The Grudge
The Grudge (2004)

Karen is an exchange student studying social work in Japan who innocently agrees to cover for a nurse who didn't show up for work. When she enters the assigned home, she discovers an elderly American woman, Emma, who is lost in a… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 1, 2005
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
39%
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User Score
47%



Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: There's some creepy imagery to be found, but not much in the way of logic or truly jarring scares.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Generally speaking, I like a little more plot with my 'Boo!' moments.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It's enough to send you home with jiggly knees and a tummy ache.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Completely misses the point of the original.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's no more impressive than hiding in the dark and shouting 'Boo!' when someone walks into a room.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Almost every single one of the American characters has maybe a third of the personality of the ghosts that haunt them, so you begin to think the grudge itself is less a curse than a perfectly reasonable eviction strategy.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Grisly ghost story lacks plot; not for tweens.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It's just not the kind of frightening that stays with you very long, unless of course someone decides to make the same movie . . . yet again.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

It's refreshing to see a PG-13 horror film that aims for good old-fashioned spookiness.

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Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton
Dread Central

[Blu Ray] Only the hi-def obsessed should double-dip for this one, DVD owners can still sit pretty.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
A haunted house exists. You go in it, you die. That's the premise of The Grudge. Now watch all the characters who went inside get killed in between long… More
Mark Beckford
The rule of thumb for watching any Japanese horror film that is remade in Hollywood is to go for the original, subtitles be damned. The one exception is The… More
Tony GandÝa
"The Grudge" is a creep-fest that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It's not that the movie is complex, the opposite is true. It just… More
Mark Beckford
The rule of thumb for watching any Japanese horror film that is remade in Hollywood is to go for the original, subtitles be damned. The one exception is The… More
Eric Shankle
A terrifying concept executed poorly. Only brings a few scares, but due to the lack of story nothing leaves a lasting impact. The flashbacks are annoying as… More
Directors Cat
If you want to see an American horror remake that actually is scary, watch Gore Verbinski's The Ring. A horror film should not be boring. It's not… More

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