House of Wax

Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 36
  2. Negative: 10 out of 36
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  1. 38
    For Hilton haters, the stupid and grotesque remake of House of Wax will only stoke their schadenfreude.
  2. 30
    Related to the 1953 Vincent Price film in name, embalming technique and Warner Bros. pedigree only, the new House of Wax is a dreary, predictable tale.
  3. You'll be rooting for these people to get slaughtered out of sheer boredom.
  4. Overlong, unscary, poorly paced and banally written.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    25
    When the cast starts wondering where the roadkill is, someone says, "Follow the smell." Good tip: That's how you'll know where Wax is playing.
  6. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    25
    A sadistically bland entertainment that oversells its reveals and lets its suspense drip so long that it would be nice if something (anything!) happened.
  7. 25
    Purists, be warned: This scare-flick quickie has as much relation to the 1953 Vincent Price classic with the same title as Paris Hilton does to acting.
  8. Weak, obligatory stabs at humor make it more generic than it might've been.
  9. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    20
    Direly predictable, with candle-drip pacing and a pervasive unpleasantness.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 206 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 52
  2. Negative: 15 out of 52
  1. Sep 26, 2011
    3
    The wax statues were well-done as well as the ghost town. And I must admit that I had some chills but, even them weren't enough to compensateThe wax statues were well-done as well as the ghost town. And I must admit that I had some chills but, even them weren't enough to compensate the bad acting (except for Cuthbert) and poor storyline. Full Review »
  2. Jul 13, 2015
    10
    .......................................................................74 Idiotas.................................................................................................................................74 Idiotas.......................................................... que não.......................... sabem o que é filme de terror............................... ainda mais ................................recheado de cenas de ação Full Review »
  3. Jan 22, 2013
    9
    A movie very unpredictable and full of gore and scenes that will leave you open-mouthed.