Wishmaster (1997)

"Be careful what you wish for; you just may get it." Such is the ominous theme underlying this extremely gruesome horror outing. Though horrormeister Wes Craven's name appears prominently in the film's promotional bits,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 19, 1997
DVD 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.

Dale Winogura
Boxoffice Magazine

A lukewarm stew of supernatural horror, mythical fantasy and gratuitous gore.

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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.