Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. 33
    It's now a straight-up crime and retribution flick, capped off by the dumbest wolf-feeding coda a 13-year-old ever dreamed up.
  2. 30
    The rape scene is, admittedly, as brutal as any I've seen in recent memory, but much of what Iliadis shows us is a direct riff on the original.
  3. 30
    Why remake Craven's original at all? Oh, yeah, I forgot: Reheated depravity sells. To avoid existential despair, keep repeating: It's only a remake; it's only a remake; it's only a remake.
  4. 25
    Audiences with a brain cell left have only one choice: Look for the first exit on the right.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Not only is it plodding and completely predictable, the carnage is rendered slowly and quasi-reverentially, making the whole brutal experience come off like torture porn.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    A shockingly mundane disappointment taken on its own and a deeply misguided refraction of the original.
  7. 0
    It's a gore sundae with an S&M cherry on top.
  8. One sickening piece of garbage.
  9. This remake is merely vile (and dull).
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 13 out of 31
  1. Feb 14, 2014
    An effective home invasion film which in my opinion is better than the first. However the content is brutal, sadistic, and at times difficult to watch. Iliadis really does create a heart pounding thriller worthy of being watched. Full Review »
  2. Nov 29, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This movie scarred me for life after the first 30 minutes. After the rape scene I knew for sure that this movie was a huge F U C K. I would advise everyone to buy this movie and then pour gas on it and burn it until it is nothing. Anyone who likes this movie should be castrated and shot in the dome. Oh and go die mikej Full Review »
  3. Jun 22, 2013
    I haven't seen the original one but The last house on the left was not such a bad film. It had a good plot and the actors were good. It had suspense and violence. It was not like a good classic thriller but it was much better than other horror films these days. Full Review »