The Grudge (2020)

The Grudge (2020)

The Grudge (2020)

Legendary horror producer Sam Raimi brings us a new take on the classic Japanese haunted house horror. Andrea Riseborough (Mandy) and John Cho (Searching) star in this US-set tale of supernatural vengeance.

2020Rating: R16, Violence & horror94 minsUSA
Horror
Director:
Nicolas Pesce ('Piercing', 'The Eyes of My Mother')
Writer:
Jeff BuhlerNicolas Pesce
Cast:
John ChoAndrea RiseboroughLin ShayeDemián Bichir

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The Grudge (2020) / Reviews

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Stuff

Did I "like" it. No. But do I admire it as a lesson in craft, conviction, technique and inventiveness? Absolutely. If you're a genre fan, ready for a subtler approach to the boiler-plate than most, then I reckon you might enjoy The Grudge a great deal.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Pesce has hired some fine actors and squandered them on a plot that isn't ingenious enough to justify the heartlessness that's all part of the package at this end of the horror movie market, where the desire to prop up a tired old franchise is more important than the film itself.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Only succeeds at proving that the potential for this franchise died long ago.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Nicolas Pesce's new and improved take on The Grudge ... is often as nasty as you want it to be, its cheesy jump-scares and generic packaging be damned.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Things keep devolving into a sort of "stock beats" catalog of J-scares that goes from déjà vu to dullness to deadening.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The remake remains cursed by a fatally hokey concept.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

If the angry, vengeful "Ju-On" ghosts must endure, they might as well be deployed by someone who knows how to make their attacks bruising.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Nearly devoid of scares for the casual horror consumer, it will likely elicit a respectful dismissal from genre connoisseurs: "We get what you're trying to do," they might gently say to the filmmakers. "It didn't work."

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Variety

Variety

A reboot of a remake of a movie that wasn't too scary to begin with, the latest version of 'The Grudge' conjures nothing but the dregs of J-horror.

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