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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Shimizu can't quite pull everything together, trying to get off easy with a bargain-bin twist ending that most of the audience will see coming by the time the pile of corpses reaches double digits. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    At least the horror premise here has a hook - a house can spread its curse like a plague to adversely affect all who enter. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It isn't frightening. Sometimes, in fact, it's laughable. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Like a good horror movie, the images, jolts and artistically directed disorientation will keep your stomach clenched...Like a bad one, it doesn't make a lick of sense. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Slightly less frightening than the original, but it's still a scary psycho-horror that effectively replicates its bleak and crisp shocks. show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    A master of atmosphere, Japanese director Takashi Shimizu leads his audience along on a celluloid leash to his pitch-black attic of horror, inviting each hair on the back of your neck to stand up. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    The only character with any personality in The Grudge is a Tokyo house, but not to worry - it's got enough mean in it to keep any horror movie afloat. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    This is an eerie, inventively mounted movie: It's a shivery fun time, filled with dark corners, deserted hallways and sudden apparitions. But it never manages to genuinely rattle you. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The Grudge offers a bit more exposition than did "Ju-On," but the plot is still wispy. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Takes a leaf from the "Psycho" handbook and abandons its star for stretches here and there. show more

  • July 29, 2009 Rean Rossier
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    ( SOME SPOILERS) At first this movie had a slow beggening which made me feel this movie was bad & it was, Evan thou I loved Grudge Movie's this was not a good one! I liked the acter's but the writting was soooo slow!! same with the directing when it was the next scene it will be black! how bad is that anyways BAD MOVIE you can still see it okay you might have a different opinion!

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