75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The remake of The Last House on the Left breaks the template, taking the 1972 original into an interesting new direction, with bold camera angles, good actors and a script that heaps on just as much character development as carnage.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Hinges on humiliation and vengeance, which makes it like most other modern horror titles. Its focus on sexual assault, however, puts it in a different, more primal league.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A warning: One scene in the middle is almost outrageously cruel and graphic. If you're the type of person who has to be reminded, "It's only a movie," stay away. This is the most depraved and dreadful piece of screen horror since last year's "Funny Games."
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Adheres sufficiently closely to the original template so as not to offend purists and manages to pack an intensely visceral punch of its own, most effectively in the extended setup.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

The best in the latest crop of slasher remakes. Admittedly, that is faint praise.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Like the current hit "Taken," Last House 2009 packs a vicarious jolt that might feel cathartic to certain moviegoers.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Audiences with a brain cell left have only one choice: Look for the first exit on the right.
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Not only is it plodding and completely predictable, the carnage is rendered slowly and quasi-reverentially, making the whole brutal experience come off like torture porn.
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0

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
One sickening piece of garbage.
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This remake is merely vile (and dull).
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42 out of 100
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