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Based on 16 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Perfectly acceptable, perfectly bland, competently acted but by no means a scary horror movie, in which "they" are coming to get people. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    They has a low-budget, generic feel -- but also enough sense to know that unseen menace is a lot creepier than explicit gore. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It starts pushing buttons immediately and never lets up. This proves to be both its strongest asset and, unfortunately, its biggest flaw. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A dull, dumb and derivative horror film. show more

  • 12
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    At some point, I just tired of looking at all the nicely composed shots unworthy of the stock they're printed on. Lives are at stake here, and I don't mean Julia's and her annoying pals'. I mean the lives of you and me, the only pronouns that really matter here. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    While it does deliver some good jolts, it never quite cranks up the terror. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Though the story eventually runs out of steam and it's never clear why the night-crawlers torment certain children and then come back to get them, fledgling screenwriter Brendan William Hood and director Robert Harmon -- whip up some effective suspense sequences. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    As far as pronoun horrors go, They can't hold a candle to Them or It, but as an anti-tourism ad for Seattle, it's right up there with The Ring in terms of overcast, glistening panache. show more

  • 16
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The hilarious diminuendo of that title is such that the movie might as well have been called ''Wes Craven Presents: Not a Hell of a Lot.'' show more

  • 50
    Ed Park Village Voice

    Efficient, suitably anonymous chiller. show more

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