• R, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Mary Lambert
    In Theaters:
    Apr 21, 1989 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 19, 2000
  • Paramount Home Video

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Pet Sematary Reviews

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a flawed, but still bracingly horrific film of ideas, one that maintains with substantial impact the novel's tragic themes about death and the limitations of human control

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

October 5, 2012
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

Haunting, sorrowful and reverberatingly eerie. Above all, Pet Sematary is a remarkably mature and thought-provoking look at the mysterious nature of death and the complexity of the grieving process.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 4/4

October 16, 2008
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Typically creepy Stephen King fodder.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 3, 2007
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com

A true-blue bruise of a horror flick, packed with unsettling images, shocking demises, and a wonderfully apt sense of macabre humor.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 15, 2006
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com

A ghost, a zombie cat, a murderous toddler, and Herman Munster... What's not to love?

Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com

January 28, 2005
Fred Topel
About.com

Great Stephen King movie. Some true scares, lots of gore, and a hint of morality. Are you responsible for the reanimated dead?

| Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2003
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

Fairly effective adaptation of the Stephen King thriller.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

So bad it's funny. Gwynne seems to be hawking Pepperidge Farm cookies.

| Original Score: 3/5

December 1, 2002
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

| Original Score: 3/5

October 31, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2002
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Without any real scares, there's no reason at all for this movie to exist.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 3, 2014
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A silly and tedious horror drama...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

August 5, 2013
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It bombs despite King adapting the screenplay from his novel.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

May 20, 2013
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...one of the most witless horror movies I've sat through, essentially a zombie ghost story that's wholly predictable throughout.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

September 20, 2012
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 5, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

corny thriller

| Original Score: 2/5

June 29, 2005
Andreas Samuelson
Slasherpool

Could have been better, but still worth to take a look

Full Review Source: Slasherpool | Original Score: 3/5

November 11, 2004
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Eeeek! A junky book becomes a dreadful movie

| Original Score: 0/5

March 5, 2004
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Another awful Stephen King adaption.

| Original Score: 1/5

December 12, 2002
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

| Original Score: 2/5

November 29, 2002

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New York Times
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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