Ringu (Ring) Reviews

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Daniel Fierman
Entertainment Weekly
October 14, 2014
If you don't mind, I'm off to the corner of my office to curl into a fetal position and rock slowly.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
October 10, 2012
Ringu has a minimalist intensity that can stop the heart with a simple flash-cut or a well-timed fillip in the musical score.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
October 10, 2012
As good as The Ring is, it can't top the original for sheer, shivering terror.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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David Jenkins
Time Out
October 30, 2008
The finale, too, still feels as twisted, bizarre and down-right nightmarish as it did all those years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 7, 2008
Classically shot, with effective use of stereo sound effects, the movie is almost entirely free of visual horror and the usual Eastern ghost cliches, managing to suspend auds' disbelief in the hokey story through pure atmosphere.
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Edward Crouse
Village Voice
September 25, 2007
Eschewing blood for a sinuous tone of Videodromic dread, Ring forces fear into every cut as a psychic telejournalist counts down the hours till a fatal visitation, while making a gung ho attempt to save her brood.