'œWho knew movies could still summon such dark rapture?' said Gene Seymour in Newsday. Mexican director Guillermo del Toro presents evil in images so gorgeous and frightening they're sure to give you nightmares. In Franco's Spain, a little girl's fairy-tale world becomes a vivid onscreen reality, as she is tested by demons in an enchanted garden. But these imaginary enemies are far less frightening than her murderous stepfather, the human embodiment of fascist cruelty.
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