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Pulse (Kairo) Reviews

February 24, 2006
Where the average Japanese horror flick is petulant and nasty, Pulse is dolorous, shivery, and surreal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: B-
December 2, 2005
While it's rattling your nerves, Pulse leaves your brain wanting more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 2, 2005
By the end of Pulse the world seemed a whole lot creepier place. I'm pretty sure that means it worked.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 23, 2005
You may go home and throw out your computer and lock the doors.
November 23, 2005
You hate to call a ghost movie haunting, but there it is. It sticks around and rattles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 17, 2005
Whether you take it as horror show or social commentary (or both), this is sublimely terrifying stuff.
November 16, 2005
Did I mention that nothing in the two snail-paced hours of Pulse makes close to a shred of sense?
November 14, 2005
Pulse possesses the dark art to make your pulse pound and your hair stand on end -- with no cheating.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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 9, 2005
Kurosawa places his scary story in the context of intellectual conflict. In the case of Pulse, it's a Cartesian argument, but one with which Kurosawa is careful not to get too bogged down while scaring the bejesus out of his audience.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 9, 2005
There are very few moments in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's fiercely original, thrillingly creepy horror movie that don't evoke a dreamlike dread of the truly unknown.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 9, 2005
You'll never think of your computer in the same way.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2005
At least half an hour too long at 119 minutes, the movie allows almost everything to happen at least twice.