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. 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
    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.
  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
    30
    It's a mystery why Sutherland attached himself to this dour, muddled thriller.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    40
    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
    50
    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
    63
    Actually a marked improvement over the plodding and confusing original.
  13. 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.
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28
  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. Nov 8, 2014
    5
    I'm slightly disappointed by this one. It started out as a sort of slasher, then quickly turned into investigation, then into supernatural.I'm slightly disappointed by this one. It started out as a sort of slasher, then quickly turned into investigation, then into supernatural. Slasher movies aren't necessarily my favorites, and I don't like how it quickly turned into an investigation movie and a boring one at that. Investigation in horror can be done right if it's coherent and interesting, which this one was not. The Ring is a great example of an investigation horror film. When it turned into supernatural, that was more of what I was expecting from this film, but it still wasn't terribly entertaining or even scary in the slightest. I think this went more for the "cool effects" route. Speaking of which, the mirror effects did look great, and it was probably the best part of the movie... but if the special effects are the high point of a film, I don't think you're gonna get any quality entertainment. Full Review »