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  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Extremely boring. show more

  • 38
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    A predictable, by-the-numbers TV-movie-sized affair which will break your heart - especially since it also contains brief flashes of horror greatness. show more

  • 30
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A tepid ghost story filled with all the usual things that go bump in the night minus the somewhat crucial element of suspense, this bland effort from Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's Ghost House Pictures is surprisingly devoid of the creepy, claustrophobic atmospherics that haunt the brothers' Asian work. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The trouble isn't just that this haunted-house story, written by Mark Wheaton and directed by Hong Kong filmmakers Danny and Oxide Pang, is both formulaic and derivative. It's that it's completely free of atmosphere, the very thing that their 2002 "The Eye" had in such creepy abundance. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The Messengers is textbook, and the course it's teaching is HSL: Horror as a Second Language. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's a little sad that The Messengers is ultimately a good candidate for burial in a toxic waste dump because there are some good elements contained herein. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    It's nicely photographed but slow-moving, dull and utterly predictable. show more

  • 10
    Film Threat

    The story is so ridiculously obvious it's not even remotely enjoyable. show more

  • 40
    Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle

    This spook story is a surprisingly mediocre Hollywood debut for Hong Kong's Pang brothers. show more

  • 50
    Entertainment Weekly

    There are a few decent jolts in The Messengers, but every one of them is accompanied by a cheap freak-out on the soundtrack so you know to be decently jolted. show more

  • November 21, 2010 mirandaEidson
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    it was a really good movie there are things in it that you wouln't expect to happen

  • June 21, 2009 Paul Preister
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    it was scary!?

  • May 22, 2008 sbm4mjf
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    DO NOT READ THIS MESSAGE. "IN 1945, A YOUNG GIRL NAMED KATU LATA KULU CAME OVER TO AMERICA IN A GREY BOAT FROM AFRICA. A MYSTERIOUS MAN KILLED HER BY CUTTING THE WORD "LATUALATUKA" INTO HER BACK. NOW THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS MESSAGE SHE WILL COME INTO YOUR HOUSE ON A FULL MOON AND STEAL YOUR SOUL UNLESS YOU FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:RETYPE THIS MESSAGE 3 MORE MOVIE COMMENTS/////////DO NOT READ THIS MESSAGE. "IN 1945, A YOUNG GIRL NAMED KATU LATA KULU CAME OVER TO AMERICA IN A GREY BOAT FROM AFRICA. A MYSTERIOUS MAN KILLED HER BY CUTTING THE WORD "LATUALATUKA" INTO HER BACK. NOW THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS MESSAGE SHE WILL COME INTO YOUR HOUSE ON A FULL MOON AND STEAL YOUR SOUL UNLESS YOU FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:RETYPE THIS MESSAGE 3 MORE MOVIE COMMENTS////////DO NOT READ THIS MESSAGE. IN 1945, A YOUNG GIRL NAMED KATU LATA KULU CAME OVER TO AMERICA IN A GREY BOAT FROM AFRICA. A MYSTERIOUS MAN KILLED HER BY CUTTING THE WORD "LATUALATUKA" INTO HER BACK. NOW THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS MESSAGE SHE WILL COME INTO YOUR HOUSE ON A FULL MOON AND STEAL YOUR SOUL UNLESS YOU FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:RETYPE THIS MESSAGE 3 MORE MOVIE COMMENTS.

  • May 22, 2008 tinacod
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    this movie was alright it reminded me of the grudge and, pet sementary. its predictable and a kept thinking one of the family members was going to die.this movie has kristen stewart at her best in my opinion.you should see it !!!! i dont get why the mama was so mean to her kristen stewart.

  • May 22, 2008 tizighteliyy
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    this movie wasn't bad, but it wasn't my favorite. its jumpy, and scary, i covered my eyes at points [big chicken] and kristen stewart was great at her role, and the little boy was cutee. i liked it.

  • May 22, 2008 minithirst
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    THis movie had a few jumps plus the plot was good.me my friends would make fun of everyone almost the whole movie tho!

