The Grudge Reviews

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August 2, 2020
...a watchable yet erratic Hollywood remake.
February 22, 2020
By populating the film with Americans-as-foreigners, there's a subtle underlying critique of Americans who don't fully understand the culture in which they're living.
June 25, 2009
[Blu Ray] Only the hi-def obsessed should double-dip for this one, DVD owners can still sit pretty.
November 20, 2008
April 1, 2006
September 16, 2005
The largest issue, though, in any American remake of a foreign film is this: How badly did they louse it up? The answer is, surprisingly, not very much.
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.
April 9, 2005
Creepy movie about ghosts with an unfair advantage.
April 1, 2005
The intent of Shimizu's US-produced feature debut is quite clear: do for Japan what Jaws did for swimming.
March 5, 2005
February 9, 2005
The Grudge is a decent horror diversion: barely a classic, but still pretty atmospheric and suspenseful in its own right.
January 26, 2005
It's mechanical moviemaking, but when it works you're likely to quiver, cower and leap with fright.
January 20, 2005
La casa donde el mismo director entra por tercera vez, por vez primera...
January 15, 2005
January 6, 2005
...Suspenseful even without much character development.
January 3, 2005
Most of my child-like fear can be traced to one scene where a serious scare happens in someone's bed.
November 13, 2004
it is as though the original Ju-on had been merged with Lost in Translation, and the result is an intelligent reflection on Hollywood's flawed attempts to recreate Oriental horror in its own image...
November 7, 2004
Little more than a journey to the end credits.
November 6, 2004
November 6, 2004
Shimizu understands it is the unknown and the unseen that's scariest, resorting to gurgled growls and passing glimpses of greasy-haired demons to illicit shrieks and shouts from a terrified theatre.
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