The Last House on the Left Reviews

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April 24, 2020
Director Dennis Iliadis polishes up Craven's template to a lethal shine.
November 17, 2011
By dismembering Craven's landmark extremities, Iliadis celebrates his source for all the wrong reasons.
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.
June 12, 2009
A dismal reminder of just how starved Hollywood studios are for good ideas.
June 12, 2009
The narrative structure is ingenious and sexual assault is at least shown as having dramatic and human consequences of some sort, if only in the context of revenge. Wasn't the original movie enough?
June 12, 2009
This clanging cover version believes in nothing, not even its own nihilism, and the horrors it portrays leave us colder, but not wiser.
June 12, 2009
A thought-provoking ordeal is repackaged as a middling shocker which leaves you feeling good about revenge.
June 12, 2009
The cast bring a level of reality to this that's surprisingly impressive.
June 12, 2009
The sense of having collaborated in something distasteful makes it hard to appreciate the genuinely gripping last act.
June 12, 2009
Nasty but sometimes effective.
June 12, 2009
Director Iliadis creates undeniably tense moments in, but the depravity is so gratuitously in-your-face that even a seasoned film critic might baulk.
June 12, 2009
This glossily dumbed-down remake is little more than sloppy, multiplex-aimed torture porn dribbled with pantie shots.
June 12, 2009
In turning the dirt-cheap original into a glossy slice of gore-nography, Wes and director Dennis Iliadis have lost one important thing. The entire ruddy point of the exercise.
March 16, 2009
Extremely entertaining if you don't mind being morally corrupted at every juncture.
March 16, 2009
It's that first 30 minutes that ruin this movie.
March 16, 2009
Boy, words can not express how much I just loathe and detest this movie.
March 13, 2009
In the end, like virtually every other remake that has been released recently, it's polished and predictable.
March 13, 2009
A shockingly mundane disappointment taken on its own and a deeply misguided refraction of the original.
March 13, 2009
Do not go to this movie if you simply seek entertainment. If you're a sociologist tracking the decline of civilization over the past four decades, you're in for a night of solid research.
March 13, 2009
The action scenes are particularly gripping.
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