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MirrorMask Reviews

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Timothy Knight
Reel.com
October 1, 2005
[There is] little to hold your interest beyond the surreal imagery and occasional flashes of droll wit.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 1, 2005
See this film.
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
October 1, 2005
one would think that getting beyond the mere weird would something they and the Henson shop could do. "MirrorMask" proves that, at present, they cannot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
September 30, 2005
Other efforts of this sort have succumbed to terminal whimsy, but director Dave McKean gives us enough reminders of the girl's fragile emotional state to provide some grounding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
September 30, 2005
Often feels embalmed by art direction and needless exposition. It also begins with a sock puppet sequence, which more experienced filmmakers would have known is among the best ways to start a movie off on the wrong foot.
| Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2005
The densely worked-over look of this dark, hugely stylish fairy tale directed by mixed-media artist and first-time filmmaker Dave McKean is ultimately more absorbing than the story.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 30, 2005
Too strange and disjointed to attract much of an audience, but its astonishing visuals showcase a major new talent: first-time feature director and book illustrator Dave McKean.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
September 30, 2005
Like many dreams, you won't remember it when you wake up.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
September 30, 2005
A blur of arty effects.
| Original Score: C+
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 30, 2005
One of the most visually stunning, imaginative fantasies in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
September 30, 2005
If you can fall into it, you should be amazed, if not enchanted.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 30, 2005
Aggressive visual invention is rarely its own reward, and this movie does nothing to better the odds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 30, 2005
I love the look and creativity of this film. Too bad the story isn't something worth dreaming about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 30, 2005
McKean, who both directed and designed the film, employs an array of techniques -- cel animation, computer animation and puppetry -- in wild and witty variations.
| Original Score: 4/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
September 30, 2005
Some very creative comic book artistry morphs into a film but fails to find significant connection with the sought after unconscious.
| Original Score: 6/10

E! Online
September 30, 2005
Sometimes art direction really is enough.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 30, 2005
I struggled mightily to stay awake through large stretches of Mirrormask.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.8/10
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com
September 30, 2005
Inarguably a visual masterpiece, its story has been so stretched past all barriers of comprehension it leaves its viewers bewildered about what they experienced.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
September 29, 2005
Its quaintness probably stands as its most recommending characteristic.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Shawn Adler
IGN Movies
September 29, 2005
Plays less like a cohesive film and more like a collection of amazing scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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