The Ring (2002) Synopsis
A journalist (Naomi Watts) investigates a bizarre videotape that brings death to all who view it.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

So good it's scary.
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80

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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75

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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75

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Ends up a few frames short of the perfect horror film, but very few.
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75

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...
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63

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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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A creepy, oozy, dopey remake of the stylish 1998 Japanese thriller, "Ringu."
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50

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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38

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...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Won't kill you, but it could bore you half to death.
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Almost a so-so but because of originality I'll say go and check it out.

By Varvaro
Only person to rate this movie? Alright then well I'll give you all you need to know. First of all this movie is pretty scary so it won't disappoint there. Also just as you think the movie is coming...

By carlopolicarpio
The story was good. But The Ring does not have one of the scenes where it scares the **** out of you....

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By garberjared5
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THIS MOVIE IS SO SCARY!!!

By monkeyboyben380
I watch many horror movies but The Ring outdoes them all. From start to finish, this movie will make you scream. Unlike many horror movies, The Ring continuously builds the psychological terror while...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language, Disturbing Images, Some Drug References and Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under This movie is very, very scary.
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