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Based on 24 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Oddly comforting in its inconsistent acting and bad monster makeup. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Too distinctive-looking to dismiss out of hand, but it would help to be able to look through a magic viewfinder (or maybe magic eraser) and make its script disappear. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    13 Ghosts is the type of project that all parties concerned will have to live down for the rest of their lives. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    If only half as much attention had been paid to story and character as to set design, the cast wouldn't be playing second banana to a gut rehab. show more

  • 63
    Baltimore Sun

    As scary Halloween movies go, Thirteen Ghosts' "Oh, please" factor is pretty darn high. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    It's an event film, all about flash and spectacle, even though the movie itself is void of any real substance. show more

  • 50
    Boston Globe

    A formulaic script, a tired plot -- and uninspired dialogue all point up the real star. It's the house, show more

  • 38
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    What follows is very gruesome indeed, though the footage of people being chased by hideous ghosts soon becomes rather dull. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The physical look of the picture is splendid. The screenplay is dead on arrival. The noise level is torture. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The movie's one good performance is given by the house, full of ominous inscriptions, inscrutable chambers, and fiendish machines. The human characters are played with various degrees of manic overacting. show more

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