Messages (2007)

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Jeff Fahey, best known as the star of The Lawnmower Man, headlines director David Fairman's supernaturally-tinged psychological thriller Messages. The actor stars as Richard Murray, a forensic pathologist in charge of the local mortuary, who lost his wife in a tragic road accident. When a series of bodies turns up - all women, and all brutally murdered - the Los Angeles Police Department assigns a detective to the case; meanwhile, Richard grapples with both troublesome memories of his late wife and the discovery that mysterious messages are cropping up on his email server, all apparently originating with the murder victims. As he delves ever deeper into the case, he arrives at the sudden, shocking conclusion that he knew each of the women, and worries that he might have rubbed them out in a drunken state, as he concurrently (and paradoxically) makes valiant attempts to reach the next victim before the killer. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Mystery & Suspense
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In Theaters:
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Critic Reviews for Messages

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

It's easy to see why this piffle had to be independently financed - no film company executive in its right mind would have touched it with a barge pole.

Full Review… | June 14, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

The horror, the horror: this Brit chiller is a strong contender for worst film of the year.

Full Review… | June 15, 2007
Total Film

Quite the worst supernatural thriller ever made starring Jeff Fahey. This is saying something.

Full Review… | June 14, 2007
Daily Telegraph (UK)

It's lit and shot disastrously and, most problematically, it's completely devoid of scares.

Full Review… | June 14, 2007
Times (UK)

If it's spine-chilling horror you're after, move along, but if you're looking for unintentional laughs then this'll take some beating.

Full Review… | June 14, 2007
Film4

A catalogue of horror cinema crimes.

Full Review… | June 14, 2007

Audience Reviews for Messages

An absolutely [i]horrible[/i] British film about a police detective that gets messages from the victims of a serial killer.... messages from [i]beyond the grave[/i]! I dunno - this movie is like... worse than a [i]Lifetime [/i]movie (and apparently [i]Lifetime[/i] movies have a bigger budget too). Not only are people miscast, I didn't care about [i]anyone[/i] in the film ("I don't care if he kills all you losers!"). And if you don't figure out who the killer is in the first 10 minutes, you probably took the short bus to school. I want my 96 minutes back!

Jim Cofer
Jim Cofer

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