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The Grudge

2004
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
1h 31m
Karen Davis (Gellar) is an American Nurse moves to Tokyo and encounter a supernatural spirit who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. A series of horrifying and mysterious deaths start to occur, with the spirit passing its curse onto each victim. Karen must now find away to break this spell, before she becomes its next victim. (imdb)
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The Grudge

2004
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
1h 31m
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Rated 18 Jul 2010
50
43rd
Turns out you don't need to care about the protagonists to find a horror film effective. This is NOT a good movie by any measure, but this evil Japanese spirit shit just scares the hell out of me for some reason. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
25
4th
Sure, lots of people die. But it's not scary, or good. In fact, I'd have to say it's one of the worst movies I've seen in quite a while. Including some made by middle school students.
Rated 03 Jul 2010
35
23rd
Average horror with precious few surprises. But I don't get it. What was the motive for all the badness?
Rated 15 Jan 2012
10
2nd
This story could possibly be filmed in a way to make a good movie, however this director is entirely awful. Every single time the action starts to get good the idiot cuts away. Why even try to tell a scary story if you are going to ruin every single scary scene. By the end all I wanted to do was scream foul. I hope I never again see another movie made by this crappy director.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
68
55th
meoooowwwwwwwrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Rated 07 Feb 2008
11
2nd
I wanted to leave the theater.
Rated 09 Nov 2020
60
20th
Top badass moment? Learning that slaying vampires is not a skill that's readily transferrable to other ungodly creatures. So all in all it's a bit of a dead-end career wise. On hearing Buffy mumbling a few words of what I suspect is really badly mangled Japanese, a pissed-off, long-haired hippy-goth make a nuisance of itself by dropping litter everywhere and giving Buffy exactly the ‘first day at my new job’ no one wants to have. 1 cat (black and really angry), no chainsaws or decapitations.
Rated 26 Jul 2008
18
2nd
This is an awful movie that makes you laugh. So as an unintentional comedy it's at least a 70, but as a horror movie it fails miserably. The cat kid is hilarious, not scary. The various sounds in this movie are the same way. Ahhhhhhhhh, or whatever the fuck it is.
Rated 14 Dec 2006
35
11th
It's like Ju-On, but with better eye candy and worse in every other way (which is saying something).
Rated 21 Dec 2006
1
2nd
And I thought the original was bad...
Rated 23 Dec 2006
73
30th
Kinda creepy.
Rated 07 Jan 2007
7
3rd
Okay, so I only saw the original (Japanese) version. I'll give this one four bonus points because SMG is cute.
Rated 15 Jan 2007
70
58th
really good
Rated 03 Apr 2013
79
52nd
Saw this in 7th or 8th grade in theaters. Was absolutely the most terrifying movie I've seen to date. Watched it again at home, and it had lost some impact. Still, the suspense and horror builds from very early on and doesn't let you go until the closing credits. I remember waiting for one scene to calm down a little; nope. By the finale of the movie I was downright traumatized. lol. Would recommend if you want a scary movie; turn out the lights, don't take your attention off it, and enjoy.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
58
23rd
The kid is still creepy.
Rated 21 Sep 2009
47
15th
Mediocre in so many ways
Rated 04 Mar 2007
45
25th
Passes the time.
Rated 04 Mar 2007
40
1st
A joke of PG 13 horror film, there is no substance to this movie and hardly any creativity as it tries to milk any success the Ring may have had with their audience.
Rated 20 Mar 2007
60
48th
Confusing structure, thanks to an utter lack of transitions. Only average acting, they're our vessels when they're scared, but seem to just be in the waiting room the rest of the time. Completely worth it though, if only for the heart-stopping scare scenes which only get more terrifying in subsequent viewings. Nice locations and special effects as well. The lack of gore is also nice, not that I'm one that cares about that sort of thing, but they managed to keep the intensity high without it.
Rated 20 Mar 2007
33
27th
Some good moments of horror, but looking past the jump factor it isn't really that scary and has very limited interest. I've not seen the Japanese version, but it seems all too much like a cheap American remake.
Rated 20 Mar 2007
72
57th
Passable horror thrills.
Rated 20 Jan 2013
0
0th
zzzzZzzzZZZZzzz
Rated 20 Sep 2010
68
9th
Do yourself a favor and watch the Japanese version of this movie. Way better.
Rated 03 Oct 2009
25
9th
Boring
Rated 20 Apr 2007
50
36th
Pretty meh see the Japanese version if you want a real scare.
Rated 12 May 2007
30
7th
- not worth your time :: unrealized potential :: The only thing I liked about this movie was the way the story developed in a non-linear direction.
Rated 26 May 2007
45
24th
Creepy.
