Cujo
Cujo (1983)

Based on a Stephen King novel, Cujo is not as menacing or as frightening as other film adaptations of King's popular stories and especially cannot compare to the 1976 Carrie. Cujo is a happy St. Bernard until he is bitten on the nose by… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 21, 2001
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Vaux
Mania.com

Wallace's turn will not be denied, and fans of real horror will recognize the greatness in her work here.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Directed by Lewis Teague with less cinematographic flair than even the TV miniseries for 'Salem's Lot, Cujo unfortunately demonstrates the difficulty in adapting King's shorter works.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

Takes a bite out of the common horror flick...Very entertaining

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A horror film worthy of its classic status...

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...there's no denying that the sequences dealing with Cujo's assault on Wallace's cheap Pinto are extremely effective...

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Not particularly suspenseful

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

As thrilling and scary as Cujo can be, it's dreadful for long stretches.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Unrelenting terror throughout bulk of film

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Better than average King adaptation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
It's understandable that this is an actual psychological fear, as dogs are large and prone to sometimes bite. On the other side of the spectrum dogs are… More
Ken Stachnik
There are parts of this movie that are really really effective. There are other bits...not so much. Worth checking out for the Jan De Bont photography too.
Melvin White
Vic Trenton: There are no real monsters.  Tad Trenton: Except for the one in my closet.  "Unleash the terror." Cujo isn't a terrible movie by… More
Alex roy
Cujo is one of the scariest Stephen King Adaptations. The film is a type of Horror that leaves gripping your seat and biting your nails. The film is filled with… More
Aj V
Simple and scary, in fact it's too simple and it's not a great horror movie, but it's okay.
Jason Owens
Awesome awesome awesome movie! I love horror and Stephen King movies to begin with, but what I love most about "Cujo" is that it's one that I… More

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