Wes Craven Presents Wishmaster
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An evil genie, the Djinn (Andrew Divoff), escapes from an ancient statue and wreaks havoc in this horror film from director Robert Kurtzman. The devious Djinn can regain human form permanently if he grants someone three wishes. The Djinn at first is trapped in a statue, which falls and cracks open when a drunken worker unloads it from a ship. The genie is inside a precious gem that a puzzled pawnbroker gives to university gemologist Josh (Tony Crane). The Djinn kills Josh, and Josh's friend and colleague Alexandra Amberson (Tammy Lauren), who had been resisting Josh's romantic… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Includes an all-star horror cast."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"It will be of interest to none but goreheads, who are likely to find the gore rather cheesy."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"Gimmicky but smart horror film."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (cleveland.com)
"Gruesome, nasty and mean-spirited, with emphasis on gory, gooey special effects."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"There's not a single interesting character in the whole film."
‑ Madeleine Williams, Cinematter
"My best advice to anyone reading this review -- even someone who considers himself or herself a fan of horror movies -- is to stay away."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Very kick ass"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"...two times zero doesn't add up to much."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Sends viewers screaming into the lobby demanding refunds."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"watching with friends, especially the sort you open with a ring-pull, as it's more likely to raise shrieks of laughter than horror."
‑ Chris Hewitt (UK), Empire Magazine
"An extravaganza of bad special effects and worse acting"
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"A bunch of elaborate gore bits surrounded by a whole lot of stupidity."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Makeup artist-turned-director Robert Kurtzman splashes around as much blood as possible to cover up the fact that 'Wishmaster's' script is about as consistently terrifying as 'Pocahontas.'"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"If you put Wes Craven's name on a dog turd, that doesn't make it a croissant."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"What ensues is a pageant of special effect set-pieces where innocents are flayed, morphed and disfigured beyond belief and in extreme close-up."
‑ , E! Online
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