(2005)

Critic Reviews

32

Metascore

Based on 19 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
60
The Hollywood Reporter
It suffers from a lack of genuine chills or suspense that renders its slight virtues rather moot.
60
This film does cause shivers, creeps, scares, and jumps. It may even make you scream a bit.
50
An otherwise passable horror film that delivers more than enough cheap thrills to forgive the plot holes.
40
Empire
An opportunity to exploit childhood nocturnal fears is missed in a second-rate horror.
38
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
A film willing to cheat whatever way necessary to scare you... The good news is that once you leave the theatre, you'll never think of Boogeyman again.
38
Philadelphia Inquirer
While stylishly filmed and edited, Boogeyman is filled with every imaginable fright cliche... It's like a meal consisting entirely of airy hors d'oeuvres.
33
Entertainment Weekly
This is strictly substandard stuff, with imitative creepy noises, vertiginous camera angles, and long pauses.
25
New York Post
The MPAA's rating explanation for this PG-13-rated snoozer misleadingly claims it contains "intense sequences of terror/violence"; it would be more accurate to state that Boogeyman contains "virtually every horror-movie cliché of the past 30 years."
20
If you can't spell "bogeyman," you shouldn't make movies about him.
12
A horror film whose only scare is that it was made at all... As with so many stupid horror movies in these post-''Scream" times, this one is at such a creative loss that all it can do is make its audience feel duped for having purchased a ticket.
0
Premiere
It's a waste.

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