91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This dazzling reverie of a kids-and-adults movie, an unusual collaboration between lord-of-the-cult multimedia artist Dave McKean and king-of-the-comics Neil Gaiman (The Sandman), has something to astonish everyone.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

If "The Wizard of Oz" were reborn in the 21st century, it might look a lot like MirrorMask. A product of the Jim Henson laboratory, the film is endlessly inventive with creativity to burn.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Richly inventive.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Not everyone's cup of tea, but a strong, heady brew.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Though the story meanders, the film's look is nothing short of breathtaking.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The surreal visuals are relentless, overpowering the narrative much as they do in the frames of comic books (sorry, graphic novels).
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63

New York Post

Too strange and disjointed to attract much of an audience, but its astonishing visuals showcase a major new talent: first-time feature director and book illustrator Dave McKean.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Like many dreams, you won't remember it when you wake up. The style obliterates any emotional attachment.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Watching MirrorMask, I suspected the filmmakers began with a lot of ideas about how the movie should look, but without a clue about pacing, plotting or destination.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Aggressive visual invention is rarely its own reward, and this movie does nothing to better the odds.
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55 out of 100
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