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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    It's not a great film, but Event Horizon produces an intense sense of visual involvement. The hallucinatory, almost 3-D-like scenes stick in the mind. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It has been said that no one sees a movie for the sets, yet an exception might be made here for Horizon's visually staggering production design -- truly an event itself. The story, though, is such a transparent variation on the Alien ouevre that your tolerance may hinge on how much you can shrug this off. [15Aug1997 Pg03.D] show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The screenplay creates a sense of foreboding and afterboding, but no actual boding. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The settings and visual effects are imaginatively done, but the dialogue is silly and the plot is a mishmash, with echoes of everything from the "Aliens" movies to Michael Crichton's novel "Sphere," which pushes similar buttons a little more intelligently. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    But in its own overblown, melodramatic way, complete with hideous and obtrusive music by Michael Kamen, clanging sound effects that will leave your ears ringing and a penchant on the part of director Paul Anderson ( "Mortal Kombat" ) for quick flashes of blood-drenched gore, Event Horizon is kind of a hoot. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Half of what's going on is never explained, and what is explained, doesn't make much sense. And that's just the beginning of the problems encountered in director Paul Anderson's ("Mortal Kombat") poorly executed endeavor. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Contraryto its exciting advertising, Event Horizon is not the most frightening movie ever made. If anything, the conventional pop-up scares and gross-out effects of this British haunted-space-ship story seem less terrifying than quaint. show more

  • 60
    Empire

    Superbly styled in techno-Gothic space-grunge chic, this sci-fi/horror cross-breed is a directorial triumph of reference and homage. show more

  • 40
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The film is content to relentlessly scream "Boo!" behind the audience's back rather than provide any real thrills. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    From its marketing-impaired title on down, Event Horizon is a steadily churning debacle that promises much more than it can deliver and ends up drowning in a crimson sea of gore and maddeningly out-of-place steals from other, better genre shockers. show more

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