(2002)

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63
Philadelphia Inquirer
They has a low-budget, generic feel -- but also enough sense to know that unseen menace is a lot creepier than explicit gore.
63
New York Daily News
It starts pushing buttons immediately and never lets up. This proves to be both its strongest asset and, unfortunately, its biggest flaw.
60
While it does deliver some good jolts, it never quite cranks up the terror.
50
Perfectly acceptable, perfectly bland, competently acted but by no means a scary horror movie, in which "they" are coming to get people.
50
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.
50
Efficient, suitably anonymous chiller.
40
Austin Chronicle
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.
38
New York Post
A dull, dumb and derivative horror film.
16
Entertainment Weekly
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.''
12
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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