On reflection, Mirrors may have been better going straight to the DVD shelf.
| Original Score: 1/5
This lame supernatural horror screams straight-to-DVD, with little in the way of scares, but yawns aplenty.
| Original Score: 2/5
The script fails to come up with a convincing reason for the mirrors behaving as nastily as they do, and the final twist is effective only if you don't, as it were, reflect upon it.
There's a crippling sense of familiarity about the whole shebang that no one seems remotely bothered about fixing. Let's hope they all get seven years bad luck.
Entertaining dross, but could be another seven year's bad luck for Keifer's big screen career.
Kiefer Sutherland's bad days in 24 are frolics in the park next to the nonsense he endures in this scandalously poor supernatural horror.
The remake retains the sensationally creepy ending and it's all reasonably done, but no real chills.
There are a few effectively grisly moments, but no really new ideas.
It's not the worst entry in Hollywood's catalogue of Asian horror remakes, but is Aja's most disappointing film to date.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
This is without question the dumbest horror movie of recent years. There is simply no way to piece together its fractured shards.
| Original Score: 1/6
The main problem with Mirrors is its truly clunky screenplay, which fails to support the often stylish visuals.
Not since Star Wars' furry Chewbacca has a male screen character made as much pointless noise as Kiefer Sutherland - either in this movie or as Jack Bauer in 24.
| Original Score: 2/10
An ultimately uninteresting work that serves as a potential low point for one of the more promising genre filmmakers in recent times
at some point Aja appears to have decided that he cannot be bothered with all this remake malarkey, and instead he just goes completely ape with his plotting...could well go on to become a cult classic.
Mirrors is a minor success, meaning it's a pretty big failure as well.
The ground zero for ghosts here is a burned-out luxury New York department store, making this yet another thriller with post-9/11 associations.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
| Original Score: C+
Sutherland does a passable job of clenching his jaw grimly %u2014 lest it, too, be torn from his skull, perhaps.
Mirrors isn't going to do Aja's burgeoning stateside career any favors.
Aja...apparently thinks that metaphysical speculation is for wimps; his audience wants red meat, and he's going to give it them, no matter how inappropriate it is.