San Francisco Chronicle

So good it's scary.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The pickings are slim for scares this Halloween season (Ghost Ship, Below), so The Ring wins first prize by default.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
If your senses haven't been dulled by slasher films and gorefests, if you're a connoisseur of psychological horror, this is your ticket.
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Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Ends up a few frames short of the perfect horror film, but very few.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The best thing about the movie, which is a very elegantly crafted piece of gothic snuff hokum, is the way it teases and intrigues us with the revelation of what's on that tape.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Too many threads are left dangling and the movie ultimately proves too implausible to put alongside those horror classics.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A creepy, oozy, dopey remake of the stylish 1998 Japanese thriller, "Ringu."
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The unworthy new Hollywood remake of Japan's horror phenomenon, ''Ring,'' has packed on a definite article and a whole lot of hooey.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Won't kill you, but it could bore you half to death.
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57 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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