(2002)

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Metascore

Based on 36 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
70
A frighteningly good horror movie with enough solid scares to freeze the blood of ardent fans and newcomers alike.
70
Newsweek
This visually stunning movie serves up generous dollops of designer creepiness.
63
Too many threads are left dangling and the movie ultimately proves too implausible to put alongside those horror classics.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
It's a workmanlike, passably engrossing horror flick that copies well from the Japanese original. When it's good, it's not original, and when it's original, it's not so good.
60
Slate
The movie is meant to get into you like a virus, and it does.
50
Certainly acceptable. But no one seeing it is going to feel as spooked as executive producer Roy Lee. To make an audience feel that intensely, you need a different kind of director and a different kind of film.
50
Variety
Comes across in muted fashion, with uninvolving characters and lack of genuine excitement or fright creating a second-rate, second-hand feel.
50
Boston Globe
The unworthy new Hollywood remake of Japan's horror phenomenon, ''Ring,'' has packed on a definite article and a whole lot of hooey.
40
While impressively made, this impassive and cold feature fails, in a spectacular fashion, to deliver the thrills.
38
New York Daily News
I hated it, but I grant that it does tap into a vein of technological horror - the fear of the VCR! - that will have young videophiles chatting it up for weeks

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