Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
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  1. It's scary. It's well-acted. It's filmed with a degree of flash and elegance.
  2. Stinks from the Earth to the moon.
  3. 60
    Chilly, muted and refreshingly free of cheap shocks, this stylish psychological horror tale is greatly enhanced by subtle (acting) performances.
  4. 30
    The finished product is as predictably dull as a newborn's soft spot.
  5. Nothing but mood... it simply has too few surprises to justify its indulgent atmosphere of malignant revelation.
  6. 50
    Far from unwatchable. It's not a good movie but at least, on its own schlocky terms, the story makes sense (which is a lot more than you can say for "The Sixth Sense").
  7. Depp moves through the film suavely and imperturbably, never letting the particulars bog him down.
  8. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Aggressively stylish but dramatically flaccid.
  9. 30
    This hypersleek film is surprisingly lax for its first half... The ending is dumb.
  10. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    30
    Langorous and oddly detached... a mess.
  11. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    20
    One of the least endurable films of 1999.
  12. 20
    Houston, we have a problem. It's called The Astronaut's Wife and it's an utterly predictable rip-off of classic '60s and '70s exercises in paranoia, from "Rosemary's Baby" to "The Parallax View."
  13. Could have been written by a computer programmed to cannibalize previous sci-fi films.
  14. Reviewed by: Andy Seiler
    50
    Allen Daviau's cinematography is so striking that the movie would probably play better with the sound off.
  15. Reviewed by: Phoebe Flowers
    25
    (Theron) and Depp give lazy, almost irrelevant performances... resolutely unmoving.
  16. A moderately diverting thriller that builds suspense and entertains effectively... strongest selling point is Charlize Theron.
User Score
4.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Jul 24, 2013
    1
    I always bring this film this film up when talking to my wife about the worst film I have ever watched. No redeeming features at all. One ofI always bring this film this film up when talking to my wife about the worst film I have ever watched. No redeeming features at all. One of the few movies I have wanted to walk out on. Full Review »
  2. Jul 29, 2012
    3
    Not A Good Movie At All!
  3. Apr 17, 2015
    5
    Charlize Theron and Johnny Deep appeared in the film and carry out their duties however the movie sin in history and achievement. CharlizeCharlize Theron and Johnny Deep appeared in the film and carry out their duties however the movie sin in history and achievement. Charlize gave life to this movie. not enought Full Review »