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At Theaters: 8/15/2008 On Video: 1/13/2009
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 52 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 519974
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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After accidently shooting an undercover officer, Ben loses his job and turns to alcoholism and anger. Ben takes a job as a night watchman as he tries to pull his life together and reconnect with his family. As Ben patrols the charred remains of the Mayflower department store, he begins to notice something sinister about the mirrors.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Thriller - This is a very bloody and gory supernatural thriller, so sensitive viewers be warned about some graphic scenes. Fans of Kiefer Sutherland should be pleased.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Kiefer Sutherland THE SENTINEL, THE WILD, NASCAR 3D, PHONE BOOTH
Paula Patton SWING VOTE, DEJA VU, IDLEWILD
Amy Smart PEACEFUL WARRIOR, CRANK, JUST FRIENDS
Wri/Dir: Alexandre Aja THE HILLS HAVE EYES
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Production Notes Heading
A New Fear Unleased
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 10 F-words, 4 S-words, 2 GD's, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief non-sexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: Very bloody killings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Drinks and medication.
ACTION: Chases and fights.
COMEDY: None.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Poor Mirrors is yet another adaption of an Asian horror film, making one wonder if this seemingly endless trickle of depressingly mediocre fare will ever dry up.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 66 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
7
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
12
About 50/50
75%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
13
Fairly High
69%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
11
Fairly High
82%
30+Adults (M)
8
Fairly High
88%
30+Adults (F)
15
Fairly High
73%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 66 moviegoers:
TEENS:Three-quarters of the males enjoyed "Mirrors" very much. Of the remaining quarter, half rated it "Good/Average" and half rated it "Fair" (below average). These are very good, but not great reviews. The female reviews are quite a bit lower. Only half truly enjoyed it. Fortunately, most of the remaining half rated it "Good/Average," which is decent. Unfortunately, quite a few rated it "Terrible." I can recommend "Mirrors" to the guys, but not strongly. The female reviews are too mixed to make any type of recommendation.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Neither the males or the females rated "Mirrors" very high. These are by no means terrible reviews, they just aren't great. Too many rated it below "Very Good." The females enjoyed it slightly more than the males. Most of you probably aren't going to enjoy "Mirrors" very much, but only a small percentage will actually dislike it.
ADULTS:Overall, these are decent reviews, but certainly not great. Males and females rated it about the same. A little better than half enjoyed it very much, but a large percentage of these higher reviews are "Very Good," which is good but not great. Many rated it low to very low. I would advise caution when selecting this movie.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Ben Carson (KIEFER SUTHERLAND) has seen better days. It's been nearly a year since the volatile detective was suspended from the NYPD for fatally shooting another undercover officer, an accident that not only cost him his job, but fueled the alcoholism and anger that has alienated his wife and kids and left him crashing on his sister's couch in Queens.

Desperate to pull his life together and reconnect with his family, Carson takes a job as a night watchman at the burned-out ruins of the Mayflower department store. What once was a symbol of prosperity and grandeur now sits decaying in the darkness like a rotting ghost ship, destroyed by a massive fire that devoured numerous innocent lives.

As Carson patrols the eerie, charred remains of the store, he begins to notice something sinister about the ornate mirrors that adorn the Mayflower walls. Reflected in the gigantic shimmering glass are horrific images that stun Carson.

Beyond projecting gruesome images of the past, the mirrors appear to be manipulating reality as well. When Carson sees his own reflection being tortured, he suffers the physical effects of his fractured visions. Suddenly the troubled ex-cop finds himself battling his personal demons and the ones that have hijacked his reflection, tormenting him with convulsions, spontaneous bleeding and near suffocation.

His sympathetic but skeptical sister Angela (AMY SMART) dismisses these bizarre "nightmares” as a consequence of his stress and guilt over the accidental shooting, but Carson's estranged wife Amy (PAULA PATTON), a no-nonsense NYPD medical examiner, is less forgiving. Her husband's increasingly erratic behavior frightens her, pushing his family farther away – and, she fears, it's putting their children in danger.

But a much deadlier threat looms, trapped within the mirrors and reflective surfaces that pervade their everyday life. As Carson investigates the mysterious disappearance of a Mayflower security guard and its possible connection to his ghastly visions, he realizes that a malevolent, otherworldly force is using reflections as a gateway to terrorize him and his family.

If he has any hope of saving his wife and children from a horrifying death, Carson must somehow uncover the truth behind the mirrors – and convince Amy to help him battle the greatest evil he has ever faced.

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