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The Last House on the Left Reviews

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October 20, 2015
The director, Dennis Iliadis, is exactly the right type of person to helm an upgrade of this manner: he is a genuine fan of the source.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 28, 2015
A fascinating and confrontational horror film that deals with terrors a lot more chilling than some dude swinging a machete.
March 1, 2011
The remake deviates from its source material, giving something new for fans of the original to enjoy/moan about, and employ some imagination with a few of the killings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 29, 2010
An utterly stellar revenge picture...
April 15, 2010
As remakes go, Last House On The Left is at least a decent addition to the 1972 classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 17, 2009
This version is a capably, confidently, and chillingly effective opportunity to place ourselves in the worst possible shoes for a length of time.
October 22, 2009
Remaking Last House on the Left seemed like a dubious proposition at best...yet somehow the new HOUSE works better than expected.
September 16, 2009
... superior [to the original] in that it makes clear the conflicting justification and degradation of the retaliation, establishing a grayer level of morality.
June 19, 2009
Given my particular distaste for both remakes and rape-revenge movies, I was as surprised as anyone to find that this is a better horror movie than it probably should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 15, 2009
in its way [the film] out-Hanekes Haneke (without feeling like a lecture), by confronting us in the end with what we expected (and possibly also desired) all along from this kind of movie.
June 12, 2009
A grimly effective new version of the notorious Last House On The Left.
June 12, 2009
Dennis Iliadis's remake retains its ferocious power and provocative themes, and thanks to a focused script that unfolds in real time, it ratchets up the suspense and sucks us into a remorseless cycle of violence and revenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2009
Its biggest shock is that there's much to praise, with a couple of stellar performances complementing the mounting tension and intriguingly twisting narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2009
Director Iliadis succeeds by building tension and putting everyone at unease rather than grinding out cheap shocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2009
The cast bring a level of reality to this that's surprisingly impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2009
Nasty but sometimes effective.
June 12, 2009
As pointless remakes go, this is actually pretty good, thanks to strong performances, impressive camerawork and stylish direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 11, 2009
This remake by Dennis Iliadis cost a great deal more than Craven's $100k and in many respects is an upgrade. What it lacks in the shock-of-the-new it makes up for with a more rounded storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 10, 2009
All the horror movie standards: sex, drugs, crotch shots and gore.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 7, 2009
More a thriller about family ties taken to unimaginable extremes than an attempt to engage with any real subtext.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
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