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Evil Dead Reviews

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September 5, 2017
A gory, old-fashioned slice of schlock horror that, by successfully paying homage to one of the greats, puts many of its contemporaries in the shade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 18, 2017
Ultimately, Alvarez did a solid job with his remake, and this is a popcorn treat after some slow, slow late-winter months.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 14, 2016
This Evil Dead remake is more 'blah' than 'boo.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 31, 2016
Alvares nails it. His Evil Dead has the fun spirit of the original (you need to have a very particular sense of the word fun, of course). His camerawork is inventive, occasionally beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 10, 2016
The current reboot feels uncreative. Watching the new film just made me miss Bruce Campbell's chin and shots of Raimi running insane through the woods.
April 10, 2016
The screenplay is abysmal, the performances are lifeless, and Alvarez's direction does nothing but rip pages out of Raimi's playbook.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 24, 2015
It's gross and creepy and precisely the sort of horror movie your mother would probably hate.
July 15, 2015
If you wondered what the "Evil Dead" movies might be like without the central wit and charisma of Bruce Campbell, the answer now awaits you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2013
Too ludicrous to take seriously, yet too po-faced to laugh at, it sacrifices wit and energy for intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 22, 2013
Rarely do you find a modern reboot that has the power to satisfy fans of a revered franchise while simultaneously grabbing audiences unfamiliar with the original and kicking them in the teeth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 19, 2013
Maybe I am just getting too old for this stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 16, 2013
Evil Dead owes everything to its predecessor, and [director Fede] Alvarez never tries to hide that fact, even when his movie feels painfully redundant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 16, 2013
A masterful new version that adds even more value to Sam Raimi's masterpiece than ever.
July 15, 2013
The filmmakers behind this Evil Dead remake have completely missed what made Sam Raimi's original film work so well, opting instead for a typical horror bloodbath that fails to differentiate itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 12, 2013
This Evil Dead isn't as flavorful as the old one, and it doesn't try as many different things. But on the promises it does make, it delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 30, 2013
An (extremely) blood good time that will likely please horror fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 22, 2013
It's not great, it's not quite as anarchic as the original or as you want it to be, but as a gorefest aiming to pop you out of your seat a few times, it does the trick.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 12, 2013
... strips away the tongue-in-cheek satire of its predecessor and settles for modern genre pandering aimed at fans of death, dismemberment, and unbelievable amounts of gore.
June 12, 2013
Alvarez does show some directorial flair but this is not as frightening as it would like to believe it is, nor as interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 4, 2013
The film is about nothing more than Alvarez devising amusingly fiendish ways of freaking out audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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