The Last House on the Left

2009

The Last House on the Left

Critics Consensus

Excessive and gory, this remake lacks the intellectual punch of the 1972 original.

41%

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Total Count: 153
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Renowned horror director Wes Craven returns to the scene of the most notorious thrillers of all time in this darkly disturbing Unrated reimagining of The Last House on the Left. After kidnapping and ruthlessly assaulting two teen girls, a sadistic killer and his gang unknowingly find shelter from a storm at the home of one of the victim's parents-- two ordinary people who will go to increasingly gruesome extremes to get revenge. Loaded with shocking twists guaranteed to leave you on edge, it's the ominous film critics call, "One of the best horror remakes ever made" (Scott Weinberg, Fearnet.com). See what was too shocking for theaters.

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All Critics (153) | Top Critics (37)

  • The new version is tamer than the original but still dwells unpleasantly on the daughter's rape; this made me ill-disposed towards the ensuing scenes of violent payback.

    Jun 16, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 12, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
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  • A dismal reminder of just how starved Hollywood studios are for good ideas.

    Jun 12, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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?

    Jun 12, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • This clanging cover version believes in nothing, not even its own nihilism, and the horrors it portrays leave us colder, but not wiser.

    Jun 12, 2009 | Rating: 2/5
  • Extremely entertaining if you don't mind being morally corrupted at every juncture.

    Mar 16, 2009 | Full Review…

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