By grounding the film in a haunted house-style horror movie and making Chucky a creepy doll again, while still maintaining the warped humor that the first three films had, it may deliver the best film in the franchise.
| Original Score: 72/100
There's something to be said for going back to old-school scares once the self-mocking silliness dries up.
The Child's Play franchise...makes a surprising, successful reversal with Curse Of Chucky, the franchise's serious-minded, at times even dour fifth sequel.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Serves as a really good and entertaining book end for the end of the series...
After nine years, Chucky is finally back in his proper element, and that's reason enough for any horror fan to rejoice.
Curse Of Chucky is a vicious return to form for one of horror's most legendary icons, terrorizing victims in the purest, darkest form of criminal insanity.
| Original Score: 7/10
Curse of Chucky is nicely restrained, eking out suspense and building characters before all voodoo hell breaks loose.
A morbidly witty schlocker.
the film, unfolding for the most part in a veritable doll's house, is certainly a stylishly twisted unpeeling of its antagonist's strange history.
This may be nothing more than a low-budget horror sequel, yet it is one that is much better than the straight-to-video label would lead you to believe.
'Curse of Chucky' [is] alarmingly good...Chucky fans should rejoice as [it] is clearly going to re-ignite the franchise for years to come. Chucky has never looked better...
| Original Score: 4/5
Despite the return of Brad Douriff as the voice of Chucky and writer-director Don Mancini, this installment lacks the humor or thrills of the films that went before.
| Original Score: C-
There's nothing here to indicate that the current iteration of Chucky contains enough life to stalk though anything more than a string of middling direct-to-video sequels.
| Original Score: 2/5
Curse can't shake its groggy DTV presentation, feeling like a cheap experiment to see if the faithful will follow the series now that theatrical demand has passed.
| Original Score: D+