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Following the mysterious death of his aunt, power lawyer Bryan Becket (Tim Daly) moves into the elderly woman's supposedly haunted Victorian mansion. A die hard skeptic, he dismisses one eerie incident after another, until the haunting turns so vicious, that Becket's cool veneer begins to crack. Whispers in the night, things he sees in the darkness, clues of a horrible secret, turn our rationalist into a terrified and reluctant seeker of a truth so unspeakable it could destroy him. And the mystery, always just out of reach down the darkened hall, is not fully revealed until the film's final moments. "I wanted to make a movie where the audience is given all the same information – the same sights and sounds – the same defensible rationalist verses supernatural arguments; and see if people come away with a different take on what really occurred," offers writer-director Bardwell. "And, I am happy to say, that is what happens with The Skeptic. One movie, one ending – many beliefs." From IFC Films.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 12
- Fresh: 1
- Rotten: 11
- Average Rating: 3.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: I'll take a bunch of teenagers terrorized by chain-saw-wielding zombies any day.
Rotten: Old-fashioned in the worst sense, Bardwell's ghost story is heavy on Freud, light on fear.
Rotten: Bardwell writes and directs carefully though without inspiration, leaving open the question of whether the house is really haunted.
Rotten: A mechanical compendium of anti-skepticism cliches, right down to the obligatory post-realization upchuck.