Crimson Peak ★★½

Del Toro's sympathies have always been with the monsters, so why is his gothic romance fetish object not their story instead of this bland heroine's? Exquisite costumes, lush sets, a layer of knowing camp...all he does is luxuriate in the constructed-ness of this thing. It's just atmosphere drained of mystery, another one of his sketchbooks brought to life instead of a movie.

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