The Grudge (2020) - Horror, Mystery

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A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.

Director: Nicolas Pesce
Stars: Tara Westwood, Junko Bailey
Length: 94 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 97 out of 226 found boring (42.92%)

One-line Reviews (177)

As soon as the credits start to appear I get up, ready to leave, but to my surprise when I turn over the theater was completely empty.

Please dont waste your money!.

Rough.. The cast is strong, with some great performances, but the film itself is a sloppy mess that just bounces all over, while being dull, predictable and hole filled.

I was into it personally because I'm just a horror film addict and enjoy the feeling of being on the edge.

Don't waste your time.

everything just seemed repetitive

The film's direction is boring.

It's too "jumpy" for the A24 crowd of horror fans that want something more dread focused that inspires contemplation, but too slowly paced for the thrill seekers.

Huge waste of time and money.

It's like teenagers made the plot but I suppose the cinematography wasn't too bad, just pretty uninteresting.

Majority of the movie is just flat out boring and dull.

Boring story the script was bad some cheap jump scares that is all

Save your money & your time and avoid this trainwreck snooze fest

Everything else was a waste of time.

The acting was ok, but there were pretty much no plot at all and jumping in time made it difficult to follow.

Well that was a waste of money and time I'll never get back.

The talented cast tries their best to bring this film to safe harbor, but the absurdly obvious, generic, formulaic, cliche story sunk the movie pretty hard.

Predictable Jump Scares= Good Horror Movie.

The trailer made it seem SUPER INTENSE with all the crazy going on but when you watched those so called scary scenes pop up, it was like totally anti-climatic and boring.

Total waste of money and time!

It's a waste of time and money.

How can someone feel bored by a film constantly throwing jump scares and "massive" plot points every five minutes?

The whole movie had predictable jump scares like every modern horror movie nowadays, the uncreative jump scares have been used for ages now and it is time to stop using them.

The ghosts of the new family are just boring and not even creepy (especially the little girl...

The story was just plain dull and with no suspense at all...

It was boring, few body gore scenes, weak jumpscares, no atmosphere at all..

Like i said dont waste your money seeing it on the theater.

When will Hollywood start doing slasher movies again all these ghost, zombie, torture, and/or supernatural movies are just boring and have been done to death.

A lot of the jump scares are extremely predictable and the attempts at building tension is almost meaningless as the tension is only temporary.

However, it still contains the formulaic action and/or horror movies.

It's a total waste of time.

Now, many audiences think predictable jump scares are what make a film horrifying.

A nonsensical and at times confusing plot, unoriginal scares, and an ending that leaves the audience scratching its head (in a bad way) make this movie nothing more than a Hollywood cookie-cutter horror movie.

It's a snoozer that isn't even worthy of SHUDDER, NETFLIX or HULA.

So get this: it's a remake of the film that is a remake of the Japanese Horror film: Ju-On: The Grudge (fantastic movie, BTW) and they took that and made it into one of the most predictable stupid films ever.


I did enjoy it going into the movie as just a cheap remake, with sometimes unexpected and creative jump scares.

It's very confusing, very slow, and very boring...

This movie did have okay jump scares but unfortunately they were all predictable.

The plot is inconsistent, the film is boring, and the characters are bland.

The movie is also extremely boring.

My main complaint with the movie is there is really no plot.

Please save your money and go watch Cats.

Sadly, this reboot film lacks scares, terrible at creating a better story, and has a boring direction.

The movie is also all over the place which makes the story very confusing and bad.

I could not believe what I was witnessing on the screen, and 7 minutes in I was already preparing myself mentally for the possibility that I might have to walk out of the theater (luckily, I didn't).

Despite it being rated R unlike the PG-13 rating of the originals based on the Japanese hit horror movies , this retelling of a classic is confusing and has way too many jump scares .

If you want to waste your time and your money, feel free.

It was boring and didn't create a sense of fear at all.

More intense, well filmed, and better being R Rated!

Predictable Jump Scares = Good Horror?

Other than that, this is a dull and unpleasent film.

Spoiler Alert, nothing happened.

Very bad script, slow, boring and predictable movie

Relentlessly Boring and Uninteresting .

I was bored 20 minutes into the movie and I had showed up like 30 minutes late.

Save your money.

Engaging and consistently entertaining .

Save your money .

Please don't waste your precious time watching this and who ends a movie so bluntly.

