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Mirrors (2008)



Average Rating: 3.9/10
Reviews Counted: 85
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 73

Inconsistency and listless plot make this K-horror remake a less-than-frightening time at the movies.


Average Rating: 3.3/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 13

Inconsistency and listless plot make this K-horror remake a less-than-frightening time at the movies.



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A mall security guard becomes wrapped up in a mystery involving a particular department store's mirrors which seem to bring out the worst in people.

Jan 13, 2009


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All Critics (87) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (73) | DVD (3)

This is without question the dumbest horror movie of recent years. There is simply no way to piece together its fractured shards.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out | Comment (1)
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The director, Alexandre Aja, knows how to reflect the fear in people's heads, but he gets too ensnared in a backstory that's just gothic business as usual.

August 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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How could horror be so dull?

August 19, 2008 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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An empty enterprise that provides a few moments of goofy fun, Mirrors reflects back nothing.

August 19, 2008 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Mirrors is too lugubrious and misconceived to reflect the talent of those involved.

August 19, 2008 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Comments (4)
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A minor chiller and major downer from the talented Alexandre Aja.

August 18, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Even the most forgiving fans of supernatural horror will balk at Mirrors' cookie-cutter characterizations, predictable shocks, and ridiculous, punishing plot.

February 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

Brutal horror movie offers little to reflect on.

December 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Kudos to you if you can figure out what in god's name that ending is supposed to indicate, because I'm lost at this time...

April 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Comment (1)
Cinema Crazed

Sutherland's natural stoicism does make the more risible developments and dialogue a bit easier to stomach (a moment when he goes all Jack Bauer on a nun comes to mind).

December 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinematical

Alexandre Aja must have thought that just because he's basing a film around mirrors acting irrationally, he can proceed to remove logic from all aspects of the film.

August 1, 2009

Clunky dialogue sets up the film, unlikely backstory drives it along, and it all concludes in a ludicrous cataclysm of cinematic hyperbole.

April 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Screenwize

As Joe Bob Briggs used to say: "too much plot gets in the way of the story."

March 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

...often far more entertaining than it has any right to be.

March 14, 2009 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

I love a good horror movie, and this offered something different from slasher remakes and zombie flicks.

March 5, 2009 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

In SUSPIRIA, Udo Kier says that "Bad luck isn't caused by broken mirrors, but by broken minds"-Well after making this silly movie, director Alexandre Aja might think otherwise

February 9, 2009 Full Review Source: Kinetofilm

When we should be feeling fascinated by the unfolding mystery and creeped out by things acting up nastily, we instead find ourselves thinking too much and asking questions.

January 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Jack Bauer can disarm nuclear weapons without breaking a sweat, but he apparently can't locate a script worthy of his real-life alter ego.

January 19, 2009 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

Faint praise alert! Mirrors is nowhere near as bad as the initial reviews - and poor box office - portend.

January 3, 2009 Full Review Source: What Would Toto Watch?
What Would Toto Watch?

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November 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Comments (5)
Movies for the Masses

In the end, the story fizzles out, with the second stanza bordering on the downright farcical.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)
FILMINK (Australia)

The unfeasibly large number of scenes where Sutherland must swap lines with the title characters makes the wait to get to the good stuff feel like an eternity.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Daily Telegraph (Australia)

An unexpected twist elevates this well constructed supernatural thriller whose chilling concepts and vivid imagery make it a scary experience.

October 31, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile | Comments (2)
Urban Cinefile

Despite some creepy scenes and superb special effects, Mirrors is let down by a ludicrous script and some dodgy acting, though it remains watchable on a so-bad-it's-good level.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

Te story is efficient but strangely uninvolving and not nearly as scary as the Korean version.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

Some credit for this stylish screamer goes to Sutherland, forming his doughy-handsome features into an emotional punchbag. More credit goes to Nemec, sowing a harvest of dark invention in the vast spaces.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Financial Times
Financial Times

Audience Reviews for Mirrors

An ex-cop takes a security guard job at an old department store. He discovers haunted images in the mirrors.
October 28, 2012
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Kiefer Sutherland just can't get out of the 24HR Role, what ever movie you see him in you see his role as the maniac with a gun who has a badge, That being said in this movie his acting was as bad as ever but the story line of this movie was very creepy, not many movies that deal with horror bother me but this one did, I haven't looked at my reflection since. About a hotel in NYC that burned and is now guarded by private security, the mirrors left over from an hospital are possessed, spine chilling worth 4 stars for story line.
March 9, 2012
Bruce Bruce

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Scary but fairly original and really boring, was switching off now and again. It's ok!
June 24, 2011
Bethany Murphy

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