The Last House on the Left Reviews

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May 6, 2019
With a host of solid performances, this should have been better. The script doesn't bring any of Craven's ingenuity, opting to replace it with a ride on the shock express.
August 8, 2017
The Last House on the Left is perhaps best seen as a reminder of why remakes of classic horror films almost always fail.
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.
August 28, 2015
A fascinating and confrontational horror film that deals with terrors a lot more chilling than some dude swinging a machete.
September 29, 2012
If you must, seek out the original to see nasty things happen to nasty people in a nasty film.
November 17, 2011
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.
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.
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.
August 30, 2009
What's most disappointing about the 2009 version is that it strips all the moral ambiguity from the 1972 original of the same name.
August 26, 2009
Unlike the Craven film, there's little of the audience implication that made these visions of violated innocence and draining retribution so troubling.
August 2, 2009
Not quite as bad as I thought it was going to be. The original was downright awful.
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.
June 16, 2009
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.
June 16, 2009
This isn't scary, just plain exploitative.
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.
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