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Mixed or average reviews- based on 137 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 63 out of 137
  2. Negative: 71 out of 137

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  1. Nov 19, 2010
    Without doubt a contender for the worst possible Asian-horror remake, Pulse simply downright failed; The cast is appalling, the story is nonsense, the pace is erratic, the VFX is cheap, the horror is non-existent and the ending is so silly, it ridicules your IQ. A two-year-oldâ
  2. Jun 13, 2011
    This was just plain horrible. The acting was a joke, the plot was one big hole after another and all the charactors were just bad people. I was actually happy when they died, I am actually angry more of them didn't die! Don't watch this steaming pile of crap.

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 11 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    To say Wes Craven's rewrite of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 "Pulse" isn't as bad as it could have been sounds like faint praise, but Kurosawa's "Pulse" is one of the true masterpieces of recent Asian horror, and the track record for Hollywood horror redos isn't great.
  2. A horror film dealing with the terrors lurking via our computers, cell phones and other electronic devices, Pulse isn't nearly as scary as watching your hard drive crash or having your BlackBerry conk out in the middle of a vital call.
  3. Hideously ugly to look at and not even worth following.