In the Mouth of Madness
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A thinking person's horror picture that dares to be as cerebral as it is visceral."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Confusing, weird, and not very involving."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"best of the post-cold war carpenter movies"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Kind of scary return to form for Carpenter."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"The names are big, but the payoff is small."
‑ David Armstrong, San Francisco Examiner
"One wonders how In the Mouth of Madness might have turned out if the script had contained even a little more wit and ambition."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A memorable masterpiece."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Not Carpenter's worst, but it tries."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Carpenter can't establish the kind of welling dread that Lovecraft conjured, so he shifts to makeup and pyrotechnics."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"After awhile, the redundancies begin to hamper the narrative, and it becomes rather tiresome."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A stylized collection of well-timed shockers, helped along by the contributions of its capable cast."
‑ John Hartl, Film.com
"Finely attuned to the disquieting realm of the irrational."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Too all over the place to be effectively scary. I suppose it's an accurate portrait of insanity, but too hard to follow."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"This is terror at its most delicious."
‑ Almar Haflidason, BBC.com
"Limp performances and ludicrous special effects remove this study of reality from any sense of it."
‑ Madeleine Williams, Cinematter
More reviews for In the Mouth of Madness on Rotten Tomatoes

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