|Even nice people can go to hell||[All Movie Photos]|
Other than the fact that I felt quasi-safe, seated in between my two very big younger brothers, I was actually kind of curious to see this movie as it got rated with the third highest rating for a movie this 2009 following Up which I have yet to watch and Star Trek.
And I don't think I've seen actress Alison Lohman since Matchstick Men which I loved so it's nice to see how she's sort of 'all-grown-up.' Then you add the ever adorable Justin Long in the mix and it's definitely a go. Plus when one of my favorite sites Vulture says it's pretty good, who am I to argue, right?
The Critics Say
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As in the best horror movies, Drag Me to Hell keeps the audience on the edge of hysteria throughout, so that every thump sets the heart racing and every joke earns a slightly out-of-control laugh.The crowd at the movie was a really good crowd in that it was so participative. So that when things were funny (usually thanks to Justin long) the crowd would laugh really loud. And at the same time, when things went Boo! The crowd would really gasp and shriek and it felt so much more fun.
Rene Rodriguez of the Miami Herald said:
The movie is a goofy, ridiculous blast, and yet Raimi means business: Even the precociously cute kitty isn't safe in this one.No one is apparently safe from projectile or harm in this movie. Though I'm not a fan of cats, I felt bad for the kitten in this movie. Thank goodness I didn't have to see it, but still, just the thought of it made me a little sick -- which means Sam Raimi's tricks are working.
James Berardinelli of the ReelViews said:
Although Drag Me to Hell mostly fails as horror, it achieves sporadic success as a comedy.I agreed with my brothers when after the movie, we didn't think it was much of a horror but more of a shock-fest. It had a lot of WTF moments and a lot of LoL moments but none really that kept me awake at night scared shitless the way Shutter did.
The Non-Critic (Me) Says
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