MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,285 this week

They Wait (2007)

5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 2,466 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 25 critic

A young mother and her six-year-old son come face to face with the mysteries of two murders and a great crime against the Chinese community into which they have recently arrived from Shanghai.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2194 titles
created 07 Feb 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 21 Jan 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 06 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "They Wait" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: They Wait (2007)

They Wait (2007) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of They Wait.
3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

True True Lie (2006)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Released after 12 years in an asylum, a young woman is reunited with her family and friends but soon begins to realize that the strange and gruesome events that led to her committal may not have been imaginary after all.

Director: Eric Styles
Stars: Jaime King, Lydia Leonard, Jason Durr
Amoklauf (1994)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  
Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Martin Armknecht, Christian Kahrmann, Susanne Leutenegger
Seed (2006)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

After a seemingly undead man is bound and buried alive, he digs himself back to the surface and seeks bloody vengeance on those who caused him his suffering.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Michael Paré, Will Sanderson, Ralf Moeller
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Toufeeq Adonis, Wilson Bethel, Adrian Collins
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Will, an escaped convict, inadvertently takes refuge in a barn the same night the owners, April and Martin, get into a terrible fight. A gun shot goes off inside the house. April drags ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Kouf
Stars: Jaime King, Josh Cooke, Silas Weir Mitchell
The Tripper (2006)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert.

Director: David Arquette
Stars: Jaime King, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas
Blackwoods (2001)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Matt is haunted by the death of a girl from a car accident he caused years ago. Matt was drunk and as he reached for the car radio, he struck the girl as she crossed the road. The guilt ... See full summary »

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Patrick Muldoon, Michael Paré, Keegan Connor Tracy
Postal (2007)
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Dave Foley, Verne Troyer, Zack Ward
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Anthony Hartman
Stars: Leon, Robert LaSardo, Jaime King
Fake - Die Fälschung (Video 1999)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.3/10 X  
Director: Jörg Schlasius
Stars: Martin Umbach, Herbert Feuerstein, Michael Kessler
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.

Director: Trevor McWhinney
Stars: Wilson Bethel, Uwe Boll, Dan Clarke
Dragon Dog (2013)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

After a period of battling anxiety, Dougie Luv made a comeback into life by combining his passion for hot dogs with his creativity in order to start his dream business. Through hard work ... See full summary »

Director: Evan Chan
Stars: Uwe Boll, Adam Kirstiuk, Kim Kirstiuk
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Aunt Mei (as Cheng Pei Pei)
Henry O ...
Regan Oey ...
Sam
...
...
...
...
Donald Fong ...
Ben
Wally Houn ...
...
Funeral Director (as Stephen MD Chang)
Donny James Lucas ...
Sam's Doctor (as Donny Lucas)
Suzanne Bastien ...
Nurse #1
Erika Conway ...
Nurse #2
Edit

Storyline

A couple returns to North America for a family funeral, having lived in Shanghai, China for the previous six years. Soon after they arrive, their son Jamie begins to see ghosts and suffer possession by one of the living dead, and it all ties in with the Chinese festival of Ghost Month, when the doors of hell supposedly open and angry spirits are given the chance to terrorize the living. Written by Fangoria

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They wait... to ensure the past is not forgotten. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence/disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 April 2009 (Philippines)  »

Also Known As:

30 Jours de terreur  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Perfect For Late Night Television
28 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the release of Japan's "Ringu", Eastern horror became extremely popular in the west and lead to a series of remakes including "The Grudge" and "The Ring". "They Wait" isn't a remake of an existing Eastern horror but an original production in which an American mother (played by Jaime King) and her six year old son find themselves facing the ghosts of the Chinese community into which they have arrived from Shanghai. Although it may not be based on a Japanese or Chinese horror movie, "They Wait" unfortunately comes across like a compilation of greatest hits from such productions.

There's one very good scare quite early in the movie but, once this is over, everything else comes across as quite tame. "They Wait" also unfortunately employs some terrible CGI effects in places. Some of the ghosts (especially those seen before the titles roll) look like something from a Playstation game! This is quite surprising as the rest of the movie looks to have had quite a bit of money thrown at it and director Ernie Barbarash (who also directed "Cube: Zero") knows how to make his movie look extremely polished.

The lead performances are all very good (Ms King, in particular, proves to be a strong center for the story) but the plot is quite uninspired. You'll quickly guess what's going on and who is responsible, and the way in which things are resolved also leaves a lot to be desired. But is it a bad movie? No, not at all. If you catch it on television late at night, you'll probably be perfectly entertained throughout its running time and enjoy something that has many charms amongst its faults. If you pay money to rent it out, however, you might feel you've wasted money on something that seems incredibly similar to so many other movies.

At the time of writing, this movie has a 3.8 score on IMDb which is, in my opinion, completely unjustified. I've seen a few movies deserving of a score like that and this movie certainly isn't one of them! I can guess at the reason for this, and that reason would be the presence of a certain Uwe Boll who most movie fans will know as the director of a growing library of terrible movies (Alone In The Dark, In The Name Of The King, Bloodrayne etc). However, it's worth pointing out that Uwe Boll was simply the producer here. He didn't write this movie and he certainly didn't direct it!

In summary then, "They Wait" is an inoffensive horror movie which works nicely as a late night time-waster but not much more.


11 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why This Movie Has An Artificially Low Score metro-broadway
100 things we learned from 'They Wait'! dollydeluxe
Good Movie ticketbooth
User Comments by people in the film Apoch666
TRAILER Found On Line metro-broadway
Filming in Vancouver? WannaBeActor
Discuss They Wait (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?