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Pulse (Kairo) Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 3, 2006
Some find it pulse-pounding, while others might be so bored they will have to check to make sure they still have a pulse by the time it's all over.
March 13, 2002
The film's calculated elusiveness has the effect of distancing us from the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 8, 2005
At least half an hour too long at 119 minutes, the movie allows almost everything to happen at least twice.
November 12, 2005
Horror... as an obscure premonition of digital destiny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 10, 2005
There is little in 'Pulse' beyond running around the germ of an idea.
June 17, 2005
Intriguing concept marred by the film's evasiveness.
Full Review| Original Score: C+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2005
Even though Kiyoshi Kurosawa's influential Japanese horror film captured a particular mood when he made it in 2000, its late arrival here is likely to elicit jaded yawns.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 16, 2005
Did I mention that nothing in the two snail-paced hours of Pulse makes close to a shred of sense?
December 2, 2005
While it's rattling your nerves, Pulse leaves your brain wanting more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 9, 2005
Still creepier than any of your other '05 slash-by-number horror films.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
December 16, 2005
Pulse is emptied and perplexing at trying length.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 21, 2005
Even the technology, employed to aesthetic end, creates less a sense of visual poetics than of out-of-date-ness.
November 11, 2005
As a meditation on technology and isolation, it'll definitely get your pulse racing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 18, 2017
Kurosawa doesn't rely on gore or violence to make his specters haunting, but on their inhumanness and otherworldliness.
August 30, 2009
Not just the scariest sample of J-horror I've yet seen, but also the most profound
August 3, 2007
in the labyrinthine fabric of Pulse, different characters must all, one by one, confront their own isolation, insignificance and deepest, darkest despair.
November 9, 2005
The all-encompassing atmosphere of gloom and doom creeps under one's skin with sinister subtlety.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
November 23, 2005
You may go home and throw out your computer and lock the doors.
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