The Fog Reviews

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Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
October 22, 2005
The foggy bottom boys are back and kicking up quite a fuss in The Fog, a fright-filled remake of John Carpenter's 1980 horror thriller.
| Original Score: 3/4
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com
October 21, 2005
Although it's rehash, it's not that bad...wait to rent it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 14, 2005
It's rather refreshing to encounter an almost quaintly retro thriller that depends more on tension and suggestion than on gross-out effects.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
These studios just don't know when to quit while they're ahead.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
A boorishly bland supernatural action thriller.
Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
August 16, 2007
Never will you wish more fervently for an Adrienne Barbeau cameo, just for old time's sake. Your prayers will be in vain.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Even the geography of the film doesn't seem to make sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 6, 2007
So concerned is the film with contriving at least one gratuitous jump-fright every five minutes that elements like character and story soon become lost in the fog.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
March 6, 2007
The production values are above par, but as in Carpenter's original, seeing ghosts is less scary than imagining them.
Chelsea Bain
Boston Herald
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Salisbury
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Yet another anaemic horror retread starring a cast of good-looking TV totty.
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
A lousy remake of a not-so-good John Carpenter film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Don't be afraid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
March 11, 2006
With dialogue as dorky as the words new screenwriter Cooper Lane stuffed in their mouths, none of the hapless cast members could have sounded convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 25, 2006
If you are a fan of the original film, this remake might interest you. It's not badly made. But why was it made at all?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 23, 2006
...the latest in a long line of needless horror remakes..
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
February 23, 2006
The actors do their best, under the circumstances. Welling makes an engaging lead and Grace employs her trademarked wounded, fragile look (that serves her so well in Lost) to good effect and wanders around in her underwear a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James O'Ehley
SA Movie & DVD Magazine
February 22, 2006
A mediocre remake of a 1980s horror movie of the same name which wasn't that good to begin with.
Matthew Leyland
BBC.com
February 14, 2006
Another remake bites the dust.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
February 3, 2006
A dull, stupid, boring picture, inferior in every way to the John Carpenter film it remakes, but it's bad for the same reason a lot of effects-driven movies are bad.
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