Year of Release: 2004
Director: David Koepp
Approx. Running Time: 96 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"Depp is amazing to watch. 'Secret Window' is a see it."
-Richard Roeper, WBBM-TV CHICAGO
"Two Thumbs Up!"
-Ebert & Roeper
Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp (2003 Best Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean) gives his most riveting performance in this action/suspense thriller featuring a top-notch cast including John Turturro, Maria Bello, Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton (1981 Best Supporting Actor, Ordinary People) and Charles S. Dutton.
Following a bitter separation from his wife (Bello), famed mystery writer Mort Rainey (Depp) is unexpectedly confronted at his remote lake house by a dangerous stranger named John Shooter (Turturro). Claiming Rainey has plagiarized his short story, the psychotic Shooter demands justice. When Shooter's demands turn to threats - and then murder - Rainey turns to a private detective (Dutton) for help. But when nothing stops the horror from spiraling out of control, Rainey soon discovers he can't trust anyone or anything. A shocking psychological thriller from the wirter of Panic Room, David Koepp.
Yet another film about a whack-job writer. Not a great movie but Johnny Depp turns in a typically good performance. Entertaining enough and at only an hour and a half, you shouldn't get bored with it.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
2004 (Year Of Release)