Pulse (Kairo) Reviews

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February 24, 2006
Where the average Japanese horror flick is petulant and nasty, Pulse is dolorous, shivery, and surreal.
December 16, 2005
It's an apocalyptic ghost story with some eerie images and a surprising turn toward the end, but it bogs down considerably between the good scenes.
December 15, 2005
It's not about blood, gore and oozing innards but unsettling creepiness that gets under a moviegoer's skin and makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.
December 2, 2005
While it's rattling your nerves, Pulse leaves your brain wanting more.
December 2, 2005
It's best just to give yourself over to its dizzy dreaminess and abstract analysis of the persistent, beckoning throb of the digital underground.
December 2, 2005
By the end of Pulse the world seemed a whole lot creepier place. I'm pretty sure that means it worked.
October 18, 2017
Kurosawa doesn't rely on gore or violence to make his specters haunting, but on their inhumanness and otherworldliness.
August 4, 2017
Pulse takes the idea that personal computers and the Internet isolate, rather than connect, people and uses it as the jumping-off point for a devastating portrait of mankind gripped by depression spun from a supernatural conspiracy.
July 11, 2017
"Pulse" is the kind of horror movie that genre fans should see at least once. Allow yourself plenty of time and patience. You'll need it.
July 10, 2017
Arrow Video releases writer/director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 classic "Pulse" for the first time on blu-ray. Kurosawa's films embed social criticism within genre and his "Pulse" is a prescient metaphor for the alienating effect of Internet connectedness.
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