Pet Sematary - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Pet Sematary Reviews

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Henry Stewart
Brooklyn Magazine
September 17, 2015
This a silly movie, also overwrought, fusing the two until it approaches something grand and gonzo and tragic and meaningful.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
March 3, 2014
Without any real scares, there's no reason at all for this movie to exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 5, 2013
A silly and tedious horror drama...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 20, 2013
It bombs despite King adapting the screenplay from his novel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 5, 2012
a flawed, but still bracingly horrific film of ideas, one that maintains with substantial impact the novel's tragic themes about death and the limitations of human control
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 20, 2012 of the most witless horror movies I've sat through, essentially a zombie ghost story that's wholly predictable throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Dustin Putman
October 16, 2008
Haunting, sorrowful and reverberatingly eerie. Above all, Pet Sematary is a remarkably mature and thought-provoking look at the mysterious nature of death and the complexity of the grieving process.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Crum
November 3, 2007
Typically creepy Stephen King fodder.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
November 15, 2006
A true-blue bruise of a horror flick, packed with unsettling images, shocking demises, and a wonderfully apt sense of macabre humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 29, 2005
corny thriller
| Original Score: 2/5
Staci Layne Wilson
January 28, 2005
A ghost, a zombie cat, a murderous toddler, and Herman Munster... What's not to love?
Andreas Samuelson
November 11, 2004
Could have been better, but still worth to take a look
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
March 5, 2004
Eeeek! A junky book becomes a dreadful movie
| Original Score: 0/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Great Stephen King movie. Some true scares, lots of gore, and a hint of morality. Are you responsible for the reanimated dead?
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
Fairly effective adaptation of the Stephen King thriller.
| Original Score: 3/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
December 12, 2002
Another awful Stephen King adaption.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2002
So bad it's funny. Gwynne seems to be hawking Pepperidge Farm cookies.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
A dull Stephen King adaptation that is neither scary or enjoyably dumb.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ed Gonzalez
Apollo Guide
July 25, 2001
Aside from its blatant foreshadowing, the main problem with Pet Sematary is its hit-you-over-the-head approach to characters' inability to "let sleeping dogs lie."
| Original Score: 40/100
Emanuel Levy
July 5, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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