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      The Turn of the Screw

      TV-MA 2009 1 hr. 29 min. Mystery & Thriller Drama List
      Reviews 40% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Ghostly events plague a governess (Michelle Dockery) and two young children (Eva Sayer, Josef Lindsay). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jun 03 Buy Now

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      Audience Member Good gravy. If there is a resemblance to Henry James' phenomenal work it is purely coincidence in this work. Drawn by Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens I was of the initial assumption that I would see a good rendition equal to that of Jodhi May. Instead what I got was sexual perversion, bad overacting, poor pacing, annoying special effects, and some shots of a man's naked behind during coitus. Fywell and Welch decided that Henry James was too subtle and nuanced, apparently, and decided instead to take the route of bludgeoning their audience over the head with sexual repression and male dominance heirarchy instead of warped human psychology as the motive. And, to be honest, the choices of "scare tactics" were so heavy handed, so trite and cliched as to be laughable. For instance, Quint is a monumental pervert of sex and violence, the children talk in "monster voices" when possessed by Quint and Jessel; overdubbed whispers and "ghostly" sounds abound; a scary shadow moves in front of the camera; Master Miles smiles "evilly" at the camera after doing a bad deed; when governess Ann is put in the paddy wagon after leaving the mental hospital, one of the guards suddenly morphs into Quint, much to the astonishment of Dr. Fisher (Stevens). The whole thing is complete bosh and should be avoided with zeal. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Phil Hogan Observer (UK) All it needed was a grinning rocking horse to fix us with its wooden stare Cripes, look out, Ginger - there's one now! Jun 27, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Ghostly events plague a governess (Michelle Dockery) and two young children (Eva Sayer, Josef Lindsay).
      Tim Fywell
      Mystery & Thriller, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 14, 2017
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