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Mirrors

action & adventure, horror, thrillers


From the director of The Hills Have Eyes comes the terrifying story of troubled ex-cop who must save his family from an unspeakable evil that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    14%
  • Audience Score
    45%

common sense

NOT FOR KIDS 0
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
4 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

Brutal horror movie offers little to reflect on.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this brutal horror movie is graphically, grotesquely, and grimly violent, featuring extensive sequences of special-effects gore. Disturbing, gory images are lingered over, and the film's magical-mirror plotline -- in which mystical reflection images are recreated in the real world -- means that, in many cases, viewers literally get to see the same horrifically violent acts twice. There's also a demonic-possession element to the plot, as well as a bit of sexuality, some strong language, and references to a drinking problem.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the nature and character of bloody horror films. Why does Hollywood make them, and what purpose do they serve? This movie -- like The Ring, The Grudge, and Pulse -- is a remake of an Asian horror film; why has Hollywood found Asian horror films so worthy of re-visitation over the past few years? Do violent horror films release negative emotional energy or create it? Can violent, graphic images in films like this desensitize viewers? Does it matter whether the goriness seems "over the top"?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    14%
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  • Audience

    45%

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Considering the large amount of lame or stupid horror films in recent years, this is actually one of the better ones. The idea of a haunted house may not be entirely new, but the fact that every mirroring surface turns into a threat has potential and is being used accordingly, creating a great atmosphere of paranoia and threat. The film has its strongest moments when Sutherland is channeling Jack Bauer, working on solving the riddle of cursed mirrors. The showdown is a bit too much on the conventional side. While the final twist is not entirely logic it's not as forced or stupid as often in this genre. So fans of horror should definitely enjoy this.

- ironclad1609, Tuesday, April 26, 2011

2 stars

Interesting concept enough... but Kiefer seriously has to drop the "Jack Bauer" persona, it reeked of it. And of course, Bauer gets owned by the mirrors. XD Jokes aside, an original idea for horror, but nothing new in the end. Freakish though, but predicatable.... though gruesome. Loved the part where the jaw gets ripped off.... Anyways, it was convulted at times and the ending was weird - supernatural possession is a psychotic thing as you'll see, but it could have been better in so many ways... the final twist though was okay, but kinda funny, I laughed. *shrugs. Forgettable.

- KhrisP, Wednesday, May 13, 2009

1 star

The biggest surprise of this film is that they managed to adapt a remake into this sequel to 24. Jack Bauer is now living a normal life as a mall security guard. He's changed his names, but not his tactics. He runs around SHOUTING when he should be talking and whispering when he should be SHOUTING. The paranormal aspects are a brave, but also ridiculous departure from the TV series. The mirrors don't quite measure up to the best villains of the series and the film fails to establish or stick to any rules. A useless remake, cash-in, spin off. Whatever you want to call it.

- kiriyamakazou, Friday, June 12, 2009