Pulse (2006)

Imagine our wireless technologies made a connection to a world beyond our own. Imagine that world used that technology as a doorway into ours. Now, imagine the connection we made can't be shut down. When you turn on your cell phone or… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 11, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Another stale American remake of a successful Japanese horror film, Pulse bypasses the emotional substance of the original and overcompensates with pumped-up visuals and every known horror cliche.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

As the ghosts suck the life out of their victims, the audience suffers the same fate.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The remake begins with the same premise and appropriates the most striking visuals, grafting them onto a more explicable but equally dull George Romero-style doomsday scenario.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The potential it has to be an adult thriller is ruined because it's just more teen marketed crap.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

A handful of creepy visuals can't make up for a mountain of shortcomings.

Keith Phipps
AV Club

What was dreadful and trance-like in the original feels here like nothing-much-at-all sandwiched between some stock horror jolts.

Brian Tallerico

The unanswered questions in the original added to the mood, but by trying to answer even just a few of them, this Pulse just gets more confusing and less scary.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

It would have been a lot scarier if the film's college kids, haunted by comrades who stare back at them from cyber-hell, looked like they had lives worth saving.

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Scott Foundas
Village Voice

The J-horror remake wheel spins again, spitting out this pathetic Americanization of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's apocalyptic fable.

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Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Boring youth movies are the result of boring youth characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Remake of another good japanese horror film. This one wasnt pulled off as good as The Grudge but still came across very well.
Dean McKenna
Not bad, but quite strange scary and has loads with terrifying thrills and gruesome special effects. Kristen Bell doesn't give a great performance and the… More
Alex roy
What is the deal with remaking excellent horror films? The films are terrific to begin with. There's nothing wrong with them, the only thing is that the… More
KJ Proulx
What the hell? Are they serious? This piece of crap should have never been made, it has to be one of the dumbest attempt's to scare someone, that I have… More
Conner Rainwater
I actually liked this a lot more than I thought I would, basically taking the virtual ghost idea to a new level. A really interesting look is given to the movie… More
Leigh Ryan