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A 2009 horror film directed by Sam Raimi.

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Hilariously bad

  • Jul 13, 2010
Rating:
-4

What Prompted You to write a Review?
I want to keep people away from this movie.
 

How was the Plot, Acting, Direction?
This movie was pathetic.  I love Justin Long, but this is probably my least favorite movie with him in it.  The acting was terrible as was the plot.
 

Were You ENTERTAINED?
I was able to sit through the entire movie without turning it off, so I was somewhat entertained.  By the end, though, I wish I would've stopped watching a long time ago.
 

Did It Fulfill Expectations? Hype Level?
I was severely disappointed in this movie.  I honestly thought I would be watching a good horror movie, but I ended up laughing through the entire movie.
 

Did a Movie Trailer Establish a HYPE?
The trailer was what made me want to watch this movie.  I was excited to see this movie after watching the trailer, but I decided to wait until the DVD release.
 

Is This Movie Mainstream Or Pretty Obscure?
The movie is pretty mainstream.  It seems like a movie that any horror movie fan would like to see.
 

Above all, Establish Your Star Rating 1-5 Or 1-10?
Out of 10 stars, I would give this movie 2 stars.  It kept me entertained and laughing throughout the whole movie, but horror movies shouldn't do that.
 

How would you recommend the movie?
I don't recommend this movie at all.  I'm easily entertained, and this movie was a disaster.

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July 19, 2010
Actually it was supposed to evoke memories of Sam Raimi's far superior EVIL DEAD films. In other words it was supposed to be funny from time to time. I wish I could say that I had laughed, but I didn't. It was average from start to finish and that's not I wanted to see from the guy who gave me EVIL DEAD 2, Woopak wrote a rave review of it and I wrote the dissenting opinion. You hated it so some might say that your's would be the minority opinion, but to me there is so bigger insult than to call something "average'. This flick was god-awful average.
July 19, 2010
i think i just expected so much more out of this movie. some of the scenes just weren't shot that well. i can see how both of your opinions are plausible just by talking to some of my friends that had also seen the movie. and i loved raimi's evil dead films way more than this.
July 19, 2010
That was my problem as well. I expected far too much. His entire denouement was based on CURSE OF THE DEMON! Where was the originality of the first films?
 
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More Drag Me to Hell reviews
review by . April 15, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Its this a Horror or Comedy
When I first saw the trailer for Drag me to Hell I was super excited as I've been (for a long while) looking for a horror movie to truly scare the pants off me. Ironically the last movie that really scared me (to the point i couldnt sleep for a month....LITERALLY) was the first Evil Dead.      Enter Christine a Lone Officer at a Bank who is competing for a position as Assistant Manager. One day an elderly woman comes in for an extention on her mortgage. Although it was …
review by . April 29, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
***1/2 out of ****     I'm sure I'm not within the minority when I say that Sam Raimi needed to make a movie like "Drag Me to Hell". Since Raimi is the man who directed all three films in the successful and cult-treasured "Evil Dead" trilogy, his roots are with horror films. In the 2000's, he chose to distance himself when he made the "Spider Man" films, which I have no problem with, given how good the first two films in that series were. "Drag Me to Hell" released at just the …
review by . July 24, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
What Pompted You to write a Review?   I am writing this review to let people know that I was not happy about this movie. I was very excited to see it when it came out and when I saw it, I said to myself, "Wow, what a complete waste of time"        How was the Plot, Acting, Direction?   The plot was good, they had a good idea that was poorly executed. Some of the acting was good but the lead female character was a huge disappointment. I feel …
review by . May 31, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
DRAG ME TO HELL The Minority Opinion
The reviews are in and Sam Raimi's DRAG ME TO HELL seems to be a resounding success--with everyone but me that is. I wanted so desperately to like this film because I fell in love with Raimi's work about 15 minutes into EVIL DEAD 2 which was my first experience with his goofy, super-kinetic style and like almost every horror fan I've been eagerly/anxiously awaiting his return to the genre. Unfortunately DRAG ME TO HELL simply isn't the film I was waiting for. I can understand …
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I really liked the cinematography of this film. It had a very surreal feel, sometimes almost cartoonish like something you would see in a show like "Tales from the Cryptkeeper." It made the movie unique, and so I liked it.
review by . May 30, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Poster
First of All, for a "dissenting" opinion and a review of this review, please check out my friend QUEENBflix's review. This film never met her expectations and she wanted to see that Raimi has grown. Her review is a great comparison to Raimi's past work, may give you an idea of what you may NOT like about this film, that Raimi has faltered in her expectations, as well as a rebuttal to this review. However, if you just want to read details as to how this film plays out, may have seen the film …
review by . October 20, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
This was an experience that was both welcoming and disheartening. Any of Raimi's old tricks are back, but some of his new tricks are present too, much to my chagrin. A good friend informed me that the first fifteen minutes of the film are "epic", a word that is not to be used lightly. In this, I strongly disagree. While some of the later scenes were very intense and quite fun, the first fifteen minutes were largely a waste of film.   Some of Raimi's old tricks include: the return of the …
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Touted as a return to Sam Raimi's horror-movie roots, Drag Me to Hell is indeed closer in spirit to the director's Evil Dead pictures than to his Spider-Man films. You got your gypsy gargoyles with rotted dentures, your upchucking corpses, your flexible two-way orifices--yes, Raimi's definitely back in the saddle. There's even a story: a sad loan officer (Alison Lohman) turns down the aforementioned denture-wearing gypsy for a loan extension, which leads to an evil curse and a date in hell in three days' time. A séance, an animal sacrifice, and a session in a storm-tossed graveyard will make the 72 hours pass very nervously, thank you, along with assorted scares. Justin Long plays Lohman's upper-class boyfriend, and Raimi fills the rest of the cast with some unusual and unfamiliar types. Along with the giddy horror-comedy that bursts out of the movie every 10 minutes or so, there's also an underlying mood of pity: Lohman's character is something of a hard-luck sad sack, who does enough wrong things to make her seem like a truly abject individual, well outside the heroic model of most multiplex offerings. (Lohman's own little-girl-lost quality adds to this feeling.) But don't let that get in the way of the fun-ride aspects of this goofy enterprise: Drag Me to Hell is a bunch of Z-movie gags wrapped in top-drawer production values.--Robert Horton


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Director: Sam Raimi
Genre: Horror
Release Date: May 29, 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Screen Writer: Ivan Raimi, Sam Raimi
DVD Release Date: October 13, 2009
Runtime: 99 minutes
Studio: Universal Studios
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