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MirrorMask Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Mirrormask eventually establishes itself as an thoroughly interminable piece of work that substitutes endless creativity for context and character development...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1/4

February 1, 2012
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Dense, dreamlike fantasy isn't for every kid.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 15, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An alluring original piece of fantasy...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

The story is interesting, in a twisted fairytale sort of way, but the novelty of this dream world does eventually wear off, and we're left checking our watches.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 72/100

January 5, 2009
Rob Gonsalves

MirrorMask proves that a movie can be brilliant and awful at the same time.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

July 18, 2008

This one-of-a-kind fantasy film may be seen as a classic someday, possibly quite soon.

Full Review Source: MTV | Original Score: 3/4

February 7, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of those movies that might be improved immensely by the consumption of certain mood-altering substances.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B-

December 12, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

What a disappointment! The greatest fantasy novels and films are products of the unconscious - they have the authority of visions, glimpsed though imperfectly understood. But the creators of MirrorMask remain all too wide awake.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

December 5, 2005
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A wonder of imaginative design and a failure of imaginative storytelling; after 101 minutes of this, you feel like a starving man being taunted with a Faberge egg.

| Original Score: '2/4'

November 7, 2005
Angela Baldassarre

"MirrorMask" may prove fascinating for fans of McKean and Gaiman, but I was left chilled and irritated.

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November 7, 2005
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

[Director Dave] McKean's pacing is abominable but, more importantly, he doesn't spend enough time building his characters.

Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 4, 2005
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

An impressive sheen on some familiar themes.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

November 3, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Could be Exhibit A for anyone arguing the case that modern filmmaking lacks a strong sense of story.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 28, 2005
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

It is so fresh, so bold and so fantastical on the visual plane that it seems to re-invent the language of dreams and widen the possibilities of fantasy storytelling.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 28, 2005
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Leonidas walks this tightrope quite engagingly, showing us a girl on the cusp of womanhood, torn between two competing needs -- to become an adult, to remain a child, to vilify, to revere.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 28, 2005
Piet Levy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

None of the exceptionally designed characters have a soul that stirs the senses.

| Original Score: 2/4

October 27, 2005
Michael Senft
Arizona Republic
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McKean's inexperience as a director trips the film. There is so much going on that the viewer can't take in all the imagery, and McKean's devotion to his skewed vision slows the story to a crawl.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

October 27, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This strange, imaginative children's adventure has a fantastic visual sense that looks like nothing you've seen

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

October 27, 2005
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Too long, and too rich, for its own good, but clearly Gaiman and McKean were bursting with ideas. Those ideas fly all over the place, sometimes landing with a thunk, but more often taking the breath away.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 21, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A 30-minute idea wrapped in a 100-minute movie. It's a jewel box filled with cubic zirconia.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2005
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