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75
Chicago Tribune
Hinges on humiliation and vengeance, which makes it like most other modern horror titles. Its focus on sexual assault, however, puts it in a different, more primal league.
63
The wheels fall off toward the end but, until that point, Illiadis does an excellent job of generating and maintaining an intense sense of dread.
63
Look at the performances. They're surprisingly good, and I especially admired the work of Monica Potter and Tony Goldwyn as the parents of one of two girls who go walking in the woods.
63
The best in the latest crop of slasher remakes. Admittedly, that is faint praise.
50
Like the current hit "Taken," Last House 2009 packs a vicarious jolt that might feel cathartic to certain moviegoers.
40
Village Voice
This new House tries to sustain a grave, heavy sense of threat. It fails, through its villainy.
40
Variety
If the original could be accused of having a real point (even a subtext), the uninspired redo has none whatsoever.
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.
25
Rolling Stone
Audiences with a brain cell left have only one choice: Look for the first exit on the right.
0
This remake is merely vile (and dull).

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