The Messengers Reviews

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July 6, 2010
Thai twin-brother directors Oxide and Danny Pang did primo horror work on 2002's Hong Kong cornea-transplant flick The Eye, but on their first American film their atmospheric efforts are usurped by a brain-dead script that seems written by a 12-year-old.
July 15, 2008
There are flashes of good imagery in The Messengers, but [they] work better in the trailer, unencumbered by the dreary plot.
May 5, 2008
Patchwork filmmaking designed by a corporate mentality devoted only to the defense of the lowest common denominator. The viewer is assumed to be stupid and easily duped.
February 26, 2008
The only message worth relaying about The Messengers is: Avoid.
January 16, 2008
Um filme falho (especialmente com relação ao seu roteiro), mas que oferece belos exemplos do dom que os cineastas têm para criar planos e cenas perturbadores.
January 4, 2008
A film so filled with clichés of the genre and plot points so dumb that even a novice would end up laughing.
July 22, 2007
Una más de niños que ven fantasmas, totalmente insignificante y olvidable y plagada de lugares comunes que ya no asustan ni sorprenden a nadie.
June 25, 2007
The problem with The Messengers is that it simply doesn't offer up much of anything new.
June 18, 2007
The scares have been booby-trapped brilliantly throughout it.
June 13, 2007
...irredeemably uneventful and - ultimately - hopelessly derivative...
May 28, 2007
The MessengersI/i> is textbook, and the course it's teaching is HSL: Horror as a Second Language.
April 21, 2007
Yet not even the Pang brothers' sense of panache can redeem what is a lame script by Mark Wheaton.
April 7, 2007
It's pretty ordinary genre stuff.
April 6, 2007
It's like a movie premonition - you've seen it all before.
April 5, 2007
Many of the images feel over-familiar, and the shocks a mite too forced.
April 5, 2007
Derivative but enjoyable horror flick with stylish direction, an intriguing mystery and strong performances from its cast.
April 3, 2007
Gaping plot holes, a tacked-on ending and a twist that belongs in a different movie.
March 15, 2007
Though The Messengers stands above its ilk, the filmmakers work with too limited a tone, and restrained a sense of exploration, to bring it to life.
March 3, 2007
Families who see this film should talk about the importance of trust between parents and children.
March 3, 2007
No one says, "Gimme the bat, Wendy," or, "Here's Johnny!" But they come close.
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