The Grudge Synopsis
A sinister curse born of a violent death is passed down from victim to victim.
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Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
A master of atmosphere, Japanese director Takashi Shimizu leads his audience along on a celluloid leash to his pitch-black attic of horror,...
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
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...
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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.
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
This is an eerie, inventively mounted movie: It's a shivery fun time, filled with dark corners, deserted hallways and sudden apparitions....
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A horror film that consists of virtually nothing but don't-go-in-the-attic suspense scenes strung together with a reasonable degree of...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It isn't frightening. Sometimes, in fact, it's laughable.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Like a good horror movie, the images, jolts and artistically directed disorientation will keep your stomach clenched...Like a bad one, it...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Takes a leaf from the "Psycho" handbook and abandons its star for stretches here and there.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
At least the horror premise here has a hook - a house can spread its curse like a plague to adversely affect all who enter.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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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...
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Five Word Review

By redyeah
Meow says the cat boy...

The Grudge

By nerds37
This was a kinda werid movie but good I would suggest seeing it!...

it's perfect

By Brady_dennis
This is a very intresting movie!...

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Rated PG-13 | For mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
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