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Evil Dead Reviews

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
April 17, 2013
Despite much old-school splatter, it's seldom frightening and oddly unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Virginie SÚlavy
Electric Sheep
April 17, 2013
An undemandingly fun and instantly forgettable update that provides the required amounts of blood, gore and demonic possession, although no real scares or re-invention.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 16, 2013
Will not inspire endless repeat viewings like the original, mostly because there's no Bruce Campbell.
Eric Melin
Lawrence.com
April 15, 2013
Alvarez adopts the film language of Raimi's films, adds more to the bag of tricks, and keeps the sardonic attitude without necessarily being slapstick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
April 15, 2013
Lacking Raimi's transgressive invention and wit, there really are some things that man should not meddle with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
April 15, 2013
At its best, manages to recapture the original's hardcore nastiness. It could certainly do with laughing at itself a bit more, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
April 15, 2013
An effectively relentless gore-fest.
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
April 15, 2013
A must-see for horror fans, Evil Dead is great fun from start to finish and establishes the basis for a rejuvenated franchise that could fuse with past demon defiance rather than overwrite them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
April 15, 2013
Comparisons to the original are inevitable yet the filmmakers deserve the right for this to be judged of its own accord and it's not a terrible movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 13, 2013
No matter how you slice it, it's a kind of horror wind-up toy: Once you set it in motion, it's going to do the same thing it always does. This one's no different.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 13, 2013
For a movie that's nothing if not a bloodbath, "Evil Dead" is as dry as the Sahara.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
April 11, 2013
Well...I didn't hate it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
April 11, 2013
Again with the dismemberments.
Neil Pond
American Profile
April 11, 2013
A big, spewing slab of gory, red meat entertainment, carved out with all the delicacy of a sputtering chainsaw, for fans a horror movie classic that just refuses to die.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 8, 2013
Rather overt about its intentions to replace the campfire story creepiness of [the original] with over-the-top gore effects and a truly unfortunate reliance on jump scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
April 8, 2013
Five years from now, will you want to watch this bloody $14 million extravaganza or Raimi's shoestring original, which was Amateur Hour elevated to pop art? Evil Dead just bleeds money.
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
April 8, 2013
When will people learn to stay out of the woods? This is the rare remake that surpasses the original in almost all ways except one - no Bruce Campbell.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
April 7, 2013
If you watched the first film's vine attack and went, 'You know what this needs? This needs to be more like hentai.' If you thought that, then this film is for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
April 7, 2013
Enjoy but be warned: you might need a tetanus shot and stitches just watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
April 7, 2013
By the time the last excruciatingly spilled blood drips, Evil Dead stakes its claim as a worthy remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 horror classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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