Rated 2.0

An ex-New York police detective (Kiefer Sutherland), off the force since accidentally killing a fellow officer, takes a job as night watchman at a burned-out department store—where strange things begin appearing in the old ruin’s mirrors. It’s yet another Americanization of an Asian horror film (this one Korean), anchored to Sutherland’s intense performance (the best reason to see it). Director Alexandre Aja (who adapted the script with Grégory Levasseur, from Sung-ho Kim’s original) eschews his usual penchant for charnel-house gore in favor of real suspense, with occasionally effective results. But the mystery of the mirrors is too complicated and too quickly solved by Sutherland driving all over New York and Pennsylvania in mere minutes. Also, the ending is protracted, preposterous and unsatisfying.