Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
At least as perplexing as it is creepy, with a time-jumping narrative, a chain of barely connected characters and an enraged shape-shifting ghost. Read full review
Gets on your nerves. Read full review
Still creepy, ooky, mysterious and spooky, but trying to follow the storylines is like sorting spaghetti. Read full review
Director Takashi Shimizu chooses cruel psychological suspense over gore and succeeds in spinning a minimal plot into a panorama of malice. Read full review
Basically, what you have in Ju-On is a collection of effectively scary sights and sounds - sound effects play a huge part in rolling that chill down your spine – and that's about it. Read full review
Shimizu generates a sense of palpable dread in each segment, expertly manipulating tried-and-true scare tactics supplemented by a truly inspired use of spooky sound effects. Read full review
The story is told in fractured time. This might not be a problem if his visuals were more fear-inducing. Read full review
Divided into chapters, the film jumps around in time, which means that we get to observe Shimizu's utter failure to develop his characters from endless narrative angles. Read full review
Its shapelessness and the cultural differences in acting style will keep this version filed under "cult oddity." Read full review
Bluntly speaking, Ju-On is anything but frightening. Ridiculous. Unbelievable. Unintentionally funny. It might as well be a parody of a horror film. Read full review
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