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children & family, sci-fi & fantasy

MirrorMask is the story of Helena, who works for the family circus, and wishes-quite ironically-that she could run away and join real life

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The story is interesting, in a twisted fairytale sort of way, but the novelty of this dream world does eventually wear off, and we're left checking our watches.

- Brian Webster, Apollo Guide, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: It's a near-flawless marriage of content and form, a movie that kids, adults and graduate students of computer imagery will all have their own reasons to love.

- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Thursday, October 13, 2005


- Dave Calhoun, Time Out New York, Thursday, August 16, 2007

Audience Reviews

4 stars

This is a really splendid visual feast. Neil Gaiman's story, Jim Hensons Company and Davie Mckea produce a wonderful feast for the eyes with a nifty little fantasy story. Well done.

- jmanard52, Tuesday, July 8, 2008

3 stars

With her mother due to undergo surgery, a circus girl enters a dream where an evil queen and a good queen fight for control of a magical land (and for the girl's soul, obviously). It's virtues mildly outweigh its faults and its hard to dislike, but this LABYRINTH-style psychological coming-of-age fantasy is extremely uneven, right down to the extremely imaginative but often fake-looking CGI design.

- 366weirdmovies, Sunday, September 19, 2010

3 stars

Some of the visuals were kind of cool, but I really don't see much of a point in this film.

- djdemersseman, Wednesday, March 24, 2010