Wishmaster (1997)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Includes an all-star horror cast.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

It will be of interest to none but goreheads, who are likely to find the gore rather cheesy.

Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Gimmicky but smart horror film.

James Berardinelli

My best advice to anyone reading this review -- even someone who considers himself or herself a fan of horror movies -- is to stay away.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

Very kick ass

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...two times zero doesn't add up to much.

Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

An extravaganza of bad special effects and worse acting

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Scott Weinberg

A bunch of elaborate gore bits surrounded by a whole lot of stupidity.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Wishmaster is an interesting idea for a horror flick. The film presents the viewer with the plot of an evil genie who grants you three wishes, but destroys your… More
Luke Baldock
With all the slashers that came after Scream, it's nice to see a gimmicky supernatural monster doing the rounds. Rather than haunting dreams, this guy… More
Kevin M. Williams
The director began as a makeup artist ... which means lotsa makeup effects, lots of them (its the reason for the film), but with a lame-o script there's… More
Conner Rainwater
Andrew Divoff (a.k.a Mikael from lost) made this movie worth watching. He is probably one of the best villains, but the movie suffers from cheap effects and a… More
Dean King
A fun idea for a new slasher premise, at least 3 sequels were made. The SFX do look a bit dated now and the gore effects, along with a lot of elements to the… More
Jason Spencer
A plain horror movie that gave way to many sequels. Very straight to video in my opinion.