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MirrorMask Reviews

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October 21, 2005
A 30-minute idea wrapped in a 100-minute movie. It's a jewel box filled with cubic zirconia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2005
I struggled mightily to stay awake through large stretches of Mirrormask.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.8/10
September 29, 2005
The movie is a triumph of visual invention, but it gets mired in its artistry and finally becomes just a whole lot of great stuff to look at while the plot puts the heroine through a few basic moves over and over again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 21, 2005
The narrative is simplistic and lacking in energy, and the characters are sketched instead of fully formed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 29, 2005
Mirrormask is as breathtakingly beautiful to behold as it is tedious to slog through.
October 20, 2005
The story is such a mess, it's no wonder so many characters are running around hiding their faces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 29, 2005
this admittedly stupendous-looking film deserves quite a lot of credit for trying, even if the end result never quite makes it
| Original Score: 3/5
June 10, 2005
An amalgamation of so many disparate artistic influences that any hint of originality ultimately stems less from creative invention than imaginative synthesis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 28, 2005
Could be Exhibit A for anyone arguing the case that modern filmmaking lacks a strong sense of story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 13, 2005
Many graphic novels are being turned into movies these days. MirrorMask is a movie that would work better as a graphic novel.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
September 29, 2005
Its quaintness probably stands as its most recommending characteristic.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 27, 2005
The film galumphs along in static panels, prioritizing flash over thought, hyperextending a story that would barely sustain a children's picture book.
September 29, 2005
The eye is sated, but the mind wanders.
Read More | Original Score: D+
September 29, 2005
The fever-dream universe cooked up by McKean is so brimming with off-the-wall imagination, one wishes it weren't all so hard to penetrate.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 29, 2005
So single-minded in its reach for fantasy, it becomes the genre's evil opposite: banality.
September 29, 2005
If MirrorMask is a marvel of visual ingenuity, its monochromatic panoramas are too busy and flat to yield an illusion of depth or to convey a feeling of characters moving in space.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
A blur of arty effects.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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
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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