Watch: Gothika 2003 123movies, Full Movie Online – Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident..
Plot: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist regains consciousness only to find that she’s a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she’s been accused of murdering her husband—but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she tries to regain her memory and convince her co-workers of her innocence, a vengeful spirit uses her as an earthly pawn, which further convinces everyone of her guilt.
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Really good watch, could watch again, and can recommend.
Halle Berry carries this great Pyschological Thriller of a doctor turned mental patient. This definitely has the production value to support its needs.
They do a great job of calling into question whether or not she’s crazy at any given time while still presenting the “other worldly” aspects consistently.
I even think it holds up (currently) 18 years later as there are technological restrictions in place.
Well worth the watch if you like slasher killer detective movies.
Not great, yet enjoyable.
Halle Berry is the star of ‘Gothika’, but is also joined competently by Robert Downey Jr. and Penélope Cruz; though we don’t see much of the latter, unfortunately. The execution of the premise comes out alright, though could’ve been better of course.
There’s also a tonne of screaming, most of it unnecessary. As for scares, I can’t say it produces in that regard to be honest. It’s mainly just the cast that stick out, but I still like the vibe of the film even if it never had me feeling tense or anything close.
Thankfully they kept it relatively short at just 98 minutes, even just 10-15 additional minutes would’ve crippled my feelings towards it. As such, it’s passable.
If you’re reading this review to determine whether you should spend nearly two hours of your life watching this film, please take my word and skip it. Don’t be tricked by the fact that the film’s director created Amelie (with story-by credit as well). That is a brilliant film. This isn’t.
If you’ve seen the film and think it’s good, beauty is in the eye of the beholder but you’re obviously blind. Here’s why this is a terrible film.
1) Bad casting – Halle Berry married to Charles Dutton? Their kissing scene nearly made me puke. 2) Brilliant psychiatrist has a bizarre encounter on her way home one night and wakes up three days later accused of killing her husband. She’s now possessed by a demon who it turns out is really just a girl who was raped/killed 4 years earlier (who happens to be the daughter of the top doctor working at the facility). 3) Through the ghost of this girl (who is able to cross between this world and the beyond and open jail cell doors, throw Halle around a jail, etc.), Halle discovers the truth about what really happened to her – she was possessed by the demon/girl who wanted to kill her husband for the crimes he committed against her. 4) The sheriff of the town is in cahoots with Halle’s now dead husband and together they kidnapped 15 year old girls and raped them in a barn in the middle of nowhere. No reason why they did this, they just did it. 5) The sheriff of the town snuck into a solitary cell with Penelope Cruz to rape her – this after the head of the facility (Halle’s husband) was killed. He reveals his tattoo to Halle but no one checks the cell and somehow he gets out. 6) The film ends with Penelope Cruz out of the insane asylum (not sure why she was ever really in there or what proof was given of her sanity once the riddle was solved). 7) Halle can now see the souls of missing kids.
I’m sorry, but I’ve actually just lost track of whatever it is I just wrote – it doesn’t make any sense! I can’t believe this movie got made. I simply can’t.
Halle put in a terrible performance where screaming seemed to substitute for acting, the plot line suffered all of the ridiculousness outlined above plus about ten other glaring faults, and the filming used every cliche to try and “scare” us that I could see every moment coming around the bend.
Why am I taking the time to write a review about this? Because I hope the producer/writer/director will one day read this and feel the shame that they should for creating such crap!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Mathieu Kassovitz
Writer Sebastian Gutierrez
Actors Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, Robert Downey Jr.
Country United States, France, Canada, Spain
Awards 3 wins & 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535B, Bell & Howell Eyemo
Laboratory Cinesite, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format) (some scenes), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)