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marvelously complex & loaded with suspense,
This review is from: Secret Window [DVD]  (DVD)
I'm so surprised that there are a few negative reviews for this movie - this was one of the most enjoyable suspense movies I've ever seen. No, it's not a masterpiece, but it is excellent none-the-less.
Johnny Depp is fantastic at his portrayal of a depressed writer who lives out in the middle of the woods in an isolated cabin in a very isolated town. The man who appears on his doorstep looks like an ordinary man, but is extremely menacing in his straight-faced threats. That unwelcome visit is from a man claiming that Johnny Depp's character "stole my story." Those few chilling words set off a course of events that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat. Finally the end has such a marvelous twist.
This movie is very reminiscent of Hitchcock, very well acted, and well paced. It is definitely worth watching - we liked it so much we bought the DVD.