Average Rating: 5.5/10
Reviews Counted: 29
Fresh: 17 | Rotten: 12
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Release Date: Aug 12, 1983 Wide
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 52,867
Based on a Stephen King novel, Cujo is not as menacing or as frightening as other film adaptations of King's popular stories and especially cannot compare to the 1976 Carrie. Cujo is a happy St. Bernard until he is bitten on the nose by a rabid bat and slowly begins manifesting the symptoms of his fatal illness. His condition deteriorates as he attacks people again and again, until finally, mom Donna Trenton (Dee Wallace) and her son Tad (Danny Pintauro) are trapped inside the family car with
Aug 12, 1983 Wide
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Wallace's turn will not be denied, and fans of real horror will recognize the greatness in her work here.
As thrilling and scary as Cujo can be, it's dreadful for long stretches.
Directed by Lewis Teague with less cinematographic flair than even the TV miniseries for 'Salem's Lot, Cujo unfortunately demonstrates the difficulty in adapting King's shorter works.
...there's no denying that the sequences dealing with Cujo's assault on Wallace's cheap Pinto are extremely effective...
Unrelenting terror throughout bulk of film
Takes a bite out of the common horror flick...Very entertaining
Not particularly suspenseful
Better than average King adaptation.
Yep, that's one scary dog!
This one's got some bite.
A predictably lousy King adaptation.
Audience Reviews for Cujo
- Vic Trenton: There are no real monsters.
- Tad Trenton: Except for the one in my closet.
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