Rated 14 Jun 2007
28
13th
A bit of a bore really... not as good as the remake of the Ring. The film did put me off seeing the original because it was that bad.
Rated 24 Jul 2007
31
34th
Doesn't add anything unique or original-- stick with the Japanese version.
Rated 28 May 2013
60
22nd
By far not as good as the original, with a lame story in the background that doesn't quite fit in. Tries to explain things to a Western audience and loses itself on the way...
Rated 18 Oct 2010
25
61st
"An abundance of above-average scares ultimately makes The Grudge's portrait of contagious anger, violence, and death creepily unsettling." - Nick Schager
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
27th
Just as awful as the Japanese version. More little children with wet black hair over their faces. I look the same when I come out of the shower and slip to the floor.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
26th
Asian horror at its finest will have you checking the dark corners of you ceiling before you go to bed and freaking out at the sound of a cat. check out the history of a place before moving in or even walking in
Rated 14 Aug 2007
4
2nd
Jump-scares and an immobile heroine with no motivation. PROTIP! Blue =/= Scary!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
16th
some scary points, but the acting was bad, the story was bad, and the ghost was annoying.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
56th
Not bad, there were some pretty good scares and the story wasn't too terrible.
Rated 18 Jun 2012
55
8th
Trying to ape the success of "The Ring" by bringing a popular Japanese horror movie to US shores, this one pretty much failed miserably.
Rated 14 Jul 2015
63
43rd
A film where I felt genuinely creeped out at the end of it. Some of the scenes were really tense, and what I liked about it was that it did not rely only on jumpscares(few); there is a lot of tension-building and gruesome scenes involved here. I think that the cinematography did matched really well with the sounds used to create these scenes. However, there were also some scenes that were not so scary, and seemed pointless. Acting was OK, character development was not important in the film.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
32
14th
the first scare is the scariest the rest is dumb and the last scene was laughable because of how dumb everything leading up to it was.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
28th
boring.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
14th
A bit scary, not great.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
40
4th
Boring horror flick depending too much on cheap scare effects.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
55th
the original is better, not gore....but a very good flick if you are into the supernatural-
Rated 17 Jun 2012
40
14th
Ugh
Rated 04 Aug 2016
81
18th
1
Rated 14 Aug 2007
63
38th
Creepy at times, but otherwise laughable
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
69th
An instant cult classic, spine-tingling horror film. One of Sarah Michelle Gellar's best roles to date. Images from this movie will stick in your head for a very long time. This one will have you keeping your head under the covers at night for awhile.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
13
35th
What, we can't watch original films coz they need to be subtitled or something? Watch the original dudes. Seriously.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
19th
Wow, it looks and feels like the Ring... I could rant about how much I dislike these modern studio horror picks but I won't, I'll let the score speak for itself.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
40
26th
The film has some clever scenes and a few good scares. In my opinion, a horror film doesn't need much more than that to be worth watching.
Rated 11 Jun 2010
30
5th
Spent 2 hours trying to figure out what the hell was going on. When it was over, I just wanted my 2 hours back....
Rated 19 Aug 2009
65
30th
Was ok. the Japanses original (Ju-on) is much better.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
86
22nd
SCARY SHIT, but was a little too predictable.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
32
23rd
BOOORING!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
61
63rd
A lot of people thought this was a scary film, but I didn't get that. It was a decent flick, but nothing scary or "horrorish" about it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
26th
Unfortunately, we somehow managed to screw a great movie up again. The japanese version freaked me out, this one, although almost an exact copy, somehow managed to be pretty mediocre.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
14th
I saw both the Japanese version and the American version and to tell you the truth, the Japanese version was by far, way better.
Rated 04 Dec 2011
50
4th
"The Grudge" had decent effects, a pretty good jump-factor and original 'monsters'. But the scares themselves were almost nonexistant. The plot was... well it wasn't a plot. If you're looking for just a few jumps and a laugh or two at actors and actresses trying to act scared then this is the movie for you. But the monsters did a good job of making the movie somewhat decent. The plot was nothing, there was no real writing, the way it was directed sucked and the actor casting was poor in some a
Rated 01 Aug 2009
17
12th
Boring and visually bland. Its not scary and not entertaining.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
83
77th
I liked it more than the original at least. I think they made two good decisions with this remake. One, they kept it in Japan instead of trying to totally Americanize the story. And two, they kept the same director. A remake can be a good thing when it's done by the same person, who has perhaps learned from previous mistakes, or come up with better ideas. The Grudge seems tighter and more clever than Ju-On. It's easier to follow but doesn't feel like it's over-explaining anything either
Rated 14 Aug 2007
79
92nd
Really scary!
