The Fog Reviews

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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.
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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.
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Mark Salisbury
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Yet another anaemic horror retread starring a cast of good-looking TV totty.
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Anita Gates
New York Times
October 29, 2005
Mildly scary here and there.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
October 29, 2005
Like most remakes, The Fog is pretty unnecessary.
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R. Emmet Sweeney
Village Voice
October 27, 2005
Making concessions at every turn to the youth-horror market, the film slashes the ages of its protagonists by some 15 years, and its IQ follows suit.
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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
October 20, 2005
A film riddled with missed opportunities for good clean scares.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 19, 2005
We're meant to be unsettled by digital spectres, reckless Mack trucks, and rotting old pirates who look every bit as terrifying as the guy on the Fisherman's Friend cold-lozenge box.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
October 17, 2005
Lock your doors. Bolt your windows. And for heaven's sake, stay away from the multiplex.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 17, 2005
I was held in suspense throughout The Fog, aching to learn the answer to its central riddle: Why would any one remake such a crummy movie?
| Original Score: 1/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
October 17, 2005
The fog also does something genuinely eerie: It causes everyone in the cast to deliver dreadful performances and display inappropriate reactions when their friends are drowned, burned, stabbed or thrown into glass display cases.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 17, 2005
Add one more to the list of unnecessary horror remakes.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
October 17, 2005
It's typical of pic's adherence to rigid genre conventions that the very first victims are brazen hotties who are shown drinking, dancing and wearing revealing attire prior to their deaths.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 17, 2005
This Fog lacks the one thing the original had -- originality -- but it qualifies as more than a mist opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
October 17, 2005
The Union of Fog Machine Operators can be proud of its contributions to this yawner.