Event Horizon Synopsis
A rescue ship finds a haunted research vessel that has returned from deep space after seven years.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Event Horizon could have used a decent script, but the director, Paul Anderson, is a stylist to watch.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It has been said that no one sees a movie for the sets, yet an exception might be made here for Horizon's visually staggering production...
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60

Empire

Superbly styled in techno-Gothic space-grunge chic, this sci-fi/horror cross-breed is a directorial triumph of reference and homage.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
But in its own overblown, melodramatic way, complete with hideous and obtrusive music by Michael Kamen, clanging sound effects that will...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Contraryto its exciting advertising, Event Horizon is not the most frightening movie ever made. If anything, the conventional pop-up scares...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
It's not a great film, but Event Horizon produces an intense sense of visual involvement. The hallucinatory, almost 3-D-like scenes stick...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Half of what's going on is never explained, and what is explained, doesn't make much sense. And that's just the beginning of the problems...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The screenplay creates a sense of foreboding and afterboding, but no actual boding.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The settings and visual effects are imaginatively done, but the dialogue is silly and the plot is a mishmash, with echoes of everything...
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40

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The film is content to relentlessly scream "Boo!" behind the audience's back rather than provide any real thrills.
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