Mirrors Reviews

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Sun Online
October 10, 2008
On reflection, Mirrors may have been better going straight to the DVD shelf.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
October 10, 2008
This lame supernatural horror screams straight-to-DVD, with little in the way of scares, but yawns aplenty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
October 10, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Total Film
October 10, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
October 10, 2008
Entertaining dross, but could be another seven year's bad luck for Keifer's big screen career.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
October 10, 2008
Kiefer Sutherland's bad days in 24 are frolics in the park next to the nonsense he endures in this scandalously poor supernatural horror.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 10, 2008
The remake retains the sensationally creepy ending and it's all reasonably done, but no real chills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
October 10, 2008
There are a few effectively grisly moments, but no really new ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 10, 2008
It's not the worst entry in Hollywood's catalogue of Asian horror remakes, but is Aja's most disappointing film to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
October 10, 2008
This is without question the dumbest horror movie of recent years. There is simply no way to piece together its fractured shards.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
October 10, 2008
The main problem with Mirrors is its truly clunky screenplay, which fails to support the often stylish visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Victor Olliver
Teletext
October 9, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
September 11, 2008
An ultimately uninteresting work that serves as a potential low point for one of the more promising genre filmmakers in recent times
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
September 1, 2008
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.
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
August 30, 2008
Mirrors is a minor success, meaning it's a pretty big failure as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 29, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 28, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
August 27, 2008
Sutherland does a passable job of clenching his jaw grimly %u2014 lest it, too, be torn from his skull, perhaps.
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
August 22, 2008
Mirrors isn't going to do Aja's burgeoning stateside career any favors.
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
August 22, 2008
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.
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