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Based on 27 Reviews
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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Richly inventive. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Not everyone's cup of tea, but a strong, heady brew. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Like many dreams, you won't remember it when you wake up. The style obliterates any emotional attachment. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    If "The Wizard of Oz" were reborn in the 21st century, it might look a lot like MirrorMask. A product of the Jim Henson laboratory, the film is endlessly inventive with creativity to burn. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Though the story meanders, the film's look is nothing short of breathtaking. show more

  • 63
    New York Post

    Too strange and disjointed to attract much of an audience, but its astonishing visuals showcase a major new talent: first-time feature director and book illustrator Dave McKean. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The surreal visuals are relentless, overpowering the narrative much as they do in the frames of comic books (sorry, graphic novels). show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Watching MirrorMask, I suspected the filmmakers began with a lot of ideas about how the movie should look, but without a clue about pacing, plotting or destination. show more

  • 50
    Allison Benedikt Chicago Tribune

    It's hollow. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The narrative is simplistic and lacking in energy, and the characters are sketched instead of fully formed. show more

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