Columbia Pictures | Release Date: February 2, 2007
4.9
USER SCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 52 Ratings
USER RATING DISTRIBUTION
Positive:
19
Mixed:
12
Negative:
21
WATCH NOW
Stream On
Stream On
Review this movie
VOTE NOW
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Check box if your review contains spoilers 0 characters (5000 max)
4
AMovieCriticFeb 10, 2007
I found it pretty boring. The Pang brothers have a talent for building suspense and some creepy shots but overall this movie was slow and predictable. It's got a series of jump scares but nothing that is REALLY scary. A plot twist at I found it pretty boring. The Pang brothers have a talent for building suspense and some creepy shots but overall this movie was slow and predictable. It's got a series of jump scares but nothing that is REALLY scary. A plot twist at the end was explained pretty poorly. It's not like I hate this type of movie (I liked movies such as the Pulse remake and the Japanese Grudge movies, and even the Grudge remakes were enjoyable) but this one just didn't do it for me. Kristen Stewart looked bored, and didn't make for a particularly compelling lead. Scares were OBVIOUSLY set up, often making little sense. And the setting really wasn't scary at all. (Most of the movie takes place in broad daylight.) Just, not recommended. Expand
0 of 0 users found this helpful
5
JohnK.Feb 8, 2007
I highly recommend this movie if you're looking for a small-town thrill. However, I was a tad disappointed. It wasn't very original, and I saw lots of elements from Amityville movies.
0 of 0 users found this helpful
6
SamG.Feb 3, 2007
I actually enjoyed some aspects of the film. I thought that Jr. Actress Kristen Stewart and Jr. Director Oxide Pang Chun put up a good try. They both have a long way to go, as does this film, but it was mildly entertaining and managed to I actually enjoyed some aspects of the film. I thought that Jr. Actress Kristen Stewart and Jr. Director Oxide Pang Chun put up a good try. They both have a long way to go, as does this film, but it was mildly entertaining and managed to achieve some scares here and there. This is not to say it is anything but a failure, but from a optimistic point of view i give this a light F. 60/100. Expand
0 of 0 users found this helpful
5
ChadS.Feb 3, 2007
Lapses in logic, sure; there is one that's a howler. After being attacked by a quartet of pale molesting arms at the basement stairwell, the girl returns with a seemingly lack of fear. "The Messengers" is a bad film, but you've got Lapses in logic, sure; there is one that's a howler. After being attacked by a quartet of pale molesting arms at the basement stairwell, the girl returns with a seemingly lack of fear. "The Messengers" is a bad film, but you've got to love the homo-eroticism between the girl's father and the farmer. It's "Brokeback Sunflower Field". In terms of style, however, it's nonsensical. There's nothing Hitchcockian about these filmmakers' style and yet they invoke "The Birds". Expand
0 of 0 users found this helpful