Reviews: Pet Sematary (2019)

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  • Emmanuel Báez @ Cinéfiloz [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Just another generic horror movie.
  • Blake Crane @ BlakeCrane.com
    • Excerpt: This flat, lifeless version of Pet Sematary is one destined to remain harmlessly buried in the psyche.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Pet Sematary is appropriately creepy and tense, but with a weak screenplay and direction to match, the horror movie is dead on arrival.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Has enough visceral thrills to make up for a rushed story.
  • [New] | M. Enois Duarte @ High-DefDigest.com
    • Excerpt: A mix of a contemporary adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel and a remake of the 1989 horror film, Pet Sematary ultimately fails to produce any genuine scares or engage audiences with sincere characters worth sympathizing for. Despite the production coming with a few admirable aspects, this horror feature is dead on arrival.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The ambiance is a mounting wall of impending dread. I “dug” this Pet Sematary.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: A lazy adaptation of the Stephen King novel, manipulatively cheap when it isn’t provoking eye-rolls at its genre banalities. Why can’t someone find the right role for the charismatic Jason Clarke?
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: What 2019’s “Pet Sematary” somewhat lacks in emotional devastation makes up for it by being vicious in all the right ways and doing little to compromise or hold back on the dark themes at work in Stephen King’s novel.
  • Vince Mancini @ Uproxx
    • Excerpt: A solidly cast, utilitarian remake.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: It’s…fine. That single underwhelming sentence pretty well sums up my feeling on the movie in total.
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: This Pet Sematary uses its characters so that its conceit can scare us when it should be the conceit that lets the Creeds frighten us by turning a mirror onto ourselves.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: There’s a sense of dread that simply doesn’t feel backed up by a story that’s awkwardly paced.
  • Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom
  • Ruben Rigaud @ cocalecas.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Treinta años después de la primera adaptación de la exitosa novela de Stephen King, “Pet Sematary”, los directores Kevin Kölsch y Dennis Widmyer traen una nueva versión cinematográfica.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Not a bad movie but… sometimes dead is better – and next time let’s just stay away from another thought of making another adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary.’
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens