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The Grudge Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 13, 2014
Completely misses the point of the original.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Grisly ghost story lacks plot; not for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 25, 2009
[Blu Ray] Only the hi-def obsessed should double-dip for this one, DVD owners can still sit pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
February 14, 2008
...just cannibalizes itself, exploiting Japanese spirituality for a few Saturday-night shocks...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 25, 2006
As a pure, light, PG-13 thrill machine, The Grudge is fairly successful. But it is not especially memorable.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 14, 2005
Eschewing plot and a linear timeline for a stylish exercise in mood, Shimizu sets the scenes with long silences and chilling images.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 9, 2005
Creepy movie about ghosts with an unfair advantage.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
April 1, 2005
The intent of Shimizu's US-produced feature debut is quite clear: do for Japan what Jaws did for swimming.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Bill Gibron
February 9, 2005
The Grudge is a decent horror diversion: barely a classic, but still pretty atmospheric and suspenseful in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Ramirez
January 20, 2005
La casa donde el mismo director entra por tercera vez, por vez primera...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2005
...Suspenseful even without much character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 5, 2005
Shimizu deveria ao menos corrigir os furos mais grotescos da trama - principalmente se considerarmos que vem trabalhando com o mesmo material há quase cinco anos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
January 3, 2005
Most of my child-like fear can be traced to one scene where a serious scare happens in someone's bed.
Full Review
Chris Wyatt
Now Playing Magazine
November 15, 2004
Audiences seeking thought-provoking plots and unpredictable endings should take this movie with a grain of salt.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Joe Utichi
November 7, 2004
Little more than a journey to the end credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
November 6, 2004
To add to the tedium, the ever-bland Bill Pullman, who exits rather early, returns via flashbacks to mope around and be generally unimpressive--which best describes this movie as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 6, 2004
Director Shimizu, as he did with Ju-on, simply inserts something scary into every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 6, 2004
there is a sleek, intoxicating artistry to Shimizu's film that makes you forget about things like cause and effect and character motivation
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
November 6, 2004
Generally speaking, I like a little more plot with my 'Boo!' moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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