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Evil Dead


Genre :

Horror, Thriller

Release Date :

April 05, 2013

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Fede Alvarez

Starring :

Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..this new Evil Dead succeeds in matching its inspiration superfluous. This is one remake that succeeds on its own blood-soaked terms..”
Review rate : B+

“..the new Evil Dead is not only made with an affectionate nod and a wink to the 1981 version, it's also the bloodiest, goriest, slapstickiest horror movie since, well, The Evil Dead..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 5

“..the new "Evil Dead" has none of the first movie's handmade charm or hilarity, intentional or otherwise..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
2 of 4

“..overall, though, "Evil Dead" is more shopworn than shocking..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
3.5 of 5

“..it's unlikely the movie will gain the same ardent following as Raimi's debut, but it offers enough good-time gore, goofiness, scares and screams to leave an audience feeling a certain elated exhaustion..”
by Mark Olsen [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 4

“..it was blasphemy pure and simple. And we knew, every one of us, that it would be a disaster..”
by Tirdad Derakhshani [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 5

“..Evil Dead more than delivers: Blood, piss and vomit flow copiously; bodies get hacked with electric slicers and chainsaws; our possessed antiheroine even does the Showgirls pole lick on the sharp side of an X-Acto knife..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
“..but the plotting as a whole feels fresh, as does the emphasis on women strong enough to defend themselves..”
by Chuck Wilson [Village Voice]
2 of 4

“..but a remake shouldn't exist simply to ramp up the graphic violence, even if special effects have improved immeasurably in the past 30 years..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Michael O'Sullivan [Washington Post]

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