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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: A brash young police detective (Dorff) joins forces with a beautiful, ambitious Department of Health researcher (McElhone) to find the answers behind the mysterious deaths of four people who each died 48 hours after logging on to the Internet site Feardotcom. (Warner Bros.)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 16 out of 20
  1. 50
    Strange, how good feardotcom is, and how bad. The screenplay is a mess, and yet the visuals are so creative this is one of the rare bad films you might actually want to see.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    40
    Never quite realizes its potential to evoke the real horror of the Internet -- Yet, Malone has given the film a distinctive atmosphere and occasional flashes of his perverse sense of humor.
  3. As scary and minor-chord heavy as FearDotCom can be, there's no big payoff, no logical resolution.
  4. 20
    Shameless exercise in high-tech sadism.
  5. 20
    Would have made a hell of a short -- but falls flat on its hyperstylized face as a feature.
  6. 10
    The film, whose clumsy editing and dearth of establishing shots keep the viewer in an unintended state of confusion, is a corpse in its own right: It’s filled with the rotting ideas of far better movies.
  7. Reviewed by: Collin Levey
    0
    For the most part, the movie serves up an incomprehensible collage of high-tech voyeurism sprinkled with every hackneyed creep-out trick in the book -- from eerie little ghost girls to melting walls and scurrying cockroaches.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 14 out of 22
  1. KeenanS
    Jun 15, 2009
    8
    Despite what people had to say about it, I really enjoyed this horror flick. I liked the creepy special effects and strange imagery. The actors weren't too shabby and the music was rather enjoyable. It may not have a mind-blowing plot, but I was kept interested throughout the film. Despite the negativity, I still really liked it. Expand
  2. Jan 14, 2012
    3
    This movie was extremely boring and senseless there isn't nothing positive about this movie. The movie begins confusing and then you realize that it has a mindless plot. Expand

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