New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It starts pushing buttons immediately and never lets up. This proves to be both its strongest asset and, unfortunately, its biggest flaw.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
They has a low-budget, generic feel -- but also enough sense to know that unseen menace is a lot creepier than explicit gore.
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Film Threat

While it does deliver some good jolts, it never quite cranks up the terror.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Though the story eventually runs out of steam and it's never clear why the night-crawlers torment certain children and then come back to get them, fledgling screenwriter Brendan William Hood and director Robert Harmon -- whip up some effective suspense sequences.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Perfectly acceptable, perfectly bland, competently acted but by no means a scary horror movie, in which "they" are coming to get people.
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Village Voice

By Ed Park
Efficient, suitably anonymous chiller.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
As far as pronoun horrors go, They can't hold a candle to Them or It, but as an anti-tourism ad for Seattle, it's right up there with The Ring in terms of overcast, glistening panache.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A dull, dumb and derivative horror film.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The hilarious diminuendo of that title is such that the movie might as well have been called ''Wes Craven Presents: Not a Hell of a Lot.''
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
At some point, I just tired of looking at all the nicely composed shots unworthy of the stock they're printed on. Lives are at stake here, and I don't mean Julia's and her annoying pals'. I mean the lives of you and me, the only pronouns that really matter here.
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31 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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