Pet Sematary Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 5, 2013
A silly and tedious horror drama...
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 29, 2005
corny thriller
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 20, 2012 of the most witless horror movies I've sat through, essentially a zombie ghost story that's wholly predictable throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 20, 2013
It bombs despite King adapting the screenplay from his novel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
March 3, 2014
Without any real scares, there's no reason at all for this movie to exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Andreas Samuelson
November 11, 2004
Could have been better, but still worth to take a look
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
A dull Stephen King adaptation that is neither scary or enjoyably dumb.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ed Gonzalez
Apollo Guide
July 25, 2001
Aside from its blatant foreshadowing, the main problem with Pet Sematary is its hit-you-over-the-head approach to characters' inability to "let sleeping dogs lie."
Full Review | Original Score: 40/100
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
November 29, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
October 13, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
December 12, 2002
Another awful Stephen King adaption.
| Original Score: 1/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
March 5, 2004
Eeeek! A junky book becomes a dreadful movie
| Original Score: 0/5
Emanuel Levy
July 5, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
November 15, 2006
A true-blue bruise of a horror flick, packed with unsettling images, shocking demises, and a wonderfully apt sense of macabre humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 12, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Staci Layne Wilson
January 28, 2005
A ghost, a zombie cat, a murderous toddler, and Herman Munster... What's not to love?
Steve Crum
November 3, 2007
Typically creepy Stephen King fodder.
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
Fairly effective adaptation of the Stephen King thriller.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dustin Putman
October 16, 2008
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Top Critic
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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