The Messengers

The Messengers

(2007)

They are trying to warn us.

Thai horror filmmaking brothers, the Pangs, make their Hollywood debut with The Messengers. The Solomon family has left the fast paced life of Chicago for the secluded world of a North Dakota farm. Amidst the tranquil farm setting, Jess (Kristen Stewart), 16, soon realises how terrifying seclusion can be when she and her brother Ben, 3, begin seeing ominous apparitions invisible to everyone else.

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  • [1/2 a star] The story is so ridiculously obvious it's not even remotely enjoyable... Full Review

  • Extremely boring... Full Review

  • 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... Full Review

  • Like too many horror pictures, The Messengers becomes more boringly prosaic as it goes along, and there's an 11th-hour plot twist so dumb and poorly articulated that it destroys the movie. That's a shame, because shot for shot, the Pangs might be the most terrifying filmmakers alive... Full Review

  • Though the Pangs prove culturally adaptive on a visual level, they seem completely clueless as to the tonal modalities of Mark Wheaton's admittedly undercooked, all-American script... Full Review