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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Purists, be warned: This scare-flick quickie has as much relation to the 1953 Vincent Price classic with the same title as Paris Hilton does to acting. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    After a month, no one will talk about this movie, ever again. Still, with a picture like this, there's really only one question: Is it any fun? Yes. Lots. Definitely. show more

  • 25
    Mike Clark USA Today

    When the cast starts wondering where the roadkill is, someone says, "Follow the smell." Good tip: That's how you'll know where Wax is playing. show more

  • 40
    Wall Street Journal

    This is slash and burn strictly by the numbers. There's never an ounce of doubt where the movie's going; the only suspense is how long it's going to take to get there and how high the body count is going to get. show more

  • 63
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    A sturdy and cohesive representative of what tends to be a flimsy and tawdry B-movie genre. It even has a moral: People who live in wax houses shouldn't start fires. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It's a good thing Jaume Serra's House of Wax wasn't shot in 3-D like the original 1953 horror classic - Paris Hilton is in it and she doesn't have a third dimension. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Acting is similarly routine with the glorious exception of Hilton, who is so bad she steals the show. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    As a frightfest it's better than today's average. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    House of Wax won't give you nightmares, but it upholds teen horror traditions with flair and energy. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    House of Wax is not a good movie but it is an efficient one, and will deliver most of what anyone attending House of Wax could reasonably expect, assuming it would be unreasonable to expect very much. show more

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