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: November 9, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2006
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74%
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Critic Score: 74% 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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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Kurosawa doesn't rely on gore or violence to make his specters haunting, but on their inhumanness and otherworldliness.

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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.

Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

Pulse takes the idea that personal computers and the Internet isolate, rather than connect, people and uses it as the jumping-off point for a devastating portrait of mankind gripped by depression spun from a supernatural conspiracy.

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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.

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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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

"Pulse" is the kind of horror movie that genre fans should see at least once. Allow yourself plenty of time and patience. You'll need it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
There is a nice movie about alienation and loneliness in the age of Internet lost in the middle of this silly, heavy-handed mess that, despite being effectively… 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
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

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