I figured somewhere on Rotten Tomatoes that I’d find a capsule I could swallow, but no such luck.
So, here’s mine: a terrific and unexpected first half, a let-down in the second half, and lots of great thematic elements and rich gothic atmosphere that’s never fully exploited. Crimson Peak deserved a story with ever-more eventful intrigue, but it falls way short — as if the writers became further and further bogged down in their own thick red mire. Still, there’s some enjoyment to be had, so a marginal recommendation. 6/10