Jump scares are predictable and already done.

Through the whole movie I was bored and kept on waiting for the movie to just end because every "scary" scene had them lazy predictable jump scares like every modern horror movie.

One of the worst movies I've seen in a looong time.

The jump-scares are so predictable and clichéd and not scary at all.

What I did see was a whole lot of uninspired, boring, computer generated, formula-like nonsense.

This is one of the worst movies I've seen.

If you're just bored and have nothing to do and time to blow then maybe catch this.

Awful waste of time .

It was very dry and boring at times had to fight to stay awake and focus on this movie.

Andrea Riseborough and Demian Bichir characters are dull.

However, it's not too complicated, but I guess a second viewing would make it more enjoyable.

The script feels like it was written by a twelve-year-old who is starting to dip their feet into the horror genre, and it checks every cliché box you can possibly imagine.

Even that felt overly predictable.

Just a bunch of pointless scenes that lead to a lame predictable jumpscare.

By the end of the film I had rolled my eyes back so much I had a pretty intense headache.

I did like this part, however because the sudden change in direction and the false idea that fire was the Grudge's demise was suspicious but unpredictable to some of the people in the audience when the movie ends with the mom being taken.

The reason to why it sucked is because the scenes that was supposed to be "scary" was just uninteresting and lazy.

Dont waste your time .

Don't waste your money.

I walked out of the film, so won't even rate it.

It appeared that the entire theater was bored as well.

Then it goes straight to the USA and do you get a slow burn with a new family......

It has predictable jump scares, and I use scares loosely since they weren't scary.

After an hour, I was laughing out loud and soon left early, wishing I'd spent that hour doing something more enjoyable...

You will be on for one slow and boring horror ride.

Entertaining enough.

trust the reviews, don't waste your time watching this, don't waste your money.

I only found it boring.

This film is more entertaining for people who are not or only a little familiar with the earlier version of the Grudge film series.

but the film it's 6/10 boring,so slowly and not much action or blood and jumpscare.

LIKES:Short Run Time Good Use Of Visuals Creepy Aesthetic Lin Shaye's Acting A Unique Presentation StyleDISLIKES:Complicated Story Telling Predictable Story Telling Not Scary Vicious Deaths Boring Not Quite Unique Enough THE VERDICT:The Grudge will always hold its unique nature and destructive force in the world of cinema.

My nephew loved it and I enjoyed it tho I was sad about the lack of scariness and it's over reliance on jump scares.

waste of time .

This is not the grudge and this is not horror, the audience in my theatre laughed once or twice during the movie a the ghosts appearance and how boring they were.

For example of course the amazingly stereotypical, banal, worn-out, moth-eathen, corny demon-posing-as-kid trick showed up a few times as well.

This movie is definitely flawed, but I enjoyed it.

story is so predictable in a non scary way.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen .

Horrible film based in jump-scares, no plot, terrible acting.

Maybe that would've worked if the movie gave the characters compelling arcs.

It was cliché and predictable.

Ultimately, "The Grudge (2020)" suffers from a multitude of problems stemming from poor writing, terrible character development, a jumbled narrative that goes nowhere and some of the dullest scares the genre has to offer.

For instance, They got rid of the cliche of being scary.

Awesome slow burn remake .

Nice Jumpscares, Boring plot.

The film is clunky, sloppy and boring.

Boring .

We were so bored that my wife asked if I would make fish sticks for dinner tomorrow night.


Everything that Pesce tries to do, it's surrounded by such an aura of predictability that makes this horror film extremely dull.

Instead, I was frightened that I might actually fall asleep during a horror film.

Don't waste your money.

The only problem is that its a borefest.

Con: -Boring -lack of creativity -predictable -doesn't like it -the ending...

Unwatchable .

You will also encounter some boring dialogues and actions that lead to nowhere.

It's just that the characters are uninteresting.

Worst movie ever!!!!

Don't waste your money.

I literally walked out.

And then the child of the main character is creepily bland.

The movie has close to no storyline with childish horror.

In short, The Grudge is one of the lower tier horror movies to spend on an extremely boring day.

"The Grudge (2020)" is littered with dozens of jump scares that are tremendously predictable and uninspired.

It's a dull, uninspired movie with no creative vision.

Absolutely pointless movie, with no plot!

Plot holes and inconsistencies also add to the nonsense and take away from the scare factor and altogether just make it more boring.

