Rings (2017)

A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: February 3, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 2, 2017
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rings may offer ardent fans of the franchise a few threadbare thrills, but for everyone else, it may feel like an endless loop of muddled mythology and rehashed plot points.

April Wolfe
L.A. Weekly

Unlike Naomi Watts' character in the first two films, Julia and Holt are undistinguished by complexity.

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Christian Holub
Entertainment Weekly

Rings embodies a common problem of attempted franchise revivals: indecision about its intentions.

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Nazareno Brega

The story is similar, although it is "digitized" to adapt it to the time it is running, and there is no causal continuity with what happened in the two films with Naomi Watts. [Full review in Spanish]

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John Semley
Globe and Mail

Pretty much everything about Rings is incoherent.

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Thelma Adams
New York Observer

In the end Rings didn't make me want to drink Drano. It had enough distractions but that's a low bar for a horror movie that includes D'Onofrio and Galecki, who could run rings around the rest of the cast given better material.

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Renuka Vyavahare
The Times of India

If you love horror as a genre, skip this one and revisit the 2002 film instead or perhaps, watch Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's latest MSG film. That's bound to give you the creeps.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

If crap movies carried penalties for inflicting torture on audiences, then Rings would merit a death sentence.

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

It's not a terrible setup. But Rings doesn't end up doing much with its fresh ideas.

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Jim Schembri

A good, polished spookster for most of its duration, it's the killer ending that makes the film truly pop. It's a good example of how the final few seconds of a film can lift it several notches above the routine.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
An uninspiring horror that has little thrills in this obviously weak sequel to the franchise.
Dann Michalski
Rings attempts to reboot the franchise for the digital age and fails horribly. The story follows a teenage girl who attempts to save her boyfriend by coping… More
KJ Proulx
Okay, Rings is their one mulligan, let's just hope that the horror genre starts following the the path of great flicks that 2016 brought us. To be honest,… More
Glenn Gaylord
SORRY, WRONG NUMBER - My Review of RINGS (0 Stars) Filing this squarely under "Early In The Year Dumping Ground Movies Nobody Asked For", RINGS plays… More
MisterYoda ?
three stars
Brendan Nicholls
I don't remember much from the ring 2 but I do remember it being a franchise killer, that was until watching this film last night. I'm a fan of the… More