Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. The movie could have been a lot scarier.
  5. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    It's a mystery why Sutherland attached himself to this dour, muddled thriller.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    An empty enterprise that provides a few moments of goofy fun, Mirrors reflects back nothing.
  7. 25
    The gore is so badly done that it's borderline comical and poor lighting passes for "atmosphere."
  8. 33
    The film looks to do for reflective surfaces what "Amityville 4" did for killer lamps.
  9. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    An occasionally inventive but ultimately plodding horror film.
  10. 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.
  11. A minor chiller and major downer from the talented Alexandre Aja.
  12. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Actually a marked improvement over the plodding and confusing original.
  13. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. OliverR
    May 4, 2009
    I Thought it was very Jumpy, and a great film to watch in the dark, why all these bad reviews?
  2. Nov 14, 2012
    This movie is bad in general .... But it is well made.
  3. Jan 31, 2013
    The night watchman for an abandoned department store begins to question his sanity when he begins experiencing horrific images from within the store mirrors. As the visions transform into a terrifying reality, Ben must unravel the mystery behind the store's sordid past or face the wrath of the restless spirits within. Alexandre Aja's third foray into feature-length Horror is a considerable let down after the smash hits HIGH TENSION and THE HILLS HAVE EYES remake. MIRRORS never presents a consistent canon when it comes to the extent of the spirits' powers. First, it seems that they have the power to posses a person after looking in the mirror, then it seems they can steal the person's identity, entirely. The spirits are able to jump from the haunted location in to any other building with no established rule set, either, and their complete ability to interact with our world is dubious at best. It all seems so convenient and contrived that it becomes impossible to suspend disbelief. Kiefer Sutherland is outrageously over-the-top and can't be taken seriously in the role. Where the mirror motif offered Aja the potential to provide supreme tension and eerie atmosphere, he squanders every opportunity to unnerve the audience by using cheap shocks and excessive gore instead of a creating a slow suspense and creepy mood. The passive observer may take some pleasure in a few unexpected jumps, but it is difficult to ignore the logical inconsistencies and poor plotting. Full Review »