Lord of Illusions - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lord of Illusions Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 24, 2016
Gruesome but somewhat intelligent supernatural thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 10, 2015
Clive Barker is the Douglas Sirk of splatter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Beck
December 15, 2014
Sadly, with Lord of Illusions, Clive Barker stumbles into the same pitfalls he did when he made Nightbreed just five years earlier. It's dull, unengaging, and features a plot that is stretched out far past its breaking point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
It's a sad day for both fright fans and the man Stephen King once prophesied was "the future of horror".
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 8, 2008
a cool flick from the master of grotesque
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 13, 2005
A terrific little horror film expertly renderd from Barker's own short story.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
May 19, 2004
Better than people give it credit for, especially if the viewer fully appreciates the gay subtext.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 27, 2003
Odd, but not uninteresting horror opus from Clive Barker.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin A. Ranson
April 6, 2003
High concept, wavering script, completely weird.
| Original Score: 3/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
January 16, 2003
A shocking, thrilling, anything goes film noir bloodbath that even has a baboon as a character!
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
Part Noir, Part Scarefest....Prepare to be Blown Away by it's uniqueness
| Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Lord of Illusions is also quite repulsive, as it mixes the '40s-style film noir detective genre with ritual killings and supernatural demons.
Top Critic
Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Barker's visual side dominates its literary equivalent this time out, resulting in a time-killer that may amuse fans until illusion is shattered by the rolling of the end credits.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Emanuel Levy
August 22, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
April 21, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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