Metascore
27

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 9 out of 16
  1. 38
    If the characters were more interesting, the long, long buildup to their night of ghostly reckoning might be suspenseful rather than tedious.
  2. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    38
    Most of The Fog will seem drearily perfunctory even to those viewers who don't know Carpenter's version, which itself emulated the elegant gloom of Val Lewton's horror pics of the 1940s.
  3. Reviewed by: R. Emmet Sweeney
    30
    Making concessions at every turn to the youth-horror market, the film slashes the ages of its protagonists by some 15 years, and its IQ follows suit.
  4. Less fun than "Cry_Wolf" and "Venom," if that's possible.
  5. The fog also does something genuinely eerie: It causes everyone in the cast to deliver dreadful performances and display inappropriate reactions when their friends are drowned, burned, stabbed or thrown into glass display cases.
  6. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    25
    I was held in suspense throughout The Fog, aching to learn the answer to its central riddle: Why would any one remake such a crummy movie?
  7. Selma Blair, the one vibrant actress in a cast of colorless screamers (including Tom Welling from Smallville and Maggie Grace from Lost), takes Adrienne Barbeau's old role.
  8. Reviewed by: Michael Ferraro
    10
    It's too mediocre (and PG-13) to be classified as a horror film, too inane to be taken seriously and too uninteresting to be bothered with.
  9. 0
    Such a monumentally bad remake of such an exceptionally chilling genre favorite.
User Score
3.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 23
  2. Negative: 18 out of 23
  1. Apr 28, 2012
    1
    The movie industry has come up with some truly brilliant villains that shook our emotions and took over our nightmares. And then there's theThe movie industry has come up with some truly brilliant villains that shook our emotions and took over our nightmares. And then there's the rest of the pack, which are so laughable youâ Full Review »
  2. Mar 24, 2012
    4
    This movie is very creepy and has some intense scenes, but the vast majority of it is talking and is very **** boring, so dont watch thisThis movie is very creepy and has some intense scenes, but the vast majority of it is talking and is very **** boring, so dont watch this piece of **** Full Review »
  3. Aug 17, 2011
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This is what happens when you take a simple, yet effective concept and stuff it full of loose ends, forced romance, political correction and lame special effects. Even the concept itself is entirely lost. Where did that ominous, glowing fog go that chased people through the streets in the original? In the first film, the settlers took advantage of the fog to lure Blake and his crew into a trap on the rocks, hence their symbolic return IN the fog. In this remake, their ship was raided and set on fire. Where's "The Fog" in that? Full Review »