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Boogeyman Reviews

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2005
Fright fans expecting anything more than the occasional jolt will be sorely disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 19, 2005
A vaporous and vacuous horror film.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 13, 2005
None of this makes any sense whatsoever.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Christy Lemire
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
February 12, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
February 10, 2005
A welcome throwback to the glory days of scary movies.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 9, 2005
This is strictly substandard stuff, with imitative creepy noises, vertiginous camera angles, and long pauses during which Tim considers whether to open doors.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 8, 2005
It suffers from a lack of genuine chills or suspense.
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Joshua Land
Village Voice
February 8, 2005
It's difficult to remember a recent movie with less regard for spatial or temporal coherence.
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
February 6, 2005
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Anita Gates
New York Times
February 5, 2005
Only glimpses of the monster are seen in Stephen Kay's supernatural thriller. Unfortunately, the same is true of the movie's plot and character.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 4, 2005
It squanders a promising plot about child abduction, preferring to go the literal route of chasing a spectral troublemaker with a bad case of claustrophobia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 4, 2005
Yeah, it's dumb, and it takes a long time to get to scenes that amount to anything other than cheap scares. But Boogeyman is not entirely artless.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
February 4, 2005
Makes you yearn for the days when they got a few things down on paper before they started shooting a movie.
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
February 4, 2005
With all the movies out there, this is the last one you should pick.
Full Review | Original Score: C-