In the Mouth of Madness
In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

In this horror movie, insurance investigator John Trent has gone off the deep end. As he tells his story to his psychiatrist, the shrink recognizes that his tale is not unique, for such events are happening everywhere. Trent believes that… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: February 8, 2000
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A thinking person's horror picture that dares to be as cerebral as it is visceral.

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James Berardinelli

Confusing, weird, and not very involving.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

best of the post-cold war carpenter movies

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

One wonders how In the Mouth of Madness might have turned out if the script had contained even a little more wit and ambition.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A memorable masterpiece.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not Carpenter's worst, but it tries.

John Hartl

A stylized collection of well-timed shockers, helped along by the contributions of its capable cast.

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Finely attuned to the disquieting realm of the irrational.

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Fred Topel

Too all over the place to be effectively scary. I suppose it's an accurate portrait of insanity, but too hard to follow.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Soft like yellow baby poop. Apparently, the only thing worse than being stuck in a hack Sutter Cane story is being stuck in a hack John Carpenter movie.
Mark Walker
After "The Thing" in 1982 and "Prince Of Darkness" in 1987, director John Carpenter completed his self-titled 'Apocalypse trilogy'… More
Phil Hubbs
Now this is your complete John Carpenter experience right here, the perfect type of film for his crazy ass imagination. Everything Carpenter made prior to this… More
Bruce Bruce
What started out as a pretty good film turned into a disaster midway thru the movie. Not much here, but some pretty good special effects and costumes. 2 stars
Greg S
An insurance investigator investigates the disappearance of a bestselling horror novelist whose books have the power to drive men mad. The pioneering… More
El Hombre Invisible
I enjoy this one very much. It didn't do to well at the box office and critics and fans alike have panned this. I've always had a feeling that over… More

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