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4.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 138 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 138
  2. Negative: 68 out of 138

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  1. Sep 28, 2014
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  2. Sep 27, 2014
    0
    One of the blandest horror movies of the last decade.
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  3. Sep 27, 2014
    0
    Horror remakes usually don't improve upon the original or outdo the original. This remake is an insult
    to the 1953 classic with Vincent Price. ---------
  4. Sep 27, 2014
    0
    A banal horror movie with weak acting and hokey jump scenes that have no impact.
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  5. Sep 27, 2014
    0
    One of the weakest movies of 2005.
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  6. Sep 27, 2014
    0
    I would rate this movie with at least a rating but it isn't worth it. There is some action but the movie lacks
    originality and the original is a classic this is very sub par.
  7. Mar 21, 2013
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The only take-away is seeing Paris Hilton getting a spear impaled through her head.


    The movie on its own is incredibly dull, and the characters are extremely unlikeable, case in point with Paris Hilton, who at-least gets killed off in a hilarious way. The horror is really dull too. You'd think a film relying on a town full of "wax figures" would be able to employ some great horror feeling, but all it pulls off is lackluster fluff.
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  8. Aug 14, 2012
    1
    One of the worst films of all time. Bottom line for the poor performance of Paris Hilton. Does she really think that's an actress? Note 1. Because dying to see Paris Hilton always worthwhile.
  9. 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 compensate the bad acting (except for Cuthbert) and poor storyline.
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
  1. 50
    The problem is that the writing is too weak for me to come close to recommending it.
  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. Overlong, unscary, poorly paced and banally written.