The Grudge (2004) Movie Review

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The Grudge (2004)

2004 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
91 minutes / 1h 31min

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The Grudge Plot Synopsis:

Karen Davis, an American Nurse, moves to Tokyo and encounters a supernatural spirit who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. A series of horrifying and mysterious deaths start to occur, with the spirit passing its curse onto each victim. Karen must now find away to break this spell, before she becomes its next victim.

The Grudge (2004) Review

Takashi Shimizu directed The Grudge (2004) won 2 movie awards and was nominated for 10 more awards. The Grudge made a killing at the US box office making $110 million on an estimated $10 million budget.

The Grudge tells the story of an American nurse living and working in Tokyo, Japan. The nurse becomes the victim of a mysterious supernatural curse with massive fits of rage and the death of the person before spreading to another person.

The Grudge is a superb and twisted movie. The Japanese believe that if there is a lot of anger and rage at the time of death, the spirit that died curses the establishment that it died. The death is then repeated on the future living inhabitants/visitors thus continuing the cycle. I have seen a lot of horror movies, and this is one of the few that managed to freak me out. The spirits look, so jaw-dropping frightening. The ending is great as well where you start figuring out what was the cause of the horrible murder that occurred here. The ending is a sad revelation that helps the viewer with the backstory of the murdered characters.

  • The Grudge Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 5.99
  • IMDB: 5.9
  • MetaCritic: 4.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.9

About The Grudge 2004

Title: The Grudge
Year: 2004
Runtime: 91 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.99/5 stars from 128,502 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 128,502
MPAA Rating: R
The Grudge Cast Starring: Ted Raimi, Bill Pullman, Clea DuVall, Takashi Matsuyama, William Mapother, Takako Fuji, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Yoshiyuki Morishita, KaDee Strickland, Grace Zabriskie, Ryo Ishibashi, Yuya Ozeki, Nana Koizumi, Jason Behr, Satoshi Ninomiya, Hajime Okayama, Kazuyuki Tsumura, Junko Koizumi, Taigi Kobayashi, Yôichi Okamura, Eiji Ôki, Katsuhiro Oyama, Shinji Nomura, Rosa Blasi, Yôko Maki, Yôichi Okamura, Yôko Maki, Eiji Ôki, Hiroshi Matsunaga
The Grudge Writers: Stephen Susco, Takashi Shimizu
The Grudge Director: Takashi Shimizu
Box Office: $110,175,871
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Language: English, Japanese
Country: USA, Japan