60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
It suffers from a lack of genuine chills or suspense that renders its slight virtues rather moot.
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60

Film Threat

This film does cause shivers, creeps, scares, and jumps. It may even make you scream a bit.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

An otherwise passable horror film that delivers more than enough cheap thrills to forgive the plot holes.
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40

Empire

By Dan Jolin
An opportunity to exploit childhood nocturnal fears is missed in a second-rate horror.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

While stylishly filmed and edited, Boogeyman is filled with every imaginable fright cliche... It's like a meal consisting entirely of airy hors d'oeuvres.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
A film willing to cheat whatever way necessary to scare you... The good news is that once you leave the theatre, you'll never think of Boogeyman again.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This is strictly substandard stuff, with imitative creepy noises, vertiginous camera angles, and long pauses.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The MPAA's rating explanation for this PG-13-rated snoozer misleadingly claims it contains "intense sequences of terror/violence"; it would be more accurate to state that Boogeyman contains "virtually every horror-movie cliché of the past 30 years."
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12

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A horror film whose only scare is that it was made at all... As with so many stupid horror movies in these post-''Scream" times, this one is at such a creative loss that all it can do is make its audience feel duped for having purchased a ticket.
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0

Premiere

It’s a waste.
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32 out of 100
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