The Grudge Reviews

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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.
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 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.
January 30, 2018
If the cast looks ordinary, you should see the plot.
April 13, 2014
Completely misses the point of the original.
December 28, 2010
Grisly ghost story lacks plot; not for tweens.
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
August 7, 2008
February 14, 2008
...just cannibalizes itself, exploiting Japanese spirituality for a few Saturday-night shocks...
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
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 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
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