The Grudge Reviews
January 4, 2021
One of those movies that seemed destined to be iconic as soon as it was released. From its unique storytelling method to the utter creepiness of Toshio, it's unforgettable.
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 5, 2019
The film is little more than a few disjointed scares wrapped up in a concept. In the end, it just doesn't add up.
June 25, 2009
[Blu Ray] Only the hi-def obsessed should double-dip for this one, DVD owners can still sit pretty.
February 14, 2008
...just cannibalizes itself, exploiting Japanese spirituality for a few Saturday-night shocks...
September 25, 2006
As a pure, light, PG-13 thrill machine, The Grudge is fairly successful. But it is not especially memorable.
April 1, 2006
December 6, 2005
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 1, 2005
The intent of Shimizu's US-produced feature debut is quite clear: do for Japan what Jaws did for swimming.