Evil Dead Reviews

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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
Scene-Stealers.com
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 16, 2013
A masterful new version that adds even more value to Sam Raimi's masterpiece than ever.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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
Deadspin
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
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
MLive.com
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
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
AspectRatio.us
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
Tara Brady
Irish Times
April 19, 2013
Using the very latest Cern-tested atom interferometry, we can reveal that Evil Dead is precisely, exactly - in the coldest atomic terms -the film that you were expecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
April 19, 2013
Remaking an iconic classic is dangerous business, even if the original filmmakers are on board as producers, but at least Uruguayan writer-director Alvarez has a few clever ideas up his sleeve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk
April 19, 2013
This could easily have been the best demon possession film released in decades. Instead it is just a very effective, still-terrifying, evil retread.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
April 18, 2013
The characters are forgettable but the horror they suffer lingers in the memory, for good or ill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2013
A decent, gory horror treat for those who've never watched an Evil Dead movie - while at the same time exhibiting discreet respect for the 1980s incarnations, with plenty of low-key nods to the original for fans.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 18, 2013
A full-bloodedly grisly and macabre film that zaps over a few scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
April 18, 2013
I was left clamping my hand to my open jaw, not so much in terror, more in shocked hilarity at how grand the guignol was willing to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 18, 2013
Well made and delivers buckets of the red stuff, but it's hampered by poorly developed characters, a lack of humour and a tendency to substitute gore for actual scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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