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Phantoms Review

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

  • 2.0
    26

    out of 100

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

  • 12

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Phantoms may have sold like hotcakes as a book. But this movie version is a grotesque fiasco, a confoundingly senseless story told with unexciting visuals, cliched dialogue and ear-bashing sounds... Watching it is a truly hellish experience. [23 Jan 1998]

  • 16

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Ty Burr

    It's nearly unwatchable, a farrago of confusing direction, stupid plot coincidences, and banal dialogue.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A movie, based on the popular Dean Koontz novel, that seems to have been made by grinding up other films and feeding them to this one.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    A horror film that starts out creepy but ends up disjointed and borderline- incoherent. It's a shame that the final product isn't a little better packaged because, unlike many lame entries into the genre, this one actually contains a few interesting, philosophically titillating ideas.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    Until it coughs up a ridiculously convoluted explanation of why an isolated town in Colorado suddenly goes deader than a weekday matinee of "The Postman," Phantoms delivers the shivers.

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