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Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts) Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2004
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Ebert & Roeper
November 22, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 23, 2002
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
April 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
By any objective accounting, Thirteen Ghosts is exactly a baker's dozen too many -- this is a zero of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Entertainment Weekly
December 6, 2001
The drop-dead fact is, this ornate but eerily unspooky production is designed by Hollywood vampires and powered by demographics.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Joe Leydon
Variety
October 29, 2001
Beck maintains a satisfyingly high level of heebie-jeebies throughout.
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
October 26, 2001
A nicely nasty Halloween treat.
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Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times
October 26, 2001
Clever one-liners supplant the lack of frights with cackling -- which you might as well do since, by the end of the movie, it's clear that the joke's on you.
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
October 26, 2001
A B-grade horror picture seems to be a B-grade horror picture no matter how many studio bucks and digital effects you throw at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
October 26, 2001
For a movie called Thirteen Ghosts, this movie is surprisingly soulless.
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Jonathan Perry
Boston Globe
October 26, 2001
Little did Elizabeth know that after starring in the spoof Scary Movie, she'd soon find herself in another parody of bad horror films -- one that doesn't know it is one.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
October 26, 2001
Ghosts is too distinctive-looking to dismiss out of hand, but it would help to be able to look through a magic viewfinder (or maybe magic eraser) and make its script disappear.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2001
Although not for the faint of heart, it's a potent -- and very tricky-treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
October 26, 2001
Gruesome, loud, but unsatisfying haunted-house thriller.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 26, 2001
The experience of watching the film is literally painful. It hurts the eyes and ears.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 25, 2001
Has only about three ghosts worth of scares.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
October 25, 2001
A production so mammoth in its stupidity that it took two studios, Warner Brothers and Columbia Pictures, to wrestle it to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Charles Savage
Miami Herald
October 25, 2001
The set design of Thirteen Ghosts may have been expensive, but its thrills are cheap.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
October 25, 2001
More bark than creepy bite.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 25, 2001
Tries to combine humor with ghostly horror but excels at neither.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
October 25, 2001
Spectacularly stupid.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 25, 2001
All in all, the technical credits outshine the characters, which is never a good idea.
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
October 25, 2001
While 13 Ghosts, a remake of Mr. Castle's 1960 haunted-house schlocker, isn't a bad movie per se, its austerity and predictability show what a cheesy genius the man was.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 25, 2001
Yuck.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 25, 2001
Like most horror movies that try to cash in on the mood of the Halloween season, this one has more corn than scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
October 25, 2001
Beck directs a script so damaged it's a wonder that the Kriticos family and their annoying nanny (Rah Digga) don't escape through plot holes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4