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The Last House on the Left Reviews

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October 19, 2016
Indelibly scummy, Wes Craven's freshman shocker is less a rip-off of The Virgin Spring than a purposefully degraded update, with the medieval barbarism of the original cannily transplanted to Vietnam-era America.
February 13, 2016
It's pretty to look at and ugly to digest.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 5, 2015
[Its] indictment of the human capacity for hatred and violence is nothing next to its status as a long lost Keystone Kops feature cut together with the world's worst folk musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
June 13, 2013
A piss poor horror film with terrible production qualities.
September 27, 2011
A depraved exploitation film specifically designed to shock and repulse viewers...also a cultural artifact reflective of and reactive to the time it was made... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 13, 2009
The exceedingly low-rent production values subsequently ensure that the more overtly horrific elements within Craven's script often fall completely flat...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 26, 2007
An ugly, disturbing, passionately conceived cult favorite, Last House on the Left is much more complex (albeit crudely made) than its controversial reputation would suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 26, 2007
It isn't artistically adroit, but if success in this genre is counted by squirms, it's a success.
September 26, 2007
Sartorially dated certainly, but still powerful, disturbing and raw.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 23, 2007
Craven and company tap into something hot, dark and deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 14, 2007
if one is not disgusted enough to stop watching, one is left wishing that the movie would show more than it does
| Original Score: 2/5
May 26, 2006
It's disgusting and gripping at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 9, 2006
Craven's cold, flat style of filming emphasises the fact that the violence dehumanises not only the victims but the aggressors.
May 9, 2005
The party who wrote this sickening tripe and also directed the inept actors is Wes Craven.
February 21, 2005
A estúpida tentativa de combinar cenas de violência realista com outras de humor pedestre anula o impacto do filme e nos leva a questionar a sanidade do jovem Craven.
| Original Score: 1/5
October 23, 2004
A tough, bitter little sleeper of a movie that's about four times as good as you'd expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 7, 2004
Introduced a sadism that lurks beneath the surface of Craven's work to this day. It's not fun, as horror should be; it's amoral, and you leave it feeling sickened and dirty.
Read More | Original Score: 0/5
June 18, 2003
One of the true classics of modern horror cinema.
September 3, 2002
a supremely schizophrenic movie, alternating awkward scenes of bad comedy with gruesome and unsettling moments of violence that reach a nasty level of documentary realism
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 22, 2002
I can't decide whether the film is more distasteful or more inept
| Original Score: 0/5
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