Evil Dead Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
July 15, 2015
If you wondered what the "Evil Dead" movies might be like without the central wit and charisma of Bruce Campbell, the answer now awaits you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Will Salmon
SFX Magazine
August 13, 2013
Too ludicrous to take seriously, yet too po-faced to laugh at, it sacrifices wit and energy for intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
July 22, 2013
Rarely do you find a modern reboot that has the power to satisfy fans of a revered franchise while simultaneously grabbing audiences unfamiliar with the original and kicking them in the teeth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Keyes
July 19, 2013
Maybe I am just getting too old for this stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
July 16, 2013
Evil Dead owes everything to its predecessor, and [director Fede] Alvarez never tries to hide that fact, even when his movie feels painfully redundant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 16, 2013
A masterful new version that adds even more value to Sam Raimi's masterpiece than ever.
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered
July 15, 2013
The filmmakers behind this Evil Dead remake have completely missed what made Sam Raimi's original film work so well, opting instead for a typical horror bloodbath that fails to differentiate itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
July 12, 2013
This Evil Dead isn't as flavorful as the old one, and it doesn't try as many different things. But on the promises it does make, it delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
June 30, 2013
An (extremely) blood good time that will likely please horror fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
It's not great, it's not quite as anarchic as the original or as you want it to be, but as a gorefest aiming to pop you out of your seat a few times, it does the trick.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Todd Jorgenson
June 12, 2013
... strips away the tongue-in-cheek satire of its predecessor and settles for modern genre pandering aimed at fans of death, dismemberment, and unbelievable amounts of gore.
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
June 12, 2013
Alvarez does show some directorial flair but this is not as frightening as it would like to believe it is, nor as interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Serba
June 4, 2013
The film is about nothing more than Alvarez devising amusingly fiendish ways of freaking out audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
May 22, 2013
Alvarez doesn't succeed in making Evil Dead terrifying, but he does make it as prodigiously intense and gory for our time as the original was for its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 17, 2013
A spookily effective remake of the ultra-low budget 1981 cult horror classic by Sam Raimi, the gore and blood is so plentiful here it even falls from the sky...A must for fans, Evil Dead also affirms horror as the most remake-friendly genre going.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 15, 2013
Fernandez's film falls most flat, as Raimi's Dead pics are full of comedy, whether Three-Stooges-indebted or just plain black and gross-out, while this rethink is monotonously serious - and really a bit evilly dull at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Miraudo
May 12, 2013
I will always appreciate a horror flick that introduces novel and inventive ways to dispatch of its cast. But the frights are almost totally absent. So what are we even doing here?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
May 3, 2013
Alvarez seems to know where to pay tribute to the original... but he also knows where to depart... Overall, his new movie packs a punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Kelemen
April 29, 2013
... not for people prone to nightmares. It's highly effective as causing involuntary chills and hand movements (as in, up to eyes to block the bloody chaos onscreen). ... a cut above just about any other modern horror/slasher remake
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
April 25, 2013
If Hollywood is having trouble with deciding who its 'war and terror' enemies are, that's nothing compared with its crisis in horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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