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The Messengers Reviews

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Clint Morris
Moviehole
June 18, 2007
The scares have been booby-trapped brilliantly throughout it.
| Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
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
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
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
Top Critic
Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
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
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 3, 2007
Viewers who prefer to see blood splattering and internal organs being sliced and diced will be disappointed.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4

Baltimore Sun
February 3, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jim Hemphill
Reel.com
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
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
Staci Layne Wilson
Sci-Fi Weekly
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-
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
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
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter
July 15, 2008
There are flashes of good imagery in The Messengers, but [they] work better in the trailer, unencumbered by the dreary plot.
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
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
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
February 26, 2008
The only message worth relaying about The Messengers is: Avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
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
Stax
IGN Movies
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 13, 2007
...irredeemably uneventful and - ultimately - hopelessly derivative...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Ty Burr
Dallas Morning News
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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