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Cursed

  • Rated R
  • HD and SD formats available

horror, thrillers


A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    16%
  • Audience Score
    30%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

Dumb werewolf movie may leave you feeling cursed.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this PG-13 horror film is pretty tame compared to the R-rated gore-fests out there, but unfortunately it's just a really bad movie. Teens are more likely to laugh at the low-budget special effects than have nightmares. There are some bloody killings, but that the violence is not as graphic as what appears in R-rated movies. There is some strong language and a few naked backsides. A group of high schoolers gang up on Jimmy and accuse him of being gay and use derogatory language about his supposed homosexuality. It turns out, however, that one of these "cool kids" is actually gay, and he makes a pass at Jimmy.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how the parent-less Ellie and Jimmy take care of each other. They could also discuss the way the movie handles homophobia.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    16%
    reviews counted: 24
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  • Audience

    30%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: It's not bad enough to make you curse, but you are likely to laugh when you should scream, and to roll your eyes when you are meant to laugh.

- A.O. Scott, New York Times, Monday, February 28, 2005

Rotten: The scariest thing in the movie is a cameo by Scott Baio.

- Ben Kenigsberg, Village Voice, Thursday, March 3, 2005

Fresh:

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Not the most exciting horror movie. Pretty dull in the first half, seriously considered switching it off, but decided to stick with it. Can't honestly say I am glad that I did, but it did pick up. The cast is decent, especially Christina Ricci and Judy Greer, (she was actually pretty funny when she got going). I think this was meant to be funny more than scary, though quite honestly, it falls flat in both directions.

- romy861, Monday, August 30, 2010

2 stars

Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven try and add a little bit of Scream charm to werewolf movies. Unfortunately rumours abound of studio interference. It certainly seems uneven, nervously mixing between comedy and horror. Eisenberg gives a performance he would later perfect for the much more complete Zombieland. The effects are jarring with neither the CGI nor costume being believable. The twist was OK as I convinced myself the ending would be as predictable as the rest. Some nice jumps, some nice jokes but a disappointing film with a lot of potential.

- kiriyamakazou, Friday, January 1, 2010

3 stars

I am actually not really a Christina Ricci fan nor werevolves Movie but this was not Bad.

- ScoopOnline, Monday, January 9, 2012