Drag Me to Hell Reviews

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October 9, 2019
There is nothing in here that resonates.
September 12, 2017
If you're looking for a good contemporary scary movie to watch, avoid this one.
August 4, 2013
The legitimately pleasing touches of absurdity just aren't worth the struggle it takes to make it through long stretches of apathetic moviemaking.
July 7, 2013
After a certain point, the movie becomes our own cinematic damnation from which there is no escape.
November 25, 2009
This certainly qualifies as an auteurist work, but I prefer my Sam Raimi diluted.
October 17, 2009
Loved the ending, but very little suspense or horror along the way. A tired, conventional plot. Paul Chambers, CNN.
July 22, 2009
I'm not sure I'd call it classic Raimi horror, because I think his very first films, the Evil Dead films, were quite a lot better than this. I just didn't really think it worked on the visceral horror level that he does so well at his best.
July 14, 2009
I really can't recommend it. Despite the fact that I support the idea of comedy horror, I do generally ask that it contain at the very least either comedy or horror.
June 6, 2009
Drag Me to Hell can't quite live up to the Evil Dead movies, mostly because it never finds a consistent tone. Not to mention, its background mythology is both totally ridiculous and almost impossible to understand.
June 3, 2009
There's something fundamentally disappointing about watching Raimi use his considerable resources to just make more wonderful scat.
June 1, 2009
Campy, funny and scary but the ending is a let down.
May 31, 2009
The movie is manic and gross, all right, but not much fun unless you enjoy watching an attractive 29-year-old woman getting punished repulsively over and over.
May 30, 2009
[Director Sam Raimi's return to the horror genre is] a bit like a reunion tour by an aging rock band running through a medley of their hits: it's fun to see their routine again, but the magic is gone.
May 29, 2009
Drag Me to Hell? More like sauntering through purgatory.
May 29, 2009
Drag Me to Hell is pure cheese. Goat cheese.
May 29, 2009
Apart from the evocative title, which is a great nod to '50s drive-in fare, the film is as predictable as a meal beneath the golden arches.
May 28, 2009
Raimi's fans will no doubt be pleased that he's whipping out the greatest hits. But just the same, it's the greatest hits package equivalent to Peter Gabriel's best-of album not including In Your Eyes.
May 28, 2009
[The characters are] so innocuous, and they're played with so little verve, that you don't feel a strong identification when their lives are wrecked.
May 28, 2009
Parts of it are entertaining, although I'm not convinced they're enjoyable entirely for the reasons intended by the filmmakers.
Top Critic
May 27, 2009
The true test of any successful horror flick is how wretched it makes you feel. At the very least, it should inspire a banquet of dread or offer a canapé of anxiety. After Drag Me to Hell you won't mind walking home alone.
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