The Messengers

Critic Score

12%

User Score

44%
In theaters Feb 07, 2007
PG-13, 1 hr. 30 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: 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.
Director: Danny Pang, Oxide Pang Chun
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Theater Release: Feb 07, 2007
DVD Release: Jun 05, 2007

Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Messengers is an atmospheric but derivative rip-off of countless other horror movies.
  • The MessengersI/i> is textbook, and the course it's teaching is HSL: Horror as a Second Language. More...
  • Many of the images feel over-familiar, and the shocks a mite too forced. More...
  • No one says, "Gimme the bat, Wendy," or, "Here's Johnny!" But they come close. More...
  • The well-amplified scares are so perfunctory as to be laughable. 'What's up with the crows?' bitches Kristen Stewart, clearly not up on her Hitchcock or any Asian thriller of the past ten years. More...
  • The Asian-horror-movie moment feels long since passed, both here and abroad. Let our zombies walk or even sprint again! Give our creepy kids back their pupils! More...
  • Sadly, the movie just doesn't deliver chills. More...
  • [The film is] hampered by hauntingly lame performances by McDermott and Miller, who phone in their parts, and a screenplay that has the sophistication and complexity of a college dorm message board. More...
  • Nicely photographed but slow-moving, dull and utterly predictable. More...
  • If the ghosts were magnets and the Solomons were paperclips, the two parties couldn't be in a bigger rush to collide. More...
  • Every movie has to have its own sense of logic, horror movies perhaps most of all, but as this story heads towards its climax it begins to contradict what it's told us to believe all along. More...

User Reviews

  • three stars
  • 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...
  • Pathetic. This is a great comedy though, due to the fact that it is not at all scary.
  • Chinese directors Oxide and Danny Pang have proven they can handle a good supernatural ghost movie with films like "The Eye" trilogy and "Bangkok...
  • Kinda scary but oh-so-formulaic, it's not worth it.
  • Despite some good imagery and tense atmosphere, the movie ultimately unravels because its story shifts tone and doesn't end up making sense because of...
  • The Messengers is a horror film that has received a bad rep. I don't know why. I found the film to be entertaining, and unlike every Hollywood film...
  • Scared me, but I'm scared of everything. Early performance from Kristen Stewart.
  • I thought it was good about 3 years ago, but now I have come to realize how incredibly bad it all is, and the visual do not help this epic piece of...
  • I actually jumped. Some scenes were really scary.