The Gateway


Horror / Mystery / Sci-Fi

IMDb Rating 4.7 10 471

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Reviewed by S_Soma 6 / 10

It is a movie.

I would never be able to say that "The Gateway" is a "good movie", at least not with a straight face and a clean conscience. But neither is it truly terrible.

"The Gateway" seems to operate at about the level of an underfunded student movie and then rises a few percentage points above that by sheer dint of the enthusiasm of the actors and director, but only a few percentage points; it does not soar. It does have its moments and some of the acting is satisfactory, but for the most part it suffers the predictable maladies of movies coming from such origins.

It occasionally happens that a movie coming from such mean circumstances actually serves to highlight the exceptional innate talent of some actor or director shining like a beacon in contrast to the surrounding collection of amateurs and you can predict an eventual bright future, like Steve McQueen in the classic "The Blob". But that is not the case here. All we see is a competent effort by mostly-committed but just average actors and an inexperienced director that has only three directorial efforts under his belt since 2004. Major plot elements "just happen" without explanation or rationale which are rather telling blunders in even a novice director.

The logic behind the rating of 6 stars is that it is just slightly higher than what you would expect for the average of movies from such origins, but there wasn't enough of an inspired effort to raise "The Gateway" higher than that.

Not every movie can be a blockbuster or a work of art, however. Sometimes there is entertainment value in seeing the local yokels put on a show in the barn and allowing their enthusiasm and inventiveness to be contagious and carry you away into the story. And so it is here; you will not be wowed but you can expect at least sufficient entertainment to compensate you for the 74 minutes from your life. Just don't expect to remember the movie or its name a week later.

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 4 / 10

What is behind the shower curtain?...

Now this is something you don't see every day; a portal manifesting in a small bathroom.

Truth be told, then I didn't really know what to expect when I sat down to watch "The Gateway" (aka "Curtain"). I had initially thought it to be a horror movie, but found out that it was labeled as a horror, mystery and Sci-Fi movie here on IMDb. And I must admit that the horror aspect of the movie was not prominent, much to my disappointment.

Actually there was an adequate pacing to the movie, especially because it starts out in a high gear, then slows down a bit but continues on in a fairly good pace.

Story-wise then "The Gateway" definitely was a deviant from what I am used to watching, for better or worse. I found it to be somewhat interesting because it was so different, and because it was somewhat offbeat. While the movie was entertaining enough, the storyline wasn't the most thrilling or riveting of story lines.

The cast ensemble in the movie was relatively small, which meant that the actors and actresses in the movie had to carry more weight to support the movie. And I will say that the acting talents were actually doing good jobs with their given roles and characters.

The characters in the movie were good, especially because they were detailed and memorable. Writers Carys Edwards and Jaron Henrie-McCrea certainly did create some outstanding characters to appear in the movie.

As for the effects in the movie, well this wasn't a major Hollywood production with a multi-million dollar special effects budget, that much is obvious. But it should be said that the special effects that actually were in the movie served the movie quite well. The effects when the shower curtains are pulled through the wall (gateway) actually looked quite good and realistic.

The music score in the movie was quite interesting. It was fitting to the mood of the movie and it had somewhat of a 1980's horror movie to it, which I personally did like, as it added a unique flavor to the movie.

When Danni is having her nightmarish dreams, it was just a bit too reminiscent of the visuals used in the "Evil Dead" movies. I like that, though, but it was a bit unoriginal.

"The Gateway" is a somewhat odd movie, but interesting enough for a single viewing. The movie is hardly the type of movie that you will watch more than a single time, as it just doesn't have the quality that supports multiple viewings.

Reviewed by nogodnomasters 6 / 10

Things more important than beer and donuts

Danni (Danni Smith) moves into a new apartment as she works with Tim (Tim Lueke) to save the whales. Bert (Chuck McMahon) the former resident had killed himself in the bathroom, near the portal or gateway. Shower Curtains get sucked into the wall as Danni captures this on film and decides to investigate what is known as "the yonder" with no clear definition.

The mystery keeps you engaged in this slow moving tale. Hobo Willy (Gregory Konow) added humor to the film which was light at times. The picture felt more like science fiction than horror. Film needed A listers.

Guide: F-word. No sex or nudity.

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