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The Grudge Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 13, 2014
Completely misses the point of the original.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Grisly ghost story lacks plot; not for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 25, 2009
[Blu Ray] Only the hi-def obsessed should double-dip for this one, DVD owners can still sit pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
February 14, 2008
...just cannibalizes itself, exploiting Japanese spirituality for a few Saturday-night shocks...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 25, 2006
As a pure, light, PG-13 thrill machine, The Grudge is fairly successful. But it is not especially memorable.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 14, 2005
Eschewing plot and a linear timeline for a stylish exercise in mood, Shimizu sets the scenes with long silences and chilling images.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 9, 2005
Creepy movie about ghosts with an unfair advantage.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
April 1, 2005
The intent of Shimizu's US-produced feature debut is quite clear: do for Japan what Jaws did for swimming.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Bill Gibron
February 9, 2005
The Grudge is a decent horror diversion: barely a classic, but still pretty atmospheric and suspenseful in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Ramirez
January 20, 2005
La casa donde el mismo director entra por tercera vez, por vez primera...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2005
...Suspenseful even without much character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 5, 2005
Shimizu deveria ao menos corrigir os furos mais grotescos da trama - principalmente se considerarmos que vem trabalhando com o mesmo material há quase cinco anos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
January 3, 2005
Most of my child-like fear can be traced to one scene where a serious scare happens in someone's bed.
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Joe Utichi
November 7, 2004
Little more than a journey to the end credits.
| Original Score: 61/100
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
November 6, 2004
To add to the tedium, the ever-bland Bill Pullman, who exits rather early, returns via flashbacks to mope around and be generally unimpressive--which best describes this movie as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
November 6, 2004
Generally speaking, I like a little more plot with my 'Boo!' moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
November 6, 2004
OH NO!!! Not AGAIN!!!
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
November 6, 2004
Despite a few effective scares, this new Grudge never really generates the right amount of tension.
Eric D. Snider
November 6, 2004
It's disappointing to realize that the film truly IS nothing more than a series of people dying. We usually like our thrillers to have something more to them.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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