The Last House on the Left
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A pair of teenage girls are brutally raped and terrorized by a vicious gang of psychopaths, who subsequently find their cruelty returned tenfold when they seek sanctuary in the home of one of the victim's parents in this contemporary reworking of Wes Craven's controversial 1972 shocker. Shortly after arriving at her family's secluded lake house, Mari Collingwood (Sara Paxton) and her best friend are abducted by a sadistic prison escapee and his violent crew. Left for dead and nearly in shock after suffering unspeakable abuse at the hands of her captors, Mari realizes that her only… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

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"Dennis Iliadis's remake retains its ferocious power and provocative themes, and thanks to a focused script that unfolds in real time, it ratchets up the suspense and sucks us into a remorseless cycle of violence and revenge."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Boy, words can not express how much I just loathe and detest this movie."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"If you must, seek out the original to see nasty things happen to nasty people in a nasty film."
‑ Ali Gray,
"As remakes go, Last House On The Left is at least a decent addition to the 1972 classic."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"... superior [to the original] in that it makes clear the conflicting justification and degradation of the retaliation, establishing a grayer level of morality."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Extremely entertaining if you don't mind being morally corrupted at every juncture."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"In the end, like virtually every other remake that has been released recently, it's polished and predictable."
‑ Mike Mayo, Washington Post
"The remake deviates from its source material, giving something new for fans of the original to enjoy/moan about, and employ some imagination with a few of the killings."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"This version is a capably, confidently, and chillingly effective opportunity to place ourselves in the worst possible shoes for a length of time."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"What's most disappointing about the 2009 version is that it strips all the moral ambiguity from the 1972 original of the same name."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"It's that first 30 minutes that ruin this movie."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"A shockingly mundane disappointment taken on its own and a deeply misguided refraction of the original."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"An utterly stellar revenge picture..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Remaking Last House on the Left seemed like a dubious proposition at best...yet somehow the new HOUSE works better than expected."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"Unlike the Craven film, there's little of the audience implication that made these visions of violated innocence and draining retribution so troubling."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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