Pulse (Kairo)
Pulse (Kairo) (2005)

A website, which at first appears to be merely a scary hoax with an irresistible marketing ploy, turns out to be run by a sinister and deadly force. As people repeatedly tap into the site's frightening images of the dead, the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 21, 2006
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73%
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60%



Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A sinister spine-tingling techno-thriller whose artistry lies in the power of suggestion rather than a barrage of blood and guts or horror shop special effects.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Where the average Japanese horror flick is petulant and nasty, Pulse is dolorous, shivery, and surreal.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

While it's rattling your nerves, Pulse leaves your brain wanting more.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Not just the scariest sample of J-horror I've yet seen, but also the most profound

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

It's an apocalyptic ghost story with some eerie images and a surprising turn toward the end, but it bogs down considerably between the good scenes.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

It's best just to give yourself over to its dizzy dreaminess and abstract analysis of the persistent, beckoning throb of the digital underground.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's scary, it's depressing, it's engrossing, and it's good.

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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It's not about blood, gore and oozing innards but unsettling creepiness that gets under a moviegoer's skin and makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

By the end of Pulse the world seemed a whole lot creepier place. I'm pretty sure that means it worked.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

in the labyrinthine fabric of Pulse, different characters must all, one by one, confront their own isolation, insignificance and deepest, darkest despair.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Not so creepy. Not so scary. Just seemed to never end....
Lee ?
There's a good film here, unfortunately it took me too long to realize it, then it finished. I found the story quite confusing to follow early-on so I had… More
Greg S
A plague of ghosts abduct the living, leaving Tokyo and the world nearly deserted. Confusing, creepy, ambitious J-horror that tries to say something about… More
Ariuza koraw
Well a not so scary film that seems to tend to really scar you with those really quite and just one liner camera scenes and a film that has a major apocalyptic… More
xGary Xx
A computer programmer succumbs to depression and suicide after viewing a mysterious website featuring enigmatic figures in morbid situations. One of the… More
Keiko Aya
The philosophical premise of Kairo is nihilism expressed through loneliness. The superficial "connections" that one sustains with other people are… More

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