• R, 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Clive Barker
    In Theaters:
    Aug 25, 1995 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 29, 1998
  • MGM Home Entertainment

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Lord of Illusions Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

It's a sad day for both fright fans and the man Stephen King once prophesied was "the future of horror".

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 1/5

July 6, 2010

a cool flick from the master of grotesque

| Original Score: 3/4

May 8, 2008
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A terrific little horror film expertly renderd from Barker's own short story.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 13, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Better than people give it credit for, especially if the viewer fully appreciates the gay subtext.

| Original Score: 3/5

May 19, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Odd, but not uninteresting horror opus from Clive Barker.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 27, 2003
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com

High concept, wavering script, completely weird.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 6, 2003
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

A shocking, thrilling, anything goes film noir bloodbath that even has a baboon as a character!

| Original Score: 3/5

January 16, 2003
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Part Noir, Part Scarefest....Prepare to be Blown Away by it's uniqueness

| Original Score: 3/5

September 17, 2002
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Lord of Illusions is also quite repulsive, as it mixes the '40s-style film noir detective genre with ritual killings and supernatural demons.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
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Barker's visual side dominates its literary equivalent this time out, resulting in a time-killer that may amuse fans until illusion is shattered by the rolling of the end credits.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2005
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 2/5

April 10, 2005
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

| Original Score: 3/5

August 4, 2004
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

April 21, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

| Original Score: 3/5

August 1, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
David Poland
Hot Button

| Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2002
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
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