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Based on 24 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
63
Baltimore Sun
As scary Halloween movies go, Thirteen Ghosts' "Oh, please" factor is pretty darn high.
50
Boston Globe
A formulaic script, a tired plot -- and uninspired dialogue all point up the real star. It's the house,
38
New York Post
What follows is very gruesome indeed, though the footage of people being chased by hideous ghosts soon becomes rather dull.
25
Chicago Sun-Times
The physical look of the picture is splendid. The screenplay is dead on arrival. The noise level is torture.
25
The movie's one good performance is given by the house, full of ominous inscriptions, inscrutable chambers, and fiendish machines. The human characters are played with various degrees of manic overacting.
25
Miami Herald
The set design of Thirteen Ghosts may have been expensive, but its thrills are cheap.
20
Washington Post
Tries to combine humor with ghostly horror but excels at neither.
20
L.A. Weekly
A brutish affair replete with sliced bodies, a diced storyline and enough clanky dialogue to wake the dead.
20
Chicago Reader
Offers so much frenetic fast cutting to so little purpose that it becomes an ordeal.
20
All it has in common with the original is a few dumb fun scares. In the new version, what we're left with after the scares is just plain dumb.

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