not particularly substantial fare for the mind.”

A.O. Scott from The New York Times, gave it a 60 score, saying: “The film is too busy, and in some ways too gross, to sustain an effective atmosphere of dread. It tumbles into pastiche just when it should be swooning and sighing with earnest emotion.”

Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 60 score, saying: “Crimson Peak’s astonishing visuals don’t enhance its story (co-written by the director and Matthew Robbins); they overwhelm it, encouraging us to stand back and admire the look when we should be involved in the emotional mechanics of this lurid tale.”

Todd McCarthy at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 60 grade, saying: “The gifted fantasy/sci-fi/horror specialist has made a film that’s very bloody, and bloody stylish at that, one that’s certainly unequaled in its field for the beauty of its camerawork, sets, costumes and effects. But it’s also conventionally plotted and not surprising or scary at all, as it resurrects hoary horror tropes from decades ago to utilize them in conventional, rather than fresh or subversive ways.”

Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it 50 score. He said: “Crimson Peak is a gorgeous mediocrity.”

Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “Not even the film’s occasional bursts of ultra-violence, or the endlessly oozing red clay, or Hiddleston crying a red tear, or Chastain swanning around in one flaming crimson ball gown after another, can infuse this gorgeous bore with anything like red-blooded suspense.”

Peter Debruge over at Variety, gave it a 50 score, saying: “Aflame with color and awash in symbolism, this undeniably ravishing yet ultimately disappointing haunted-house meller is all surface and no substance, sinking under the weight of its own self-importance into the sanguine muck below.”

Lastly, Michael O’Sullivan at the Washington Post, gave it a 37 score, claiming: “The film by the stylish fantasist Guillermo del Toro looks marvelous, but has a vein of narrative muck at its core.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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