Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    63
    Actually a marked improvement over the plodding and confusing original.
  2. The movie could have been a lot scarier.
  3. A minor chiller and major downer from the talented Alexandre Aja.
  4. Director Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension, The Hills Have Eyes) keeps the suspense tight for most of the movie, only to fritter it away in an overblown ending.
  5. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    50
    An occasionally inventive but ultimately plodding horror film.
  6. This remake of a South Korean movie ultimately provides fewer scares than the average aging baby boomer feels every time they look into a reflective surface.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    40
    An empty enterprise that provides a few moments of goofy fun, Mirrors reflects back nothing.
  8. 33
    The film looks to do for reflective surfaces what "Amityville 4" did for killer lamps.
  9. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    30
    Softcore horror at best, failed allegory at worst, Mirrors reflects little beyond Splat Pack auteur Alexandre Aja's desire to push his genre into less punishing and more profitable territory.
  10. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    30
    It's a mystery why Sutherland attached himself to this dour, muddled thriller.
  11. 25
    The gore is so badly done that it's borderline comical and poor lighting passes for "atmosphere."
  12. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    25
    At nearly two hours, Mirrors is overlong for a summer horror toss-off, and the movie's three or four false endings make it seem even more of a haul.
  13. An effective sound design enhances several of the film's sudden frights, and Sutherland, who appears in almost every scene, is a predictably solid presence.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 9 out of 29
  1. OliverR
    May 4, 2009
    10
    I Thought it was very Jumpy, and a great film to watch in the dark, why all these bad reviews?
  2. Nov 14, 2012
    5
    This movie is bad in general .... But it is well made.
  3. Mar 20, 2015
    8
    With some gruesome deaths,great acting performances and interesting and original story,mirrors had everything to keep the viewer entertainedWith some gruesome deaths,great acting performances and interesting and original story,mirrors had everything to keep the viewer entertained but,unfortunately,the movie falls in the classical clich├ęs. Full Review »