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