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The Messengers Reviews

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June 18, 2007
The scares have been booby-trapped brilliantly throughout it.
| Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2007
Derivative but enjoyable horror flick with stylish direction, an intriguing mystery and strong performances from its cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2007
The worst part of this film is its advertising; don't let the studio's lack of faith in their own ghost story ruin a clever little thriller for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
February 5, 2007
With The Messengers, the Pang brothers devise scenes so scary that they stain the imagination and never scrub out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 3, 2007
Viewers who prefer to see blood splattering and internal organs being sliced and diced will be disappointed.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
February 3, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 2, 2007
The Messengers is still worth seeing for the strength of its first half and for the consistently solid performances, but the sense of unrealized potential is tough to ignore.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2007
The first half is very well done, making it one of the best haunted house movies since The Grudge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 2, 2007
The Pang Brothers' sense of style often overcomes the lack of substance in this derivative scarefest.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
February 1, 2007
The Messengers does deliver on jump scares, compelling characters, top-notch acting from the entire cast, nice atmosphere and excellent cinematography augmented by a lush color palette.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 26, 2008
The only message worth relaying about The Messengers is: Avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 25, 2007
The problem with The Messengers is that it simply doesn't offer up much of anything new.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 13, 2007
...irredeemably uneventful and - ultimately - hopelessly derivative...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 28, 2007
The MessengersI/i> is textbook, and the course it's teaching is HSL: Horror as a Second Language.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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