The Messengers

Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    The Messengers is textbook, and the course it's teaching is HSL: Horror as a Second Language.
  2. 38
    It's a little sad that The Messengers is ultimately a good candidate for burial in a toxic waste dump because there are some good elements contained herein.
  3. A predictable, by-the-numbers TV-movie-sized affair which will break your heart - especially since it also contains brief flashes of horror greatness.
  4. A tepid ghost story filled with all the usual things that go bump in the night minus the somewhat crucial element of suspense, this bland effort from Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's Ghost House Pictures is surprisingly devoid of the creepy, claustrophobic atmospherics that haunt the brothers' Asian work.
  5. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    30
    The end result looks heavily doctored: The Sam Raimi-produced feature is a badly acted, nonsensical patchwork of fake scares, crow attacks and wall-crawling CGI spooks, capped by a DVD extra of an ending that must have the real resolution gagged somewhere in a closet.
  6. 25
    It's nicely photographed but slow-moving, dull and utterly predictable.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    10
    The story is so ridiculously obvious it's not even remotely enjoyable.
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 12 out of 18
  1. May 25, 2016
    8
    Excellent film, kept me interested right through. Guessed the twist towards the end but that doesn't detract from my enjoyment.

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  2. Dec 25, 2015
    3
    Just defeat or contempt fair ?, just what I can say about the movie "The Messengers" was so creepy but very boring , because a damn house is aJust defeat or contempt fair ?, just what I can say about the movie "The Messengers" was so creepy but very boring , because a damn house is a symbol of horror movies , and the field gives me much more. Full Review »
  3. Apr 19, 2011
    0
    This movie is **** stupid- I hated this **** It's screwed up. IT WAS STUPIDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!.
    You want a bad movie-see this one. It got on my
    This movie is **** stupid- I hated this **** It's screwed up. IT WAS STUPIDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!.
    You want a bad movie-see this one. It got on my top 5 of most stupid movies ever it ranks 5th
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