The Grudge (2004)
|Rating:||PG-13 (for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality)|
|Genre:||Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense|
|Directed By:||Sam Raimi, Bill Pullman, Clea DuVall, Grace Zabriskie, Jason Behr, KaDee Strickland, Rosa Blasi, Ryo Ishibashi, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Takako Fuji, Ted Raimi, William Mapother, Takashi Shimizu, William R. Mapother, Yoko Maki, Yuya Ozeki|
|Written By:||Stephen Susco|
|In Theaters:||Oct 22, 2004 Wide|
|On DVD:||Feb 1, 2005|
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Critic Reviews for The Grudge
Generally speaking, I like a little more plot with my 'Boo!' moments.
[Blu Ray] Only the hi-def obsessed should double-dip for this one, DVD owners can still sit pretty.
...just cannibalizes itself, exploiting Japanese spirituality for a few Saturday-night shocks...
Audience Reviews for The Grudge
A haunted house exists. You go in it, you die. That's the premise of The Grudge. Now watch all the characters who went inside get killed in between long passages of pointless dialogue and nothing happening. If the image of a long haired girl in a nightgown creeps you out, this may work on you. I was just bored.
"The Grudge" is a creep-fest that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It's not that the movie is complex, the opposite is true. It just takes a pedestrian ghost story involving vengeance and anger and surrounds it with jolts and more jolts.
Takashi Shimizu doesn't seem concerned with originality or substance as long as he can make creepy ghosts jarringly jump out at characters. While this is scary at times after a while you just stop caring.
Sarah Michelle Gellar does the best she can with a thin role that requires her to just skulk around, look scared and ask questions. And when the answers come they prove to be unsurprisingly and unoriginal.
"The Grudge" is forgettable and mindless.
A terrifying concept executed poorly. Only brings a few scares, but due to the lack of story nothing leaves a lasting impact. The flashbacks are annoying as fuck. It's a tough film to get involved with and the ending blows.
The Grudge Quotes
|Daughter:||What's your name?|
|Toshio:||TO-SHI-OH. [scary staring face]|
|Karen:||The whole time I was in that house I felt something was wrong. What happened there?|
|Toshio:||actually the face of that child is like a real ghost|
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