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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. A master of atmosphere, Japanese director Takashi Shimizu leads his audience along on a celluloid leash to his pitch-black attic of horror, inviting each hair on the back of your neck to stand up.
  2. 70
    One of the flat-out creepiest films ever released by a major American studio.
  3. Reviewed by: Olly Richards
    60
    A lean, atmospheric and acutely creepy little horror pic - nothing more, nothing less.
  4. Reviewed by: Pete Vonder Haar
    50
    The benchmark for any horror movie, of course, is how well it frightens you, and The Grudge is pretty satisfactory in that regard.
  5. It isn't frightening. Sometimes, in fact, it's laughable.
  6. There are so many events here but no real story. Perhaps that is what's making the drowned kabuki ghost so irate: She's desperate to find a coherent script.
  7. 25
    Sarah Michelle Gellar, the nominal star, has been in her share of horror movies, and all by herself could have written and directed a better one than this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 98
  2. Negative: 32 out of 98
  1. Feb 21, 2011
    10
    The Best Horror Movie EVER!!!
    Sarah Michelle Gellar Shines In This Movie As Karen Davis...
    I Have To Admit I Have Never Gotten So Scared At A
    The Best Horror Movie EVER!!!
    Sarah Michelle Gellar Shines In This Movie As Karen Davis...
    I Have To Admit I Have Never Gotten So Scared At A Horror Movie (I Watch Them ALL The Time) Makeup On The Grudge Is Very Good, And The Acting Is Wonderful!! :)
    This Couldnt Be A More Perfect Horror Movie!
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  2. AxelL.
    Mar 1, 2007
    10
    I don't know why some people are so unappreaciative of horror movies these days, this movie is one of the best I have seen!!! A I don't know why some people are so unappreaciative of horror movies these days, this movie is one of the best I have seen!!! A successful remake of Ju-on. Expand
  3. Dec 9, 2014
    9
    The Grudge is an extremely scary and creepy horror movie. This is probably one of the scariest horror movies. It also has a good plot. LikeThe Grudge is an extremely scary and creepy horror movie. This is probably one of the scariest horror movies. It also has a good plot. Like many horror movies, it has one weak point-bad endings. Expand
  4. May 20, 2013
    6
    That noise that sounds like someone is  burping, is very scary.
    And then that girl with the open mouth! Not for the faint of heart. The
    That noise that sounds like someone is  burping, is very scary.
    And then that girl with the open mouth! Not for the faint of heart. The scariest scene is when the girl is coming closer and closer and closer! Really well made horror movie from raimi!
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  5. Oct 3, 2011
    5
    I could say wonders about this movie, but I won't because it isn't a wonder, after watching the Original The Grudge this movie is nothing butI could say wonders about this movie, but I won't because it isn't a wonder, after watching the Original The Grudge this movie is nothing but an improved one copying the original. Nothing new, no new explanations. Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2013
    3
    One of the most boring movies I've ever seen. BAD and many minor scenes.
  7. BenB.
    Oct 2, 2005
    0
    This movie is.....wait, scratch that, I don't even consider this piece of garbage a MOVIE! I don't even know where to begin..... No This movie is.....wait, scratch that, I don't even consider this piece of garbage a MOVIE! I don't even know where to begin..... No suspense involved here, and WHY OH WHY does she keep going back to that stupid house!!! If she KNOWS something bad is there then WHY GO BACK! And don't call me a harsh critic because i've never ever said a movie to be as bad as this one, in fact before this, the lowest level of a movie I had seen was a "meh". The movie was confusing all around and didn't really give the viewers a sense of relevance to keep on watching. But the most confusing thing about this movie is, above all else, why the critics loved it so much? Expand

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