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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This remake of the 1981 horror classic starts well, but it soon degenerates into tiresome shock gore that overstays its welcome, despite the film's modest run time. Jane Levy as a heroin addict going through withdrawal is the one bright spot. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Goes overboard on the gruesome and scrimps on humor. Raimi's "Drag Me to Hell" was a much funnierchill-fest. show more

  • 75
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    Alvarez triumphs because he made one crucial decision: Avoid digital animation and use only practical in-camera special effects. He uses every trick from classic Hollywood and invents a few of his own. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Though Alvarez keeps us watching, he takes no real chances. Buried under all those enthusiastically mangled bodies is the comfort of familiarity. He may have intended to remake a single film, but we’ve seen this movie countless times before. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A gore-for-broke affair that strips the flesh off Sam Raimi's cult-beloved comic-horror franchise and exposes the demons at its core. show more

  • 70
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    Effective scares, respectful nods to its inspiration and a few new twists make the question of whether this new Evil Dead succeeds in matching its inspiration superfluous. This is one remake that succeeds on its own blood-soaked terms. show more

  • 88
    Kevin C. Johnson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    It’s ultimately everything a modern horror movie should be. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    The setup and geography are consistent with the original, though the film never makes the mistake of trying to rebottle the lightning that electrified Sam Raimi's movie. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    So long as you grit your teeth and keep your eyes on the screen, it’s an enjoyable, if almost academic, exercise in bad taste. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore Movie Nation

    Is this Evil Dead (no “The”) any good? Yes and no. It several genuinely hair-raising moments and presents, for your edification and enjoyment, some of the most graphic horror violence ever presented on the screen. show more

  • March 17, 2014 ir00000000185971
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    Just had to turn off the remake of Evil Dead it was horrible beyond words an utter offense to my eyes and ears. I had such fond memories as a youngster watching the original with my family and being shocked and amazed at all the bloody gore. THIS REMAKE SUCKS!

  • September 07, 2013 loriroosen
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    Movie sucked big time !! Like it says on the box \"simply astonishing !\" ...sadly enough I was astonished how you could completely and utterly ruin a remake of the original cult movie made by Raimi while having access to better special effects and a much larger budget

  • August 27, 2013 zi00000000090547
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    buena movie....good

  • August 04, 2013 or00000000159906
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    LAME! Cabin in the woods with a different story line.

  • July 23, 2013 vc00000000158973
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    This movie was nothing but a bunch of blood and gore. If you like this kind of junk, then maybe this movie is for you. But I hated it. The first 30 minutes was ok but after that - it was just gross and disgusting! Horrible waste of money to produce and my $5 to rent it!

  • June 11, 2013 larry
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    Been avoiding this movie for months,saw it today for $ 2.It was a lot better than I thought it was gonna be.The trailors didnt do it justice imo.Great sick gore fest,the special effects were great.Liked it better than The Purge

  • May 10, 2013 cpbilby
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    A near-perfect remake of the Raimi original. Respectful of the original story and goal - be scary - but freshly imagined.

  • May 02, 2013 bw00000000148026
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    This movie was terrible in my opinion it didn\'t follow the story at all, I\'m a big fan of the original and if you are to stay away from this film.

  • April 30, 2013 on00000000147481
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    this movie sucked watch the old one waaaaaay better

  • April 21, 2013 fu00000000145558
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    Great special effects; if you like bloody gore, you will like this. Very good

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  • The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

  • Silent Hill (2006)

  • Evil Dead 2 (1987)

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