Rated 21 Aug 2007
0
2nd
crap
Rated 08 Jan 2008
35
23rd
Sam Raimi produced the film, but if he had directed, would be better. The film is made only of attempts exaggerated and ridiculous to scare the public.
Rated 10 Oct 2022
30
11th
A lot of twitchy ghosts and zoom-ins on eyes opened wide. However, in the nearly 20 years since I last saw this, the surveillance video scene stuck with me. That's pretty good, I think.
Rated 20 Oct 2013
5
4th
This was supposed to be scary, wasn't it?
Rated 29 May 2010
35
22nd
Terrifyingly unremarkabe.
Rated 08 Feb 2008
65
12th
Ebert was right...it plays like 7-8 extended trailers for a longer, better movie. Creepy moments here in there but a paper-thin storyline that's never really explained.
Rated 10 Feb 2008
80
58th
If thats the english version they're talking about 0, if its the japanese verison 100
Rated 28 Feb 2008
50
19th
scary but not my type of movie.
Rated 06 Mar 2008
50
32nd
bit crap ***
Rated 24 Jun 2011
73
83rd
Good Movie
Rated 26 Apr 2010
25
7th
Bleh.
Rated 18 Jul 2009
20
4th
Grace Zabrinski you deserve better work than this!
Rated 24 Jun 2008
26
21st
Gellar couldn't do anything with the abysmal script and horrible direction.
Rated 25 Jun 2008
10
3rd
The only thing worse than this dud of a Japanese remake, was Sarah Michelle Gellar's willingness to star in it.
Rated 19 Jul 2008
70
36th
Pretty scary, but not too deep.
Rated 27 Oct 2018
54
17th
You're caring for a random non-japanese family in Japan, and find a japanese boy trapped in a closet that's been taped shut. What do you do next? Well, you'd call your supervisor of course, and then do nothing. Call the police? That's stupid. The film is a remake in the truest sense, copying most of what the same director did before and having little originality this time around, making this film mostly pointless and a boring retread. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Rated 24 Jan 2011
60
33rd
Who knew a kid miaowing like a cat would be scary? Not really a good movi, but spookie as hell!
Rated 10 Oct 2010
13
3rd
Better than most of the Hollywood Asian horror remakes, but there's really no reason to watch it.
Rated 18 Jul 2009
40
71st
A remake of a Japanese film, _Ju-On: The Grudge_, which was not much good to begin with. Perhaps, there, a better-than-usual rationale for a remake, especially because the same man occupies the director's chair: a second chance to get it right. If the game-playing is slicker the second time around, that's precisely what's wanted when you're pulling a series of fast ones. The means are still modest, and the frights honest.
Rated 16 Aug 2008
70
27th
Not bad, but the original ones (both the TV and film versions) are so much better.
Rated 23 Aug 2008
68
18th
The American version just didn't capture all of the feel.
Rated 30 Aug 2008
60
4th
stay with the original, buddy.
Rated 08 Sep 2008
37
18th
This film was boring. Why did they decide to make the story in an awful order?
Rated 12 Oct 2018
22
16th
Surely the original was better than this because I can't imagine a film this tension-less and filled with cheap scares being remade at all.
Rated 20 Jan 2011
61
21st
I have a feeling that if I watch this again, it'll just get worse. I watched this when it first came out in theaters, and it was very creepy. That's how it should be seen: in the theaters. There are some very well done shots in this movie.
Rated 10 Aug 2015
19
7th
It feels like they made a movie from the first draft of a script and didn't put much thought into anything.
Rated 12 Nov 2009
65
33rd
quite scary.. but korean original is better i guess..
Rated 15 Nov 2008
10
9th
I blame The Ring.
Rated 03 Dec 2008
77
30th
I prefer the manga.
Rated 15 Dec 2008
40
3rd
Simply nowhere near as good as the original.
Rated 26 Dec 2008
40
37th
An ok-remake of the original japanese movie.
Rated 21 Feb 2018
71
33rd
A horror film with some genuinely unsettling scenes, but overall a bit on the boring side.
Rated 17 Jan 2011
45
1st
Shitty movie
Rated 13 Nov 2009
30
13th
hardly scary
Rated 29 Mar 2015
42
8th
2.10/5
Rated 26 Jan 2009
65
30th
The japanese version is better.
Rated 26 Jan 2009
0
1st
Absolutely one of the WORST movies I've ever seen. The concept is completely retarded. The sound that she makes is so faggy and so annoying, when she does it at the very end I wanted to shoot myself in the eye. So so so stupid.
Rated 25 Feb 2009
8
19th
spooooooky crisp!
Rated 03 Mar 2009
78
17th
Actually like certain aspects of this movie. Particularly the plotline involving Bill Pullman's character. Not a recommendation, but okay overall.

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