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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    An otherwise passable horror film that delivers more than enough cheap thrills to forgive the plot holes. show more

  • 38
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    While stylishly filmed and edited, Boogeyman is filled with every imaginable fright cliche... It's like a meal consisting entirely of airy hors d'oeuvres. show more

  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    It suffers from a lack of genuine chills or suspense that renders its slight virtues rather moot. show more

  • 38
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A film willing to cheat whatever way necessary to scare you... The good news is that once you leave the theatre, you'll never think of Boogeyman again. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The MPAA's rating explanation for this PG-13-rated snoozer misleadingly claims it contains "intense sequences of terror/violence"; it would be more accurate to state that Boogeyman contains "virtually every horror-movie cliché of the past 30 years." show more

  • 12
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    A horror film whose only scare is that it was made at all... As with so many stupid horror movies in these post-''Scream" times, this one is at such a creative loss that all it can do is make its audience feel duped for having purchased a ticket. show more

  • NA

    It’s a waste. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    This film does cause shivers, creeps, scares, and jumps. It may even make you scream a bit. show more

  • 40
    Dan Jolin Empire

    An opportunity to exploit childhood nocturnal fears is missed in a second-rate horror. show more

  • 20
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    If you can't spell "bogeyman," you shouldn't make movies about him. show more

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