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13 Ghosts Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The physical look of the picture is splendid. The screenplay is dead on arrival. The noise level is torture.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    The result is a Halloween movie in horror limbo.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Too distinctive-looking to dismiss out of hand, but it would help to be able to look through a magic viewfinder (or maybe magic eraser) and make its script disappear.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    It's an event film, all about flash and spectacle, even though the movie itself is void of any real substance.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Brutally violent horror remake is a huge waste.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the violence is extreme and very gory, with lots of blood and many graphic injuries. There is strong language throughout and one of the ghosts appears as a nude woman.

  • Families can talk about if the extreme level of violence is really necessary. Can you think of other movies that scared you without excessive gore? Families who see this movie should also talk about whether they believe in the supernatural and what makes some people want to control everyone around them.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: Includes old stereotype of a "sassy black maid."

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Extreme peril and gore.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Nudity.

  • language false4

    Language: Strong language throughout.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Mild