Rings Reviews

February 28, 2017
Unlike Naomi Watts' character in the first two films, Julia and Holt are undistinguished by complexity.
February 10, 2017
Pretty much everything about Rings is incoherent.
February 4, 2017
If crap movies carried penalties for inflicting torture on audiences, then Rings would merit a death sentence.
February 3, 2017
Rings embodies a common problem of attempted franchise revivals: indecision about its intentions.
February 3, 2017
In the end Rings didn't make me want to drink Drano. It had enough distractions but that's a low bar for a horror movie that includes D'Onofrio and Galecki, who could run rings around the rest of the cast given better material.
Top Critic
February 3, 2017
It's not a terrible setup. But Rings doesn't end up doing much with its fresh ideas.
February 3, 2017
Fans of the franchise will probably be pleased ... Too many horror sequels are content merely to recycle what worked the first time.
February 3, 2017
It's just another thoughtless cash-grab sequel in a horror-movie franchise better off dead.
Top Critic
February 3, 2017
Rings cannot make sense of the hodgepodge of old and new mythology, which confuses a Samara origin story that had already been settled in the other entries.
February 3, 2017
The story of Samara Morgan, once potent nightmare fuel, has become less scary with each new iteration, culminating in this new, ridiculous installment directed by F. Javier Gutirrez.
February 3, 2017
After 100 minutes, you're dead from boredom.
February 3, 2017
At no point does the movie manage even a single sequence of sustained tension, or a frisson of genuine terror.
February 3, 2017
Essentially a well-produced, easily accessed B-movie. Still, it wouldn't kill you to watch it, and it does more than expected to reinvent its particular wheel.
February 3, 2017
More wearying than frightening, Rings is a total non-starter.
February 3, 2017
Gutirrez can't unnerve you with a location or a situation; he overdoses on close-ups of his actors without indicating he cares about them as characters, to the detriment of any spatial coherence or framing tension.
February 3, 2017
Imagine eating wallpaper paste, listening to Coldplay and watching the entire 'Da Vinci Code' trilogy back to back. Still less boring than 'Rings'.
February 3, 2017
In the end, this latest "Rings" sequel is just inexcusably bad.
February 3, 2017
Far too much effort is expended on larding in ridiculous elements and characters that send the story in all directions, none of them involving brain cells or any real sense of dread.
February 3, 2017
It's now the file-share that kills. I don't know why that's less threatening, but it is, kind of like seeing your favorite album cover reduced to a digital postage stamp.
February 3, 2017
Unlikely to fire up the faithful and almost sure not to attract new fans to this J-horror-derived property.