Mirrors There are two things that even a bad horror film can goose you with: an instant-dread clang on the soundtrack, and that eternal bit in… Mirrors There are two things that even a bad horror film can goose you with: an instant-dread clang on the soundtrack, and that eternal bit in… 2008-08-15 R PT111M Horror Kiefer Sutherland Paula Patton Amy Smart 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Movie Review

Mirrors (2008)

MPAA Rating: R
Kiefer Sutherland, Mirrors | SEEING IMPERFECTIONS Horror film Mirrors doesn't reflect highly on star Kiefer Sutherland
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SEEING IMPERFECTIONS Horror film Mirrors doesn't reflect highly on star Kiefer Sutherland
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Aug 15, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 111 Minutes; Genre: Horror; With: Kiefer Sutherland; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

There are two things that even a bad horror film can goose you with: an instant-dread clang on the soundtrack, and that eternal bit in which a medicine-cabinet door swings open to reveal...the demon suddenly there! Mirrors has a handful of the latter moments, but given that it's a tale of evil spirits who reside in mirrors — they're menacing Kiefer Sutherland, as a cop-turned-night watchman — the movie could have been a lot scarier. The director, Alexandre Aja, knows how to reflect the fear in people's heads, but he gets too ensnared in a backstory (a historical inferno, a little girl dragged to an asylum) that's just gothic business as usual. C+

Originally posted Aug 27, 2008 Published in issue #1009 Sep 05, 2008 Order article reprints
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