Pet Sematary Reviews

May 24, 2020
Pet Sematary quickly becomes a testament to the power of the female gaze on screen, as well as Mary Lambert's considerable skills as a director. None of the gore is exploitative, and even the death of a child is handled with empathy and respect.
May 3, 2019
King turns the mirror on humanity, questioning our faith, our belief, our methods of expelling grief from our lives. And it isn't always a pretty sight.
April 8, 2019
Overall, the acting in Pet Sematary is hit or miss. But when it hits, it's a bullseye.
March 26, 2019
Some genuinely great scares... Fred Gwynne completely and utterly steals the show.
March 4, 2019
While this is one of the best King adaptations, it does have some pacing issues, especially in the middle. The story drags a bit, but by the third act everything is moving at a breakneck pace.
October 20, 2018
Pet Sematary kicked off something new: the modest, micro, highly enjoyable King adaptation.
September 10, 2017
As a metaphor for the terrible decisions people make and never learn, Pet Sematary maintains a building sense of dread.
September 17, 2015
This a silly movie, also overwrought, fusing the two until it approaches something grand and gonzo and tragic and meaningful.
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
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.
November 3, 2007
Typically creepy Stephen King fodder.
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.
January 28, 2005
A ghost, a zombie cat, a murderous toddler, and Herman Munster... What's not to love?
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?
March 19, 2003
Fairly effective adaptation of the Stephen King thriller.
December 1, 2002
So bad it's funny. Gwynne seems to be hawking Pepperidge Farm cookies.
October 31, 2002
August 12, 2002