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The Messengers (2007)



Critic Consensus: The Messengers is an atmospheric but derivative rip-off of countless other horror movies.

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A family moves into a run-down sunflower farm. As the farm begins to revive after years of disrepair, the family begins to notice uncomfortable and alarming changes in their father's behavior.

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Critic Reviews for The Messengers

All Critics (84) | Top Critics (23)

The MessengersI/i> is textbook, and the course it's teaching is HSL: Horror as a Second Language.

May 28, 2007 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Many of the images feel over-familiar, and the shocks a mite too forced.

April 5, 2007 | Full Review…
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No one says, "Gimme the bat, Wendy," or, "Here's Johnny!" But they come close.

March 3, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5

The well-amplified scares are so perfunctory as to be laughable. 'What's up with the crows?' bitches Kristen Stewart, clearly not up on her Hitchcock or any Asian thriller of the past ten years.

February 10, 2007 | Rating: 1/6 | Full Review…

The Asian-horror-movie moment feels long since passed, both here and abroad. Let our zombies walk or even sprint again! Give our creepy kids back their pupils!

February 7, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Sadly, the movie just doesn't deliver chills.

February 7, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Messengers

three stars

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

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Not actually all that scary. I expected a dumb storyline, and that's what I got, but having said that, it was enjoyable enough to watch. Cast are all fine, special effects don't really look real, but they still look good. My main criticism is that there seemed to be something wrong with the soundtrack to this (maybe just on the UK blu ray, I don't know), the sound affects were really, really loud, while the speaking bits I could hardly hear. I had to keep adjusting the volume, and then jump through the roof when the scary bits came on. In the end I just turned the volume down lower and put on the subtitles. Not really an ideal way to watch a movie!

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Pathetic. This is a great comedy though, due to the fact that it is not at all scary.

Matt Goodman
Matt Goodman

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