Metascore
17

Overwhelming dislike - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 10 out of 14
  1. If you like gore, this is the movie for you.
  2. 50
    The gilt-and-grime setting is eerily atmospheric, and screenwriter Dan Madigan has a nicely sick sense of humor.
  3. 40
    The killer in this nasty yet taut slice-and-dice 'em horror flick is a collector of eyeballs, which he removes from his screaming victims with an efficient single swooping motion of his talon-like index finger. If that image makes you grin not cringe, then this movie's for you.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    40
    Throats are ripped, heads are crushed and limbs are severed with brutal efficiency throughout See No Evil, but that's not nearly enough to dispel the sense of deja vu that pervades this generic slasher thriller.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Generic teen dice-and-slice with interior design by way of ''Saw." The movie's tight and reasonably well shot, though, and there are flashes of nasty invention between the ritual guttings.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    30
    A flavorless snack, time filler until "Saw III" and "Hostel 2" are served up.
  7. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    30
    See No Evil devolves into an increasingly bloody and creative string of butcherings and impalings.
  8. 25
    Hippolyte subsequently reinvented himself first as a director of baroque erotic thrillers and then as music-video maestro to pop tarts like Britney Spears, but stalk-and-slash horror -- for all its porn-movie rhythms -- appears to have defeated him.
  9. Reviewed by: Felix Vasques Jr.
    20
    A ridiculous messy Z grade film that should have been released straight to video.
  10. 16
    A punishingly awful slasher film with monosyllabic banter dreadful enough to make viewers yearn for the sophisticated repartee of earlier Dark efforts like "White Bunbusters."
  11. Grim, bloody and relentless, without even a spark of fun or intelligence, Evil is barely good enough for late-night cable.
  12. 0
    It's hard to believe that the distributors of See No Evil were so afraid of what critics would say about their movie that they refused to provide advance screenings. The movie's target viewers aren't the type who read reviews, if they read at all.
  13. 0
    Unlike former porn auteur Gregory Dark's semenal 1985 cumshot opus "New Wave Hookers", this rote exercise in slasher-film tedium holds zero surprises and is about as arousing as Tracy Lords' singing career.
  14. As the killer, who plucks out his victims' eyeballs, Kane, the seven-foot bald WWE wrestler who's like a modern Tor Johnson, is so inept he's more cuddly than terrifying.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 14 out of 27
  1. CaraR.
    Dec 22, 2006
    10
    I love gorry movies and horror flicks, this is definetly my fave.
  2. Jul 27, 2014
    3
    See No Evil is the film that started it all for WWE films, and with a sequel due out later this year, I figured I'd give it a shot. The WWESee No Evil is the film that started it all for WWE films, and with a sequel due out later this year, I figured I'd give it a shot. The WWE films have been surprisingly good, but I think See No Evil is what most people expected when they heard WWE was going into the film business. Kane stars as a mad man, held up in an old abandoned hotel. Chaos quickly ensues, when a group of teenage delinquents are assigned to fix up the hotel, as part of their community service. Kane is a perfect villain, as he is a huge scary guy, however, he plays a character that has all of two lines the whole film. Being that this was WWE's first venture into the film business, they weren't able to get anyone of name to support him, and there were some awful performances, by young actors in their debut roles. This film was a just a very basic, generic, slasher film, that we've all seen a million times. There is nothing of note and it was quite boring and unimaginative. I can only hope with the development of their films division, that WWE and Kane can come up with something better for the sequel. Full Review »
  3. Jun 2, 2014
    6
    I was reading the comments and I was like **** this movie looks horrible.But i watch it to see what kind of movie it was. And,i was reallyI was reading the comments and I was like **** this movie looks horrible.But i watch it to see what kind of movie it was. And,i was really surprised because it's not that bad.I agreed the effects are really horrible but there is a lot of action and the actors were not that bad. Full Review »