Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. 91
    Mirrormask is a gorgeous psychedelic cameo of a movie.
  2. This dazzling reverie of a kids-and-adults movie, an unusual collaboration between lord-of-the-cult multimedia artist Dave McKean and king-of-the-comics Neil Gaiman (The Sandman), has something to astonish everyone.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Sep 12, 2014
    7
    Not the kind of story I expected it to be, but good nonetheless. The visual side was artistically crude, but that was the whole point, andNot the kind of story I expected it to be, but good nonetheless. The visual side was artistically crude, but that was the whole point, and gave the movie more credibility. The plot got a little unexplained and hurried at times, but I personally liked this version of "worlds within worlds" a lot. Great acting, and the common themes were handled with an air of freshness. Full Review »
  2. Feb 20, 2014
    9
    Strange yet beautiful film. I love the look, the music, and the story. I enjoyed this movie a lot more than Pan's Labyrinth (which was alsoStrange yet beautiful film. I love the look, the music, and the story. I enjoyed this movie a lot more than Pan's Labyrinth (which was also strange yet beautiful). Full Review »
  3. Aug 10, 2013
    6
    Very theatrical, almost stage-like and a visual treat, though Gaiman's writing is as derivative and formulaic as ever. The star of the show isVery theatrical, almost stage-like and a visual treat, though Gaiman's writing is as derivative and formulaic as ever. The star of the show is seeing Dave McKean's artwork in motion. Full Review »