The Last House on the Left - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Last House on the Left Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 13, 2013
A piss poor horror film with terrible production qualities.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Awful, awful, bloody, and awful. Did I mention awful?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 6, 2002
| Original Score: 0/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 13, 2016
It's pretty to look at and ugly to digest.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
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
Douglas Pratt
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
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
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.
| Original Score: 0/5
Top Critic
Howard Thompson
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The party who wrote this sickening tripe and also directed the inept actors is Wes Craven.
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
April 22, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 22, 2002
I can't decide whether the film is more distasteful or more inept
| Original Score: 0/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
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
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Fernando F. Croce
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.
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Craven and company tap into something hot, dark and deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
December 2, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
It's disgusting and gripping at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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