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Evil Dead Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 6, 2013
An unnecessary remake of the 1981 Evil Dead by Sam Raimi.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
April 5, 2013
A stylish and worthy homage: inventive even as it is derivative, never quite jokey but never taking itself too seriously, and clocking in at an entirely appropriate 91 minutes. Any longer would be unmerciful; any shorter, ungenerous.
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
April 5, 2013
I think they really lost me when evil enters our heroine through her vajayjay (you can't unsee that).
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
April 5, 2013
It's predictable to lament the loss of Campbell and Raimi, yet Alvarez constructs a pleasing, moist reawakening, and one that could lead to a few groovy directions of its own if sequels ever come to fruition.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
April 5, 2013
It's easily the goriest, goopiest, most visceral, bloody and violent movie I've seen with an R rating. But that's the point, and it was a lot of fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Glenn Lovell
CinemaDope
April 5, 2013
... an all-out, balls-to-the-wall fright fest with allusions to The Exorcist, early Cronenberg, REC and Texas Chainsaw Massacre ... Raimi sans the laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
April 5, 2013
Congratulations guys: you get to keep the name.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Dana Stevens
Slate
April 5, 2013
Though it never channels the raw DIY energy of the original Evil Dead series -- what big-budget version could? -- this polished, clever remake remains true to the spirit of the original, which was at once viscerally terrifying and weirdly lighthearted.
Katherine Monk
Canada.com
April 5, 2013
The minute you see the electric knife slicing into some bloody roast beef, you know The Evil Dead is piercing the right vein of genre horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
April 5, 2013
Fede Alvarez loudly proclaims "THIS IS MY BOOMSTICK" and delivers a horror remake which defies the Gods by almost challenging the quality of Evil Dead itself - keyword, almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Vanessa Farquharson
National Post
April 5, 2013
Not everyone will want to spend money on a ticket to nausea, of course, but you can't fault a director for achieving precisely what he set out to do, even if it mainly revolves around dismemberment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rick Bentley
Fresno Bee
April 5, 2013
Fede Alvarez hits the majority of the terror beats of the original movie, from the creepy-looking cabin to rivers of blood. Because he had a larger budget, Alvarez cranks up the special effects. But the results are not as much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 5, 2013
This flesh-rending retread simply doesn't recapture the ferocious energy of the low-budget fright-fest that set Sam Raimi down the yellow brick road to Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
April 5, 2013
You're better off giving Raimi's original another spin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 5, 2013
An uncompromising, hardcore, balls-to-the-wall fright flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Burgin
Paste Magazine
April 5, 2013
For those unfamiliar with the original films, this latest Evil Dead serves well enough as a neatly packaged, delightfully repulsive gore fest.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.2/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 5, 2013
As is the rule for modern horror movies, the violence and language are uglier than before, but the people are a lot prettier.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 5, 2013
A gore fest that's just effective enough to whet fans' appetite for a sequel, even as it kills everyone else's appetite for dinner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kofi Outlaw
ScreenRant
April 5, 2013
Remakes don't get much better than Evil Dead - in terms of revitalizing the franchise and servicing both veteran and newcomer viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 5, 2013
There isn't much to do here except turn the gore up to 11; if you've ever wondered what it would be like to jam a chainsaw into someone's mouth (and who hasn't?), this will give you a good working idea.
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