Artisan Entertainment | Release Date: July 16, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
81
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 33 Critics
Positive:
30
Mixed:
3
Negative:
0
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90
Man, I just can't recommend this enough.
70
The great power of the film lies in its simplicity, in the slow-building tension and psychological melt-downs that are the result of stark, bare-bones film-making.
90
It might be the scariest movie ever made.
88
May be the creepiest and most original horror film since John Carpenter's classic "Halloween."
91
It breaks so sharply from the practice of contemporary horror film that it requires us to return to the most basic understanding of what it is to be frightened by a movie.
90
The what-you-don't-see element makes this an excellent film for people with overactive imaginations, and if that's you, it will scare the living crap out of you.
88
The suspense becomes so unbearable that it's easy to overlook questions about whether anyone in such circumstances would continue filming.