In his first English-language film, Alejandro Amenabar puts Nicole
Kidman in a haunted country house on an island in the English Channel and then
sends a wave of chills down our spine. The
is about a widow, her sickly children, and the troubled souls roaming
through their sprawling mansion. It’s also a ghost story that doubles as a
portrait of grief, and possesses one twist ending tease that still satisfies all
these years later.