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Mirrors Reviews

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August 15, 2008
Alex Aja has not only made the worst film of his career in Mirrors, he's made possibly the worst film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 18, 2008
Alexandre Aja's inability to delineate credible or interesting characters results in 110 wasted minutes for anyone unfortunate to wander into an auditorium where this is playing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
Sutherland's natural stoicism does make the more risible developments and dialogue a bit easier to stomach (a moment when he goes all Jack Bauer on a nun comes to mind).
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
August 1, 2009
Alexandre Aja must have thought that just because he's basing a film around mirrors acting irrationally, he can proceed to remove logic from all aspects of the film.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
January 19, 2009
Jack Bauer can disarm nuclear weapons without breaking a sweat, but he apparently can't locate a script worthy of his real-life alter ego.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
December 19, 2010
Brutal horror movie offers little to reflect on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
April 4, 2009
Clunky dialogue sets up the film, unlikely backstory drives it along, and it all concludes in a ludicrous cataclysm of cinematic hyperbole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 19, 2008
Inane, dull and about as scary as a drippy bottle of Windex, Mirrors is a rip-off of The Shining that substitutes a deserted department store for Shining's hotel and a strung-out Kiefer Sutherland for strung-out Jack Nicholson.
| Original Score: 1/4
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
September 1, 2008
at some point Aja appears to have decided that he cannot be bothered with all this remake malarkey, and instead he just goes completely ape with his plotting...could well go on to become a cult classic.
Andrew J. McGlinn
FILMINK (Australia)
November 7, 2008
In the end, the story fizzles out, with the second stanza bordering on the downright farcical.
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
January 3, 2009
Faint praise alert! Mirrors is nowhere near as bad as the initial reviews - and poor box office - portend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 15, 2008
A slab of shoddy, hollow rubbish that can't be bothered to concoct imaginative frights or even tenuous bonds between its supernatural terror and its characters' human drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
September 11, 2008
An ultimately uninteresting work that serves as a potential low point for one of the more promising genre filmmakers in recent times
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
August 18, 2008
Really doesn't have much up its sleeve other than parlor tricks and gimmicks.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Leigh Paatsch
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
November 7, 2008
The unfeasibly large number of scenes where Sutherland must swap lines with the title characters makes the wait to get to the good stuff feel like an eternity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 16, 2008
From making the terrific HIGH TENSION, director Aja should know better, but it seems that he has been seduced by Hollywood to make shallow remakes for the rest of his career.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
August 30, 2008
Mirrors is a minor success, meaning it's a pretty big failure as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
August 14, 2008
Aja attempts to take a slow-burning ghost story and turn it into one of his over-the-top gorefests and loses the essence of the story in his endeavors... before wasting any money on this at theaters, you should probably reflect on it a bit...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Holcomb
Kinetofilm
February 9, 2009
In SUSPIRIA, Udo Kier says that "Bad luck isn't caused by broken mirrors, but by broken minds"-Well after making this silly movie, director Alexandre Aja might think otherwise
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 15, 2008
With Aja slathering on the cheap boo scares, overseeing rancid performances, barely investing in his screenplay, and showing questionable gorehound taste in violent imagery, Mirrors eventually reflects absolute tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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