House of Wax Synopsis
A scarred wax-museum sculptor makes a comeback with figures too real to be fake.
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Christian Science Monitor

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

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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...
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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...
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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...
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I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!

By nikki_028
I LOVED THIS MOVIE!!!...

Pretty Good

By georgiau
It was full of suspence and Paris Hilton gets murdered in it so those are pluses. the actual story line was very very very stupid though. Im pretty sure 2 people are not able to kill a whole town...

House of Wax

By Ruby_Redz
It kept my attention. Its ok for cheesy horror, gore and guts I'm surprised there isn't a House of Wax 2....yet...

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Rated R | For horror violence, some sexual content and language