Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Staff (not credited)
    A hypnotically engrossing thriller that spins along on the dreams and anxieties of its characters.
  2. Martin Scorsese brings honor back to the remake. He shines up this reprise of the original with original brilliance
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (not credited)
    A smart and stylish remake of the 1962 suspenser.
  4. If this is Scorsese's bid for the commercial big time, then let the cash registers ring.
  5. 75
    Impressive moviemaking, showing Scorsese as a master of a traditional Hollywood genre.
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (not credited)
    An exercise in audience manipulation, with every frame designed to stagger the senses.
  7. Reviewed by: Hal Hinson
    It's a brutal, demonic film with a grip like a vise; it grabs you early, its fingers around your throat, and never lets go.
  8. Reviewed by: Terrence Rafferty
    The movie keeps insisting that the gruelling experience it's putting us through is really meant to edify us; it drags us into the mud and then tells us that we haven't got dirty.
  9. Even as a simple genre picture it works only in fits and starts.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 23, 2013
    Esta pelicula me gusto mucho.Tuvo mucho suspenso del cual se puedo disfrutar mucho, un elenco fantastico y un argumento increible.Yo nunca vi la cinta original.Tambien tengo que alabar la actuacion de Robert DeNiro. Full Review »
  2. Mar 2, 2011
    I was scared to death and too grossed out to ever watch again. DeNiro outdoes himself as a sick and twisted vengeful pig who goes after a lawyer and his family after he is released from jail. It sounds run of the mill but isn't, to say the least. As usual, I saw this on TV so it wasn't even as violent as it could have been. Full Review »
  3. Aug 24, 2010
    Martin Scorsese's remake of the 1962 classic.
    Man leaves prison after 14 years & comes back to harass the lawyer who put him away & his
    De Niro plays a sort of camp Harvey Keitel but is still pretty scary. Personally I preferred Robert Mitchum in the original.
    The main thing that is better than the original are the women, especially a young Juliette Lewis as Danielle.
    Nice to see three of the original cast in there but does get a bit silly towards the end.
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