Box art for Puppet Master

Puppet Master

  • Rated R

independent, special interest


Alex Whittaker, played by Paul Le Mat, and three other gifted psychics are investigating rumors that the secret of life has been discovered by master puppeteer Andre Toulon.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    33%
  • Audience Score
    40%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    33%
    reviews counted: 7
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  • Audience

    40%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten:

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Rotten:

- Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

One of the strangest premises for a horror film I've seen, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

- newvogueravyn, Sunday, August 3, 2008

1 star

How does one be convincing as a psychic? I'm not to sure but what I do know is that Cate Blanchett managed it in The Gift. Here however we have a bunch of 2D emotionless vessels whose only characteristic is how their psychic powers work. The film is also slow, even during the murder scenes, editing and camera angles adding nothing to create suspense. The film does however have some excellent stop-motion animation giving the dolls an eerie unnatural set of movements. In the film they are brought to life and they just about bring the film to life.

- kiriyamakazou, Friday, June 20, 2008

3 stars

A classic Full Moon film, as a group of psychics are attacked by a group of living puppets with different abilities in gorey fashion. The backstory of the puppets concerns their master surviving the Nazi troopers. It's a good balance of story, gorey effects, frightening scenes, and stop-motion puppet effects. A classic which begins the Puppet Master saga.

- YosemiteSamFan, Sunday, July 8, 2007