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It sounded like just another urban legend, a videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer’s death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape.
Suspense Thriller - This movie is more of an investigative drama than a scary movie.
main characters try to discover the origin of the video tape they
watched before their seven days is up and they die. In the last
thirty minutes or so it changes to more of a scary movie and is
sufficiently creepy and a little scary. It's certainly not
predictable so it keeps your interest.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 2 GD's, 8 S-words. Just a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: There is virtually no violence shown. It's all off screen. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: One scene of a horse gone wild on a boat. COMEDY: None
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Review Good "The best thing about the movie, which is a very elegantly
crafted piece of gothic snuff hokum, is the way it teases and intrigues us with
the revelation of what's on that tape.''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Average "...while I normally appreciate open-ended motion pictures,
The Ring takes things too far by leaving about 75% of its questions
unanswered. This isn't an artistic choice; it's screenwriting sloppiness, and it
results in a profoundly dissatisfying experience.''
Review Average "Rarely has a more serious effort produced a less serious
result than in The Ring, the kind of dread dark horror film where you
better hope nobody in the audience snickers, because the film teeters right on
the edge of the ridiculous.''
Review Above Average "At times, the suspense is palpable, but by the end
there's a sense that the crux of the mystery hinges on a technicality that
strains credulity and leaves the viewer haunted by the waste of potential.''
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It sounded like just another urban
legend—a videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call
foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter,
Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) was naturally skeptical of the story, until four
teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just
such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her,
Rachel tracks down the video…and watches it. Now, she must enlist the aid of
her friend Noah (Martin Henderson) to save her life and the life of her son
(David Dorfman). Together, they have just seven days to unravel the mystery of