“What Exactly Was Mr. Sutherland Thinking When He Signed On For This Film? The Film Gets You At Times But What The Hell Were They Thinking?”
“Mirrors Is Mostly Bland And Boring.”
“Horror Movie Offers Little To Reflect On.”
“Typical Story... Yet Different.”
“Mirror, Mirror On The Wall”
“"this Mirror Has Two Faces"”
“Objects In The Rear View Mirror Are Kinda Freaky!”
“Mirror Mirror On The Wall Who Is The Ugliest Demon Of Them All!”
“Jack Bauer: What I Did On Summer Vacation”
“R.I.P Kiefer Sutherland”
“Mind Your Reflection!”
“Mirrors Reflects A Bit Of A Bad Image”
The director, Alexandre Aja, knows how to reflect the fear in people's heads, but he gets too ensnared in a backstory that's just gothic business as usual.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
A minor chiller and major downer from the talented Alexandre Aja.
Jeannette Catsoulis - New York Times
The remake retains the sensationally creepy ending and it's all reasonably done, but no real chills.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
At nearly two hours, Mirrors is overlong for a summer horror toss-off, and the movie's three or four false endings make it seem even more of a haul.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
Alexandre Aja keeps the suspense tight for most of the movie, only to fritter it away in an overblown ending.
Andrea Gronvall - Chicago Reader
Mirrors reflects little beyond Splat Pack auteur Alexandre Aja's desire to push his genre into less punishing and more profitable territory.
Rob Nelson - Variety
How could horror be so dull?
Bruce Demara - Toronto Star
Mirrors is too lugubrious and misconceived to reflect the talent of those involved.
Jason Anderson - Globe and Mail
Alexandre Aja's inability to delineate credible or interesting characters results in 110 wasted minutes for anyone unfortunate to wander into an auditorium where this is playing.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
This remake of a South Korean movie ultimately provides fewer scares than the average aging baby boomer feels every time they look into a reflective surface.
Frank Scheck - Hollywood Reporter
An empty enterprise that provides a few moments of goofy fun, Mirrors reflects back nothing.
Mark Olsen - Los Angeles Times
Even the most forgiving fans of supernatural horror will balk at Mirrors' cookie-cutter characterizations, predictable shocks, and ridiculous, punishing plot.
Steve Newton - Georgia Straight
Brent Simon - Shared Darkness
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out
- Digital Spy
Mark Kermode - BBC Radio Five Live
Brutal horror movie offers little to reflect on.
James Rocchi - Common Sense Media
Kudos to you if you can figure out what in god's name that ending is supposed to indicate, because I'm lost at this time...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Sutherland's natural stoicism does make the more risible developments and dialogue a bit easier to stomach (a moment when he goes all Jack Bauer on a nun comes to mind).
William Goss - Cinematical
Alexandre Aja must have thought that just because he's basing a film around mirrors acting irrationally, he can proceed to remove logic from all aspects of the film.
Anders Wotzke - Cut Print Review
Anders Wotzke - Moviedex
Clunky dialogue sets up the film, unlikely backstory drives it along, and it all concludes in a ludicrous cataclysm of cinematic hyperbole.
Simon Weaving - Screenwize
As Joe Bob Briggs used to say: "too much plot gets in the way of the story."
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
...often far more entertaining than it has any right to be.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
I love a good horror movie, and this offered something different from slasher remakes and zombie flicks.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
In SUSPIRIA, Udo Kier says that "Bad luck isn't caused by broken mirrors, but by broken minds"-Well after making this silly movie, director Alexandre Aja might think otherwise
Brian Holcomb - Kinetofilm
When we should be feeling fascinated by the unfolding mystery and creeped out by things acting up nastily, we instead find ourselves thinking too much and asking questions.
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
Jack Bauer can disarm nuclear weapons without breaking a sweat, but he apparently can't locate a script worthy of his real-life alter ego.
Rossiter Drake - San Francisco Examiner
Faint praise alert! Mirrors is nowhere near as bad as the initial reviews - and poor box office - portend.
Christian Toto - What Would Toto Watch?
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Joseph Proimakis - Movies for the Masses
The unfeasibly large number of scenes where Sutherland must swap lines with the title characters makes the wait to get to the good stuff feel like an eternity.
Leigh Paatsch - Daily Telegraph (Australia)
In the end, the story fizzles out, with the second stanza bordering on the downright farcical.
Andrew J. McGlinn - FILMINK (Australia)
An unexpected twist elevates this well constructed supernatural thriller whose chilling concepts and vivid imagery make it a scary experience.
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
This lame supernatural horror screams straight-to-DVD, with little in the way of scares, but yawns aplenty.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
Despite some creepy scenes and superb special effects, Mirrors is let down by a ludicrous script and some dodgy acting, though it remains watchable on a so-bad-it's-good level.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
The script fails to come up with a convincing reason for the mirrors behaving as nastily as they do, and the final twist is effective only if you don't, as it were, reflect upon it.
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
Entertaining dross, but could be another seven year's bad luck for Keifer's big screen career.
Rob Daniel - Sky Movies
There's a crippling sense of familiarity about the whole shebang that no one seems remotely bothered about fixing. Let's hope they all get seven years bad luck.
- Total Film
Some credit for this stylish screamer goes to Sutherland, forming his doughy-handsome features into an emotional punchbag. More credit goes to Nemec, sowing a harvest of dark invention in the vast spaces.
Nigel Andrews - Financial Times
The main problem with Mirrors is its truly clunky screenplay, which fails to support the often stylish visuals.
Kim Newman - Empire Magazine
On reflection, Mirrors may have been better going straight to the DVD shelf.
- Sun Online
There are a few effectively grisly moments, but no really new ideas.
Wendy Ide - Times [UK]
Kiefer Sutherland's bad days in 24 are frolics in the park next to the nonsense he endures in this scandalously poor supernatural horror.
Tim Robey - Daily Telegraph
It's not the worst entry in Hollywood's catalogue of Asian horror remakes, but is Aja's most disappointing film to date.
Daniel Etherington - Film4
This is without question the dumbest horror movie of recent years. There is simply no way to piece together its fractured shards.
Nigel Floyd - Time Out
Te story is efficient but strangely uninvolving and not nearly as scary as the Korean version.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
Not since Star Wars' furry Chewbacca has a male screen character made as much pointless noise as Kiefer Sutherland - either in this movie or as Jack Bauer in 24.
Victor Olliver - Teletext
An ultimately uninteresting work that serves as a potential low point for one of the more promising genre filmmakers in recent times
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
at some point Aja appears to have decided that he cannot be bothered with all this remake malarkey, and instead he just goes completely ape with his plotting...could well go on to become a cult classic.
Anton Bitel - Little White Lies
Mirrors is a minor success, meaning it's a pretty big failure as well.
Bill Gibron - PopMatters