The Messengers (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Messengers (2007)



Critic Consensus: The Messengers is an atmospheric but derivative rip-off of countless other horror movies.

Movie Info

A family moves into a run-down sunflower farm. As the farm begins to revive after years of disrepair, the family begins to notice uncomfortable and alarming changes in their father's behavior.more
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Mark Wheaton, Todd Farmer, Stuart Beattie
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2007
Box Office: $35.4M
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John Corbett
as Burwell
William B. Davis
as Colby Price
Jodelle Ferland
as Michael Rollins
Michael Dangerfield
as Police Officer
Tatiana Maslany
as Lindasy Rollins
Shirley McQueen
as Mary Rollins
Anna Hagan
as Doctor
Blaine Hart
as Charlie
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Critic Reviews for The Messengers

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (23)

The MessengersI/i> is textbook, and the course it's teaching is HSL: Horror as a Second Language.

Full Review… | May 28, 2007
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Many of the images feel over-familiar, and the shocks a mite too forced.

Full Review… | April 5, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

No one says, "Gimme the bat, Wendy," or, "Here's Johnny!" But they come close.

Full Review… | March 3, 2007
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Thai twin-brother directors Oxide and Danny Pang did primo horror work on 2002's Hong Kong cornea-transplant flick The Eye, but on their first American film their atmospheric efforts are usurped by a brain-dead script that seems written by a 12-year-old.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Georgia Straight

There are flashes of good imagery in The Messengers, but [they] work better in the trailer, unencumbered by the dreary plot.

Full Review… | July 15, 2008

Patchwork filmmaking designed by a corporate mentality devoted only to the defense of the lowest common denominator. The viewer is assumed to be stupid and easily duped.

Full Review… | May 5, 2008

Audience Reviews for The Messengers

three stars

MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

Not actually all that scary. I expected a dumb storyline, and that's what I got, but having said that, it was enjoyable enough to watch. Cast are all fine, special effects don't really look real, but they still look good.
My main criticism is that there seemed to be something wrong with the soundtrack to this (maybe just on the UK blu ray, I don't know), the sound affects were really, really loud, while the speaking bits I could hardly hear. I had to keep adjusting the volume, and then jump through the roof when the scary bits came on. In the end I just turned the volume down lower and put on the subtitles. Not really an ideal way to watch a movie!

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Pathetic. This is a great comedy though, due to the fact that it is not at all scary.

Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

The Messengers Quotes

Jess Solomon: Please believe me I'm not making this up!
Denise Solomon: Jess just stop!
Jess Solomon: Dad I'm really scared can't we just go home?
Roy Solomon: Jessica this is home, you have to get used to that.
– Submitted by MarieBella C (3 years ago)

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