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Evil Dead Reviews

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August 6, 2019
It's just another bland gore-fest that plays like the reheated remains of far better films that have come before.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 27, 2019
Much like the Dawn of the Dead remake, at first assumed a travesty yet surprisingly good, Evil Dead can almost boast the same. Almost.
October 14, 2018
This film was one of the most disappointing and boring horror films of 2013.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 22, 2018
Conversely, the picture's overall impression is forgettable.
May 23, 2018
Not only is the Evil Dead remake humorless, but there's even a concerted effort at having a meaningful, emotional subtext to all the horror.
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
March 9, 2013
If the original was Raimi's inventive soufflé of horror and slapstick, in the remake Alvarez seems content to simply show us the ingredients...without knowing how to put them together into anything scary, involving or inventive.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
April 4, 2013
The whole purpose behind this remake seems to be the same one behind many horror films these days: to throw as many buckets of blood around on the screen as you possibly can.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2013
There's no break from the intense gore and horror, no ironic wink; Evil Dead is the basic nightmare tale of five doomed individuals trapped in a cabin by an evil entity. And where's the fun in that?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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 21, 2013
The result is something less than the sum of its parts; in other words, the diametric opposite of that beloved original.
March 18, 2013
Beyond the basic plot and the return of a few of the most well-known sight gags from the first two Evil Dead films, it is generally its own animal.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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
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
April 4, 2013
Lacks the puckish cleverness of the original films, and if it stood on its own I doubt it'd spawn the same following. But it's not bad as run-of-the-mill horror goes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 5, 2013
Without an appealing, charismatic lead, this remake is pretty vacant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
March 10, 2013
It isn't that Evil Dead is particularly bad; it's fine. But it's without much of an identity; it's never allowed to become its own movie and is constantly forced to reference or bow to or swerve from the original.
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