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I Spit On Your Grave Reviews

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 18, 2011
By honing the jagged edges of Meir Zarchi's cheap and nasty rape-revenge shocker into slick entertainment, this unwelcome remake improves technically on the 1978 original, while retaining all that was sleazy and repellent...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
October 15, 2010
Neither boring enough to qualify as pornography nor vital enough to generate a controversy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
October 14, 2010
An attempt to trade on its predecessor's reputation without really grappling with the questions it raises, Monroe's version merely seems shallow, cynical and extremely ugly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 8, 2010
Female-empowerment fantasy or just plain prurience, Grave is extremely efficient grindhouse.
| Original Score: 3/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 8, 2010
I Spit on Your Grave is exploitation pure and simple. But it's artistically redeeming exploitation. If you can handle it, see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 7, 2010
In addition to all the obvious things that are disgusting about this movie, I Spit on Your Grave is trying to get us to hate each other. Hate it instead. It makes more sense and the hatred is much more deserved.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2010
Certainly, the rape and killings are more intricate, graphic, excruciating and nauseating. Hooray.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
October 7, 2010
Just piles imaginary atrocities on top of real ones, and then halfheartedly claim that it means something. Well, it doesn't.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
October 7, 2010
Not surprisingly, the remake gussies up the grindhouse roughness of the first film, which makes it relatively more palatable -- yet still vapid and repulsive -- while also, in a perverse way, selling it out.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 7, 2010
This despicable remake of the despicable 1978 film I Spit on Your Grave adds yet another offense: a phony moral equivalency.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 6, 2010
This is a remake of Meir Zarchi's infamous 1978 exercise I Spit on Your Grave, made back when torture porn was readily identified as disgusting and worthy of outrage. Now it's just one more movie in which genitals are sliced.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
October 6, 2010
Shorn of much of its psychosexual menace, the new Grave is gelded.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
October 5, 2010
When every injury is repaid with interest, this self-destroying work has nowhere to go but to the credits. Such symmetry is a dismal, barbarian sort of perfection.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
September 27, 2010
Exploitation remake delivers sadism and gore but little else.