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In the Mouth of Madness Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
One wonders how In the Mouth of Madness might have turned out if the script had contained even a little more wit and ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Confusing, weird, and not very involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Uninvolving, abysmally scripted horror picture.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Cheesy horror celebrating the power of cheesy horror, while pretending to be appalled.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Carpenter can't establish the kind of welling dread that Lovecraft conjured, so he shifts to makeup and pyrotechnics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
October 30, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
October 17, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 8, 2004
Not Carpenter's worst, but it tries.
| Original Score: 2/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Limp performances and ludicrous special effects remove this study of reality from any sense of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Eventually falls apart because of its erratic plot and gaps in logic.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
After awhile, the redundancies begin to hamper the narrative, and it becomes rather tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Armstrong
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
The names are big, but the payoff is small.
Fred Topel
About.com
July 14, 2003
Too all over the place to be effectively scary. I suppose it's an accurate portrait of insanity, but too hard to follow.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Entertainment Weekly
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 22, 2010
Finely attuned to the disquieting realm of the irrational.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
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Variety
April 4, 2011
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