Secret Window (2004, USA) C-96m. SCOPE ** D: David Koepp. Starring Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton, Charles S. Dutton. Okay thriller about troubled writer Depp, who is harassed by another writer (Turturro), who claims that Depp has stolen his story. Strangely enough, Depp has a hard time proving that he is wrong. Improbable (and thus predictable) from the word go, this thriller is kept alive by fair pace and Depp's performance. Based on a short story by (you guessed it) Stephen King. Screenplay by the director. Score by Philip Glass.

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