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May 15, 2013
Fernandez's film falls most flat, as Raimi's Dead pics are full of comedy, whether Three-Stooges-indebted or just plain black and gross-out, while this rethink is monotonously serious - and really a bit evilly dull at times.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
May 12, 2013
I will always appreciate a horror flick that introduces novel and inventive ways to dispatch of its cast. But the frights are almost totally absent. So what are we even doing here?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
May 3, 2013
Alvarez seems to know where to pay tribute to the original... but he also knows where to depart... Overall, his new movie packs a punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Kelemen
AspectRatio.us
April 29, 2013
... not for people prone to nightmares. It's highly effective as causing involuntary chills and hand movements (as in, up to eyes to block the bloody chaos onscreen). ... a cut above just about any other modern horror/slasher remake
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
April 25, 2013
If Hollywood is having trouble with deciding who its 'war and terror' enemies are, that's nothing compared with its crisis in horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
April 21, 2013
All the requisite blood and gits but not much else to offer by way of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
April 21, 2013
The result is something less than the sum of its parts; in other words, the diametric opposite of that beloved original.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 21, 2013
There's more slickness than imagination on display.
Tara Brady
Irish Times
April 19, 2013
Using the very latest Cern-tested atom interferometry, we can reveal that Evil Dead is precisely, exactly - in the coldest atomic terms -the film that you were expecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
April 19, 2013
Remaking an iconic classic is dangerous business, even if the original filmmakers are on board as producers, but at least Uruguayan writer-director Alvarez has a few clever ideas up his sleeve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
April 19, 2013
Happy days for those who love this sort of thing. But Raimi's effort, perhaps because we hadn't seen the plot before, was infinitely more scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk
April 19, 2013
This could easily have been the best demon possession film released in decades. Instead it is just a very effective, still-terrifying, evil retread.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
April 18, 2013
There's no suspense, and it isn't scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
April 18, 2013
The characters are forgettable but the horror they suffer lingers in the memory, for good or ill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2013
A decent, gory horror treat for those who've never watched an Evil Dead movie - while at the same time exhibiting discreet respect for the 1980s incarnations, with plenty of low-key nods to the original for fans.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 18, 2013
A full-bloodedly grisly and macabre film that zaps over a few scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
April 18, 2013
Anonymous, forgettable and doesn't hold a candle to the brilliant original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
April 18, 2013
I was left clamping my hand to my open jaw, not so much in terror, more in shocked hilarity at how grand the guignol was willing to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 18, 2013
Well made and delivers buckets of the red stuff, but it's hampered by poorly developed characters, a lack of humour and a tendency to substitute gore for actual scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lewis Bazley
Sky Movies
April 17, 2013
Sam Raimi's horror classic gets a terrifying and intense rebirth for the 21st century.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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