The Messengers
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The MessengersI/i> is textbook, and the course it's teaching is HSL: Horror as a Second Language."
‑ Ty Burr, Dallas Morning News
"The well-amplified scares are so perfunctory as to be laughable. 'What's up with the crows?' bitches Kristen Stewart, clearly not up on her Hitchcock or any Asian thriller of the past ten years."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Time Out New York
"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."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"The only message worth relaying about The Messengers is: Avoid."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Una más de niños que ven fantasmas, totalmente insignificante y olvidable y plagada de lugares comunes que ya no asustan ni sorprenden a nadie."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"Many of the images feel over-familiar, and the shocks a mite too forced."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"The Asian-horror-movie moment feels long since passed, both here and abroad. Let our zombies walk or even sprint again! Give our creepy kids back their pupils!"
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"There are flashes of good imagery in The Messengers, but [they] work better in the trailer, unencumbered by the dreary plot."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"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."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The problem with The Messengers is that it simply doesn't offer up much of anything new."
‑ Stax, IGN Movies
"No one says, "Gimme the bat, Wendy," or, "Here's Johnny!" But they come close."
‑ Christy Lemire, Arizona Republic
"Sadly, the movie just doesn't deliver chills."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Brian Holcomb,
"A film so filled with clichés of the genre and plot points so dumb that even a novice would end up laughing."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"The scares have been booby-trapped brilliantly throughout it."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
More reviews for The Messengers on Rotten Tomatoes

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