"Some lovely visuals but the script felt generic from the outset and the plot lacks ingenuity. The film has some attractive notions and performances, notably Elaine Stritch's ghostly grandma, but they don't really interconnect; the film's literally inconsequential. To get through the story, Norman deduces without reason and then simply states/dictates too much. The climax come so close to being narration that it could be taken from a talking book. There are some enjoyable moments and some stupendous lighting but its words and thoughts are underworked."