• Released
  • April 5, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 31 min
  • Horror
  • 5,338 Fan Ratings
88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Kevin C. Johnson
It’s ultimately everything a modern horror movie should be.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

The new Evil Dead's delirious gross-out scenes spoke to me, and they go further than any mainstream picture I can think of.
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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.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
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.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
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.
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70

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
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.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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.
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Are we really looking to Evil Dead for gnarly possessions played straight? That’s what Alvarez gives us for an overlong stretch, until his reinterpretation of the malevolent-hand gag kicks off a last act that’s more freewheelingly, twistedly grisly. (Don’t skip the credits, because the fan-energizing momentum peaks at the very end.)
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Goes overboard on the gruesome and scrimps on humor. Raimi's "Drag Me to Hell" was a much funnierchill-fest.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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57 out of 100
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