Event Horizon Reviews

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January 19, 2019
A movie where the contours of the cut ideas are more interesting than what ended up on the screen.
December 15, 2018
Despite a few nifty special effects, this sci-fi horror film, in which grisly things happen to a space crew after its members board an abandoned ship, is a boring and blood-soaked mess.
December 15, 2018
With high production values and low aspirations, Event Horizon begins as a mildly intriguing science-fiction movie and degenerates into yet another slasher flick about evil from another dimension.
December 15, 2018
Fishburne, Sam Neill, Joely Richardson and Sean Pertwee bring some class to the determinedly B-movie dialogue, and Anderson delivers some eye-poppingly nasty sequences that will please horror fans.
December 15, 2018
But unfortunately, Anderson can't seem to decide whether he's making a sci-fi thriller, a ghost story, a gory horror film or a metaphysical musing on the nature of good and evil.
December 15, 2018
There is little to recommend in this nonsensical, repulsively gory outer-space yarn other than moody interiors and a few adequate special effects.
December 15, 2018
The pits.
December 15, 2018
A loud and nasty hunk of science-fiction horror.
December 15, 2018
Climax follows climax until the weary viewer wants to cry, "Stop, already!"
December 15, 2018
The sets are indeed terrific and the special effects quite remarkable, as the chill of the uncertain future is mixed with a steamy gothic past. But, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, never have so many done so much to such little purpose.
December 15, 2018
But, to its credit, Event Horizon never pretends to be anything other than a series of highly efficient rip-offs.
December 15, 2018
Very early on, this defective dramatic vehicle runs out of fuel, degenerates into a slasher/Hellraiser wannabe and self- destructs among explosions, flames and streams of blood.
December 15, 2018
Director Anderson gets points for skillfully choreographing all of this, but he loses them for a consistent desire to brutalize the audience.
December 15, 2018
Don't worry, it's not you. It really doesn't make any sense.
December 15, 2018
By the time the story gets rolling, the filmmakers are trying unsuccessfully to scare the audience with sudden loud noises and gallon upon gallon of fake blood.
December 15, 2018
The film is content to relentlessly scream "Boo!" behind the audience's back rather than provide any real thrills
December 15, 2018
In space, apparently, no one can hear you direct.
December 15, 2018
[Anderson] has little feeling for suspense - instead he lays on the violence and gore with a trowel and diminishing returns are the result.
December 15, 2018
Anderson's attempt to show the world that Britain could do big-budget sci-fi just as well as Hollywood may have fizzled at the box office, but it's still a relatively effective deep space frightener.
December 15, 2018
Whether all the mind games, blood 'n' guts and loud bangs scare you or not depends on your tolerance of gore and horror, but director Paul Anderson keeps the picture stealthy and dark, aided by a crashing score from Mark Kamen.
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