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Cure Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 17, 2011
It's unsatisfying as a story precisely because it aspires to create a mounting sense of dread by enlarging questions rather than answering them.
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David Rooney
March 26, 2009
Tone and atmosphere mirror subject to perfection in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's hypnotic trip into the lower depths of the human mind.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's well enough acted and directed to advance Kurosawa's claim to be taken as an important new voice in Japanese cinema.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
June 6, 2002
Tough to shake even when it feels more like an exercise than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 3, 2002
A fascinating artifact as well as a most engrossing thriller.
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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
October 8, 2001
Cure has a cumulative power of horror which even seasoned filmgoers will not be able to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
September 21, 2001
It's more psychological than a genre movie, and that is the source of both its greatest interest and its biggest problem.
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August 21, 2001
A grave, magnificently creepy thriller.
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
August 16, 2001
Once again [Kurosawa] takes on a familiar genre, the murder mystery, but he imbues it with so much angst and psychological juice that it takes on a life of its own.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2001
With its gift for infusing uneasiness into every frame, Kurosawa's moody, unnerving film continues to spook us even after the lights have gone on.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 15, 2001
Rather than resort to clever plot twists and reversals, Kurosawa constructs an elaborate psychological maze and then strands us in the middle of it.
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John Anderson
August 3, 2001
Cool and caustic.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
August 1, 2001
Cure sticks with you -- it's a movie about the power of suggestion that casts a troubling spell on the viewer as well.