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The Grudge Reviews

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February 21, 2020
By populating the film with Americans-as-foreigners, there's a subtle underlying critique of Americans who don't fully understand the culture in which they're living.
June 5, 2019
The film is little more than a few disjointed scares wrapped up in a concept. In the end, it just doesn't add up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 29, 2018
If the cast looks ordinary, you should see the plot.
April 13, 2014
Completely misses the point of the original.
December 28, 2010
Grisly ghost story lacks plot; not for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 25, 2009
[Blu Ray] Only the hi-def obsessed should double-dip for this one, DVD owners can still sit pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2008
...just cannibalizes itself, exploiting Japanese spirituality for a few Saturday-night shocks...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 25, 2006
As a pure, light, PG-13 thrill machine, The Grudge is fairly successful. But it is not especially memorable.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2005
The largest issue, though, in any American remake of a foreign film is this: How badly did they louse it up? The answer is, surprisingly, not very much.
April 14, 2005
Eschewing plot and a linear timeline for a stylish exercise in mood, Shimizu sets the scenes with long silences and chilling images.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 9, 2005
Creepy movie about ghosts with an unfair advantage.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 1, 2005
The intent of Shimizu's US-produced feature debut is quite clear: do for Japan what Jaws did for swimming.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 9, 2005
The Grudge is a decent horror diversion: barely a classic, but still pretty atmospheric and suspenseful in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2005
It's mechanical moviemaking, but when it works you're likely to quiver, cower and leap with fright.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 20, 2005
La casa donde el mismo director entra por tercera vez, por vez primera...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 6, 2005
...Suspenseful even without much character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 5, 2005
Shimizu deveria ao menos corrigir os furos mais grotescos da trama - principalmente se considerarmos que vem trabalhando com o mesmo material há quase cinco anos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 3, 2005
Most of my child-like fear can be traced to one scene where a serious scare happens in someone's bed.
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November 13, 2004
it is as though the original Ju-on had been merged with Lost in Translation, and the result is an intelligent reflection on Hollywood's flawed attempts to recreate Oriental horror in its own image...
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