Hellraiser - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Hellraiser Reviews

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July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
This is a movie without wit, style or reason, and the true horror is that actors were made to portray, and technicians to realize, its bankruptcy of imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
December 4, 2002
Any resemblence to Clive Barker's real work is purely coincidental.
| Original Score: 0/5
January 1, 2000
Lots of sex and violence, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of 4..+4
February 1, 2011
Gore-torture-horror-ghoul fantasy from the '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 11, 2008
Minor grisly fun, but don't expect the movie to linger when it's over.
January 1, 2000
...some memorable screen monsters and a vision of hell that's hard to forget.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
January 14, 2004
A maquiagem é interessante, mas o roteiro é ridículo; as atuações, risíveis; a direção, medíocre; e os efeitos visuais, datados.
| Original Score: 1/5
March 18, 2003
I love gore, but I never liked these. Drudgery even for a grue-monger.
| Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
It's a dark, frequently disturbing and occasionally terrifying film that suggests Barker's vision hasn't quite made the conversion from paper to celluloid.
July 21, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 20, 2009
Barker's vision cribs equally from the mythos of vampires and zombies, but Hellraiser's overriding ridiculousness (and nagging budgetary shortcomings) can't disguise the fact that the movie is at least unwittingly a product of the AIDS crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 12, 2010
Clive Barker's virtuosic De Sadean satire
March 7, 2001
Clive Barker's deliciously warped imagination is on full display in this modern classic of horror.
Read More | Original Score: 82/100
August 7, 2011
For all that it is an incredible, and incredibly disturbing, film to look at, Hellraiser doesn't entirely click as a narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
We're on the edge of our seats with a feeling of uninhibited terror the whole time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 15, 2010
Sharp grim direction and tight writing from Clive Barker who turns his story of a puzzle box invoking the forces of hell in to an experience rather than doing the work for us...
November 3, 2007
One of the unsung titans of the horror industry
| Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2006
[Writer/Director Clive] Barker's dazzling debut as a director creates such an atmosphere of dread that the astonishing visual set pieces simply detonate in a chain reaction of cumulative intensity.
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