Drag Me to Hell Reviews

  • Going back to his roots, Raimi has made the most crazy, fun, and terrifying horror movie in years.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • At a time when horror is defined by limp Japanese retreads or punishing exercises in pure sadism, Drag Me to Hell has a tonic playfulness that's unabashedly retro, an indulgent return to Mr. Raimi's goofy, gooey roots.

    Jeannette Catsoulis — New York Times

  • Raimi is a master at maintaining a particular type of cinematic tone: scary without being unwatchable, and revolting without losing wit.

    Andrew Pulver — Guardian [UK]

  • Drag Me to Hell is unlike any scary thriller in a while: frightening, frenzied and fun.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • 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.

    Dan Kois — Washington Post

  • Raimi succeeds at giving literal moviemaking a good name, while providing diabolic catharsis for many a disgruntled homeowner.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Raimi, ever the engineer, takes pleasure in screwing with audience identification, shifting between collaboration and contempt for our heroine.

    Nick Pinkerton — Village Voice

  • Drag Me to Hell is an eyeball-gouging lesson in how to make a genre flick and live to tell about it.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • It's the work of a filmmaker once again drunk on the daffy possibilities of horror filmmaking -- and determined to share that joy with his fans.

    Christopher Kelly — Dallas Morning News

  • Raimi's made this "Drag" a race, designed to chill you, thrill you and give you an excuse to clutch your date's arm with each of the many jolts and jumps it delivers as it twists and turns to the finish line.

    James Rocchi — MSN Movies

  • Truly, this is manna from hell.

    David Edelstein — New York Magazine

  • Drag Me to Hell is a sometimes funny and often startling horror movie. That is what it wants to be, and that is what it is.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • This hellaciously effective B-movie comes with a handy moral tucked inside its scares, laughs and Raimi's specialty, the scare/laugh hybrid. Moral: Be nice to people.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • The biggest howls involve the delicate heroine helplessly ingesting or inhaling bugs, worms, and bile--physical equivalents of her destructive emotions--and Raimi ends the story with the sort of black punch line that's become his signature.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • With the same twisted humor Raimi displayed in Evil Dead and Army of Darkness, his Drag Me to Hell is wickedly jolly and disturbingly frightening -- often at the same time.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • The characters are solid, the shocks are grab-your-heart-medicine scary, the story glides from twist to twist with diabolical grace. And it's damned funny.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Going gloriously over the top, Raimi simply aims to make us laugh and scare the pants off us, and he hits the mark on both fronts.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • The true test of any successful horror flick is how wretched it makes you feel. At the very least, it should inspire a banquet of dread or offer a canape of anxiety. After Drag Me to Hell you won't mind walking home alone.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

  • Scant of plot and barren of subtext, the pic is single-mindedly devoted to pushing the audience's buttons, and who better than Raimi to do the honors?

    Peter Debruge — Variety

  • Drag Me to Hell is pure cheese. Goat cheese.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

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