5 Dark, Disturbing, Beautiful & Brilliant!MovieMad13 | 25/07/2008 | See all MovieMad13's reviews (84)Top 100 DVD Reviewer This film is truly magnificent. I couldn't praise this film enough. The Orphanage is a great Old school horror with its own little twists. The Orphanage will not make you jump out of your seat but if watched in the dark, in true horror fashion, this film will creep you out for days. The film really is a masterpiece and deserves all the credit it gets and more. The Orphanage build great tension throughout and the ending does not disappoint. Even though the film does not end in true horror movie fashion the ending brings it's own style to the film.Juan Antonio Bayona directed this film great. The cinematography was some of the best i've seen. The film is visually great and will not disappoint there. The acting was great on all parts, all the performances were strong and powerful. Belén Rueda had the standout performance though and was immense.This film is definitely worth the money. And i would recommend this film to anyone to watch if they haven't seen it. I have no doubt that this film will become a classic and will still be loved in years to come.5 star film (thats all that matters here)5 stars overall.