Rent Secret Window (2004)

3.1 of 5 from 264 ratings
1h 33min
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Synopsis:
Following a bitter separation from his wife, famed mystery writer Mort Rainey is unexpectedly confronted at his remote lake house by a dangerous stranger named John Shooter. Claiming Rainey has plagiarised his short story, the psychotic Shooter demands justice. When Shooter's fearful demands turn to threats - and then murder - Rainey turns to a private detective for help. But when nothing stops the horror from spiralling out of control, Rainey soon discovers he can't trust anyone or anything...
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Stephen King, David Koepp
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/10/2004
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
Czech, Danish, English
Subtitles:
Czech, English, English Hard of Hearing, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director's Commentary
  • 4 Deleted Scenes
  • 'From Book To Film' Featurette
  • 'A Look Through It' Featurette
  • 'Secrets Revealed' Featurette
  • Stroyboards
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/05/2007
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Four Deleted Scenes
  • Three Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
  • Animated Storyboards
  • Writer/Director David Koepp Commentary

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Reviews (3) of Secret Window

An average story saved by a great performance from Johnny Depp. - Secret Window review by CP Customer

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09/03/2006

Mort Rainey is an eccentric writer going through a painful divorce from his cheating wife. Trying to write a new book, he locks himself away in a woodland cabin and due to a bout of writers' block spends his time smoking and taking long naps. One day a Mississippi dairy farmer named John Shooter appears at his door accusing him of stealing one of his stories. Rainy disputes this and says he can he can prove it as magazine printed his short story years before Shooter claimed he wrote his. Shooter demands to see the magazine and gives Rainey three days to resolve the matter. Scared and confused, Rainey knows he can easily prove his innocence by producing a published copy of the story, but every time he tries to find a copy of the magazine a series of sinister events block his path. Based on one of Stephen King's weaker novellas, the story of 'Secret Window' isn't that great, but what saves the film from mediocrity is an absolutely terrific performance from Johnny Depp who manages to turn an average and somewhat predictable story into a highly entertaining thriller, and a great soundtrack from Philip Glass adds to the suspense and mood of the film. Overall, it's a pretty decent film which should appeal to fans of psychological thrillers, and is most definitely worth a look.

3 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

A poor story - Secret Window review by CP Customer

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30/09/2006

I am a huge fan of Johnny Depp and also rate John Turturro highly. However, neither of these fine actors could save this film. The story is weak and the plot thin. It somehow doesn't make any sense and is totally unbelievable. I was very disappointed and would recommend people not to bother wasting an evening on it!

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Disappointing - Secret Window review by BE

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10/10/2020

This movie was recommended but proved to be a waste of time. Even Johnny Depp’s acting wasn’t as good as it could have been.  Although, given the movie he was in, it was possibly an uphill struggle.  He usually chooses to act in more discerning movies. Lost his judgement here. Had I known it was based on a Stephen King novel, I probably wouldn’t have bothered. 

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.