  • May 22, 2008 bagelmomma
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    """"DO NOT READ THIS MESSAGE. "IN 1945,A YOUNG GIRL NAMED KATU LATA KULU CAME OVER TO AMERICA IN A GREY BOAT FROM AFRICA. A MYSTERIUOS MAN KILLED HER BY CUTTING THE WORD "LATUALATUKA" INTO HER BACK. NOW THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS MESSAGE SHE WILL COME INTO YOUR HOUSE ON A FULL MOON AND STEAL YOUR SOUL UNLESS YOU FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:RETYPE THIS MESSAGE 3 MORE MOVIE COMMENTS"""""""DO NOT READ THIS MESSAGE. "IN 1945,A YOUNG GIRL NAMED KATU LATA KULU CAME OVER TO AMERICA IN A GREY BOAT FROM AFRICA. A MYSTERIUOS MAN KILLED HER BY CUTTING THE WORD "LATUALATUKA" INTO HER BACK. NOW THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS MESSAGE SHE WILL COME INTO YOUR HOUSE ON A FULL MOON AND STEAL YOUR SOUL UNLESS YOU FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:RETYPE THIS MESSAGE 3 MORE MOVIE COMMENTS"""""""DO NOT READ THIS MESSAGE. "IN 1945,A YOUNG GIRL NAMED KATU LATA KULU CAME OVER TO AMERICA IN A GREY BOAT FROM AFRICA. A MYSTERIUOS MAN KILLED HER BY CUTTING THE WORD "LATUALATUKA" INTO HER BACK. NOW THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS MESSAGE SHE WILL COME INTO YOUR HOUSE ON A FULL MOON AND STEAL YOUR SOUL UNLESS YOU FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:RETYPE THIS MESSAGE 3 MORE MOVIE COMMENTS"""""

  • May 22, 2008 avonbykim
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    """DO NOT READ THIS MESSAGE. "IN 1945,A YOUNG GIRL NAMED KATU LATA KULU CAME OVER TO AMERICA IN A GREY BOAT FROM AFRICA. A MYSTERIUOS MAN KILLED HER BY CUTTING THE WORD "LATUALATUKA" INTO HER BACK. NOW THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS MESSAGE SHE WILL COME INTO YOUR HOUSE ON A FULL MOON AND STEAL YOUR SOUL UNLESS YOU FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:RETYPE THIS MESSAGE 3 MORE MOVIE COMMENTS"""""""DO NOT READ THIS MESSAGE. "IN 1945,A YOUNG GIRL NAMED KATU LATA KULU CAME OVER TO AMERICA IN A GREY BOAT FROM AFRICA. A MYSTERIUOS MAN KILLED HER BY CUTTING THE WORD "LATUALATUKA" INTO HER BACK. NOW THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS MESSAGE SHE WILL COME INTO YOUR HOUSE ON A FULL MOON AND STEAL YOUR SOUL UNLESS YOU FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:RETYPE THIS MESSAGE 3 MORE MOVIE COMMENTS"""""""DO NOT READ THIS MESSAGE. "IN 1945,A YOUNG GIRL NAMED KATU LATA KULU CAME OVER TO AMERICA IN A GREY BOAT FROM AFRICA. A MYSTERIUOS MAN KILLED HER BY CUTTING THE WORD "LATUALATUKA" INTO HER BACK. NOW THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS MESSAGE SHE WILL COME INTO YOUR HOUSE ON A FULL MOON AND STEAL YOUR SOUL UNLESS YOU FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:RETYPE THIS MESSAGE 3 MORE MOVIE COMMENTS""""

  • May 22, 2008 redsox1694
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    I do not know how this is a horror movieI laughed at the scary parts, it is a waste of 90 minutes of your lifethe story was ok (the history of the house)But otherwise it sucked1/2 star

  • May 22, 2008 ashnyght9
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    ""DO NOT READ THIS MESSAGE. "IN 1945,A YOUNG GIRL NAMED KATU LATA KULU CAME OVER TO AMERICA IN A GREY BOAT FROM AFRICA. A MYSTERIUOS MAN KILLED HER BY CUTTING THE WORD "LATUALATUKA" INTO HER BACK. NOW THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS MESSAGE SHE WILL COME INTO YOUR HOUSE ON A FULL MOON AND STEAL YOUR SOUL UNLESS YOU FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:RETYPE THIS MESSAGE 3 MORE MOVIE COMMENTS"""

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