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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The pickings are slim for scares this Halloween season (Ghost Ship, Below), so The Ring wins first prize by default. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    So good it's scary. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Too many threads are left dangling and the movie ultimately proves too implausible to put alongside those horror classics. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Won't kill you, but it could bore you half to death. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A creepy, oozy, dopey remake of the stylish 1998 Japanese thriller, "Ringu." show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    I hated it, but I grant that it does tap into a vein of technological horror - the fear of the VCR! - that will have young videophiles chatting it up for weeks show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Ends up a few frames short of the perfect horror film, but very few. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    If your senses haven't been dulled by slasher films and gorefests, if you're a connoisseur of psychological horror, this is your ticket. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    It's an understatement to say that The Ring is not your ordinary horror film. And never forget to rewind. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It's a workmanlike, passably engrossing horror flick that copies well from the Japanese original. When it's good, it's not original, and when it's original, it's not so good. show more

  • October 30, 2009 SRich539
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    Samara is a creepy little girl with a lot of issues..........what a great movie it scared the *&^* out of me...........

  • July 21, 2009 Rean Rossier
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    This movie is famous of the horror & everything in it. I enjoyed it so much it scared me in some parts but still a great movie sad that girl fell done the well poor girl she was so young anyways great movie, nice acters, & one of the top horror movies on my list". * INCLUDES A BRIEF MILD SPOLIER*

  • July 14, 2008 Emrohann
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    REALLY SCARY, EXCELLENT IF YOU WANT TO SCARE SOMEBODY!!!! Oh yeah.... and don't turn on your T.V. unless you want to see the cursed ring... Great movie, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT!!!!!

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