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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

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

- theylovealexis, Tuesday, November 9, 2010

4 stars

I was always afraid of mirror in real life. I used to see some dumb scary Hindi serial on TV and they used some "blah" effect about mirror (where your reflection start haunting you) and I used to be frightened (well I was a kid and used to sleep alone...boo). This movie scared me to death I tell you (and if I compare this with my childhood seen serial, it would be like comparing a mosquito with an Elephant). I didn't expected it to be that much frightening but it proved me wrong. I like scary movie. The story, atmosphere, acting, makeup, etc everything was awesome. The most scariest part was Angela Carson's (Amy Smart) death. After watching that part, I kinda felt weird when watching my own mirror (yes it's easy to scare me). I do recommend it to watch. But don't watch it alone.

- 3niR, Sunday, July 11, 2010

3 stars

Mirrors is a pretty interesting concept for a horror film. Instead of the of a haunted house, we are experiencing terror in an abandoned haunted department store that was once an asylum. A very interesting story unfolds. However this type of film has been done many times over, and is not original. Alexandre Aja, the man responsible for The Hills Have Eyes remake helms this project, and with his expertise, gives it a dark, eerie atmosphere that makes you uncomfortable, very much like Hills have eyes. Kiefer Sutherland gives a decent enough performance, but unfortunately the film relies too much on CGI effects to create it's horror, and thus Mirrors is an ordinary average horror film with barely no payoff in the end. Its a great looking film however, but the rest is average.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Saturday, June 12, 2010