Saturday, June 30, 2007

1408 (**1/2)

1408 is a solid, if unspectacular, little thriller. It's full of mind games and freaky situations, and John Cusack gives a great lead performance. I really liked the first half hour or so. Cusack's character is a real sarcastic, emotionally detached writer and his interplay with Sam Jackson's hotel manager regarding his stay in room 1408 is the highlight of the movie. From there on out, things get weird and don't make much sense. It's all entertaining enough but nothing you haven't seen before. And the twist ending doesn't really work. I guess it's a nice break from torture porn though as far as horror movies are concerned.


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