They Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
The last ten minutes of the film really stuck with me.

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
On the heels of The Ring comes a similarly morose and humorless horror movie that, although flawed, is to be commended for its straight-ahead approach to creepiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Harmon ... does crank up the tension, getting nicely petrified performances from the young cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
December 6, 2002
It's certainly entertaining enough and made with great style, but the whole thing feels slightly undercooked.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Ed Park
Village Voice
December 3, 2002
Efficient, suitably anonymous chiller.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
December 1, 2002
With its hint of an awkward Hitchcockian theme in tact, Harmon's daunting narrative promotes a reasonable landscape of conflict and pathos to support the scattershot terrorizing tone
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 30, 2002
You knew they were there, hiding under your bed. They're back...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
November 30, 2002
If a horror movie's primary goal is to frighten and disturb, then They works spectacularly well...A shiver-inducing, nerve-rattling ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 30, 2002
'They' begins and ends with scenes so terrifying I'm still stunned. And I've decided to leave a light on every night from now on.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
November 30, 2002
A perfectly serviceable little B-movie that aims to scare and succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 29, 2002
Harmon opts to show less and suggest more, and the script's gloomy downer of an ending is audacious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 29, 2002
They has a low-budget, generic feel -- but also enough sense to know that unseen menace is a lot creepier than explicit gore.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
November 29, 2002
Works well enough as a thriller to guarantee a few full-throated screams from the easily manipulated, but Scream it decidedly is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rod Armstrong
Reel.com
November 29, 2002
It's a well-crafted, unsettling, and nicely performed fright flick about the terrors that strike in the dark.
| Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 28, 2002
What it lacks in originality it makes up for in effective if cheap moments of fright and dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Erich Scholz
Citysearch
November 26, 2002
Robert Harmon's less-is-more approach delivers real bump-in -the-night chills -- his greatest triumph is keeping the creepy crawlies hidden in the film's thick shadows.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
November 26, 2002
Forget other scary movies with freaky Internet sites, dastardly murderers, ghosts on boats, spooky videotapes, they aren't half as scary as a gothic good old horror film about monsters that live under the bed
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
November 13, 2002
When pronouns attack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 6, 2002
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Houston Chronicle
December 6, 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 2, 2002

Boston Phoenix
November 30, 2002

Orlando Weekly
November 28, 2002

Guardian
November 19, 2002

FilmFour.com
November 5, 2002
Alexander Walker
This is London
November 2, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 6, 2002
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Chicago Reader
April 3, 2002
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