While unique story telling style and creepy aesthetic win in this movie, alongside some decent acting, the movie just is a bit too convoluted and boring to say it was the ride I was looking for.

If you want to pay to watch an hour and half to watch 4 different timelines go on at the same time with nothing happening in any of them, then watch this movie.

Predictable boring story all it had was some cheap jump scares it could have been better

, A waste of your money.

Save your money and rent the original.

Worst movie in the grudge movie series .

When I saw it tonight, the only thing that truly terrified me that when I went into the movie, I was fully awake and somewhat intrigued to see the film, but as the movie progress, I kept on nodding with boredom, even though some of the supposed jumpscares were supposed to make me afraid.

Jumpscares are sooo predictable, the story doesn't have any real connection with the originals and it is really lame.

Cast are bland at best, plot is thin as ice and the jump scares are pathetic.

Decent scares, boring movie.

Very poor acting, bland characters, and cliche jump scare type plot line.

The film dares to be a slow burn and doesn't quite unleash the goods till the last half.

Boring jump scares.

This insidious outfit, the official propaganda arm of a Japanese Ruling Clique still sore at losing a World War Two which THEY THEMSELVES infamously launched with their Sneak Attack on such Hawaiian World Cultural Heritage Sites as the USS Arizona Memorial, uses THE GRUDGE as a Trojan Horse virus to smear our USA Law Enforcement Heroes such as Officers "Muldoon" and "Wilson," portraying them as unstable, superstitious hallucinating public menaces!

The story is dull, with nothing interesting or new to offer.

Pointless .

Its lack of surprising features, the extremely predictable jump scares, and the complete disregard for the audience, treating the viewers like the dumbest people ever, make The Grudge one of the worst horror films of the last few years.

Don't waste your money.

This movie was so boring and predictable I thought about leaving with the other half of the theater.

So I went to see it yesterday night and I was very disappointed, the acting most of the time was very cheesy, the storyline itself was confusing, I even heard a woman next to me asking her date on what was going on, since the movie jumps between 3 storylines set in different times while not clearly making it obvious to the viewers.


The story in this movie is really confusing, and really poor written.

The worst movie ever , I won't give it any star .

Worse than the original with lacking in scares, tone, and a boring story.

do they want to spoil our year by making us watch this utter garbage with mundane plot...

Connoisseurs of the film are quickly ahead of the agents who are still researching their answers, so that the film can quickly become long-winded and predictable for experts.

Waste of time and money.

I am truly one of the most easily scared human beings on this planet, but the only thing that made me frightened watching this was the extreme level of cliche (though not frightening) jump scares and other horribly bad stereotypical horror movie moves.

Might be a cure for insomnia .

Awful plot and predictable.

This movie is highly recommended for those who suffer from insomnia.

Let The Worst Movies of 2020 List Begin.

Moments from the 2004 film are shamelessly (and tastelessly) ripped off and desperately recreated here, fused together by relentlessly dull, long moments of nonsense surrounding a home care nurse exposed to the haunts of that nefarious house in Tokyo (we're in Tokyo for two minutes), the curse following her home to the States, where it will have dire consequences on her family.

What you get to see is a messy film with no clear structure or storyline, filmed in a dull way that doesn't appeal.

But when i see trailer,i say " omg,that trailer was so scary,intense and i see much blood!

The film is full of disturbing flashbacks and useless forced characters that make it messy, annoying, and boring at some points.

It's very repetitive and obvious they're dragging out a scene to scare you, it rarely works...

It was at this point that I realized the entire audience had walked out.

Boring, bad acting, lame jump scares, bad story, characters you don't care about, you name it.

Half of the theater we're yawning and on their phones most of the time and I don't blame them.

Complete Waste of Time .

Absolute waste of time .

This was the worst movie I've seen in awhile.

The story and the characters are uninteresting, there's no tension, the jump scares don't make you jump and the ghosts are so generic.

It became so predictable that near the middle of the movie, any moment of silence was going to turn into a jump-scare and you just knew it.

The movie is also slow with no exciting details.

After coming out of it, I've got to say I don't think it was anywhere near as horrible as many are putting it out to be, it's just a pretty bland horror film.

It felt rushed and slightly hard to follow.

It's so predictable, the plot is messy with too many irrelevant characters.

Why does it look like an uninspired, totally predictable, and an overall sorry excuse of a horror film?!