Ginger from Dublin, 18 Mar 2008
This film was creepy in just the right way. It was better than I expected it to be & as a huge fan of John Cusack, it was great to see him in a role so utterly different from any he has played in the past. Whether you end up liking the plot itself is a little beside the point, as Cusack is a powerhouse in this film. He spends the majority of the film onscreen completely on his own & his performance is incredible. You can see that it exhausted & drained him in the best possible way. Intense.
Mark from Dublin, 14 Feb 2008
I had read a few reviews before watching this but despite the slating that it had recieved my reaction was that everyone is a critic so I gave it a go. The setting up of the whole main plot is pretty much ok but bearing in mind the main character apparently does this for living he was easily spooked its about as scary as an episode of telly tubbies. Jackson did the bare minimum to pick up his pay cheque it fails miserably to deliver what a horror flick should.
Daniel from Dublin, 06 Mar 2008
1408 is a genuinely creepy and atmospheric film with some really good shock moments, for the first hour or so. Unfortunately the last act loses the plot and the CGI takes over. John Cusack is, as always, excellent as the lead character, delivers the wit and humour perfectly and holds the film together the best he can.
The room is very well portrayed and the camera work and angles are expertly shot as there is a genuine sense of uneasiness and menace.
A Missed Opportunity
John from Donegal, 05 Feb 2008
I really hoped to be the one who would see something in this film everyone else missed, as a fan of Stephen King I was sure it couldn't be as disappointing as everyone else says. I was wrong. It started well, setting the plot from the beginning. But it went downhill from there, it is predictable to the point were the scary bits aren't scary. The actors are just reading their parts. A shame.
Worth an hour
Frank from Galway, 04 Jul 2008
This is a decent thriller but not really scary. Cusack is great in it and he really carries the movie, would not be as good without him. This is not a scary movie and there is no blood'n'guts. It's one of theos where you're waiting for the next jump, and trying to figure out what's happening. I like this movie over all. i reccommend it if you've nothing on but don't stay in for it.