The Messengers Synopsis
Darkness descends on a rundown sunflower farm and its new tenants.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The trouble isn't just that this haunted-house story, written by Mark Wheaton and directed by Hong Kong filmmakers Danny and Oxide Pang, is...
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Entertainment Weekly

There are a few decent jolts in The Messengers, but every one of them is accompanied by a cheap freak-out on the soundtrack so you know to...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
This spook story is a surprisingly mediocre Hollywood debut for Hong Kong's Pang brothers.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

A predictable, by-the-numbers TV-movie-sized affair which will break your heart - especially since it also contains brief flashes of horror...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Messengers is textbook, and the course it's teaching is HSL: Horror as a Second Language.
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By James Berardinelli
It's a little sad that The Messengers is ultimately a good candidate for burial in a toxic waste dump because there are some good elements...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A tepid ghost story filled with all the usual things that go bump in the night minus the somewhat crucial element of suspense, this bland...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It's nicely photographed but slow-moving, dull and utterly predictable.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Extremely boring.
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Film Threat

The story is so ridiculously obvious it's not even remotely enjoyable.
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By ginaroxursoxdammit!
when i watched the previews i was dying to see this movie because it looked really good but when i saw it i left disappointed. this movie really sucked it wasnt scary at all and it wasnt even a bit...


By charminghearts
Not as good as it looked from the previews, but not completely terrible either....

Okay.... :/

By anelehchristine
This movie was just okay for me. Some parts reminded me of The Grudge. All of the good parts were shown in the previews. I would have definately waited til it came on on paper view or something. It...

Lame ending

By skuehne05
Ok, So the begining of the movie was pretty good right, but the ending.. come on!!!!! That was one of the worst endings to a horror movie I had ever seen. Graphic were ok, but the story line, was...

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By nightstalqr
had some good parts but overall was a slow paced movie...

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By weezerboy
this movie was ok. i expected more, but the previews pretty much showed all the scary parts. the twist was alright. id recomend this movie to anyone who likes more thinking and analyzing about the...

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By jcparkman
Good story, a bit of a twist at the end, some scary moments. My fiance and I went and saw this movie and had fun with it, it wasn't great, but it wasn't bad. Some definite scary moments, overall fun...

Makes you jump!

By petra29
This movie starts of good! Then slows down, and gets pretty boring. Then it gets real good again, then the main plot of the movies is playing for about 3 mintues, and it's over..(which you already...

Not a great ending, but ok if you want scared to death

By truckgirlz
If you are interested in a movie with lots of scary scenes and paranormal activity, then you'd enjoy this movie. Speaking on my own opinion, the end of the movie maks you kinda go "Oh, man! Is that...

The Messangers

By texastorn01
Very exciting. The movie suggested that the spirits were the killers, then it turned into the man helping them...

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Rated PG-13 | For mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Creepy haunted house flick is nothing new.
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