Box art for Mirrors

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%
    reviews counted: 12
    see all Mirrors reviews
  • Audience

    45%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Alexandre Aja keeps the suspense tight for most of the movie, only to fritter it away in an overblown ending.

- Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, Monday, August 18, 2008

Rotten: How could horror be so dull?

- Bruce Demara, Toronto Star, Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rotten: This remake of a South Korean movie ultimately provides fewer scares than the average aging baby boomer feels every time they look into a reflective surface.

- Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, Monday, August 18, 2008

Audience Reviews

3 stars

A fairly original storyline (albeit a remake), although there are plenty of cliche moments, the film iself is slightly drawn out, but some of the creepy bits do play on your mind. A watchable film, but lacked a little scare factor that could so easily have been added, enjoyed the less predictable type of ending.

- 76Majikat, Saturday, May 14, 2011

3 stars

It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. But I'm not really sorry about that because I was afraid it was going to feed my paranoia about mirrors when it's dark in the house, and fortunately it didn't. The story is a little weak, the characters are a little shallow. But it is a good movie to watch on a Friday or Saturday night when there nothing on TV.

- Saxia, Monday, February 21, 2011

3 stars

Mirrors had some good gore and a fun plot, but I hated the ending.

- theylovealexis, Tuesday, November 9, 2010