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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Has maybe a half-dozen moderately frightening scenes. show more

  • 25
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Hideously ugly to look at and not even worth following. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    A horror film dealing with the terrors lurking via our computers, cell phones and other electronic devices, Pulse isn't nearly as scary as watching your hard drive crash or having your BlackBerry conk out in the middle of a vital call. show more

  • 63
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    To say Wes Craven's rewrite of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 "Pulse" isn't as bad as it could have been sounds like faint praise, but Kurosawa's "Pulse" is one of the true masterpieces of recent Asian horror, and the track record for Hollywood horror redos isn't great. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    If Pulse is unsurprising as a horror movie (come on: chalky, soul-sucking freaks again?), as a campaign against the Internet, digital piracy, cellphones, and anything that computes anything (like laptops or brains), it's a riot. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Pulse bears more than a slight resemblance to a 1994 American horror called "Ghost in the Machine." They didn't screen that stinker in advance for critics, either. show more

  • 25
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's not scary, it's not chilling, and it's not interesting. show more

  • 25
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Tedious, baffling and ultimately laughable. show more

  • 40

    An unrewarding experience that won't scare you, but might make you think twice before opening email attachments. show more

  • 20
    Film Threat

    Laughter erupts during scenes and certain close-ups that were designed to induce screams. show more

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