75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
As a frightfest it's better than today's average.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
After a month, no one will talk about this movie, ever again. Still, with a picture like this, there's really only one question: Is it any fun? Yes. Lots. Definitely.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
A sturdy and cohesive representative of what tends to be a flimsy and tawdry B-movie genre. It even has a moral: People who live in wax houses shouldn't start fires.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's a good thing Jaume Serra's House of Wax wasn't shot in 3-D like the original 1953 horror classic - Paris Hilton is in it and she doesn't have a third dimension.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Acting is similarly routine with the glorious exception of Hilton, who is so bad she steals the show.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

Except for when Paris is on screen giving us the winking sex eye, Wax is just a museum of gory, joyless, easy shocks.
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40

Wall Street Journal

This is slash and burn strictly by the numbers. There's never an ounce of doubt where the movie's going; the only suspense is how long it's going to take to get there and how high the body count is going to get.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
For Hilton haters, the stupid and grotesque remake of House of Wax will only stoke their schadenfreude.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Purists, be warned: This scare-flick quickie has as much relation to the 1953 Vincent Price classic with the same title as Paris Hilton does to acting.
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25

USA Today

By Mike Clark
When the cast starts wondering where the roadkill is, someone says, "Follow the smell." Good tip: That's how you'll know where Wax is playing.
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41 out of 100
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