'Mirrors' Critic Reviews

35%
MovieWeb:   16 reviews
14%
Rotten Tomatoes:   89 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    50
    The director, Alexandre Aja, knows how to reflect the fear in people's heads, but he gets too ensnared in a backstory that's just gothic business as usual.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times (Top Critic)
    50
    A minor chiller and major downer from the talented Alexandre Aja.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    40
    The remake retains the sensationally creepy ending and it's all reasonably done, but no real chills.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    Alexandre Aja keeps the suspense tight for most of the movie, only to fritter it away in an overblown ending.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Rob Nelson Variety (Top Critic)
    Mirrors reflects little beyond Splat Pack auteur Alexandre Aja's desire to push his genre into less punishing and more profitable territory.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Bruce Demara Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    38
    How could horror be so dull?
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jason Anderson Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    50
    Mirrors is too lugubrious and misconceived to reflect the talent of those involved.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    25
    Alexandre Aja's inability to delineate credible or interesting characters results in 110 wasted minutes for anyone unfortunate to wander into an auditorium where this is playing.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    40
    An empty enterprise that provides a few moments of goofy fun, Mirrors reflects back nothing.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Steve Newton Georgia Straight
    10
    Even the most forgiving fans of supernatural horror will balk at Mirrors' cookie-cutter characterizations, predictable shocks, and ridiculous, punishing plot.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Brent Simon Shared Darkness
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Joshua Rothkopf Time Out
    40
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Digital Spy
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Mark Kermode BBC Radio Five Live
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • James Rocchi Common Sense Media
    40
    Brutal horror movie offers little to reflect on.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed
    25
    Kudos to you if you can figure out what in god's name that ending is supposed to indicate, because I'm lost at this time...
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • William Goss Cinematical
    Sutherland's natural stoicism does make the more risible developments and dialogue a bit easier to stomach (a moment when he goes all Jack Bauer on a nun comes to mind).
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Anders Wotzke Cut Print Review
    40
    Alexandre Aja must have thought that just because he's basing a film around mirrors acting irrationally, he can proceed to remove logic from all aspects of the film.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Anders Wotzke Moviedex
    40
    Alexandre Aja must have thought that just because he's basing a film around mirrors acting irrationally, he can proceed to remove logic from all aspects of the film.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Simon Weaving Screenwize
    40
    Clunky dialogue sets up the film, unlikely backstory drives it along, and it all concludes in a ludicrous cataclysm of cinematic hyperbole.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid
    As Joe Bob Briggs used to say: "too much plot gets in the way of the story."
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • David Nusair Reel Film Reviews
    63
    ...often far more entertaining than it has any right to be.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Kevin Carr 7M Pictures
    70
    I love a good horror movie, and this offered something different from slasher remakes and zombie flicks.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
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