The Ring Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for The Ring the Movie

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American adaptation of the novel and film that took Japan by storm in 1998. Upon hearing of an allegedly lethal videotape in urban legend fashion, teen Katie (Tamblyn) gets her hands on a copy and watches it with three of her friends. Immediately after viewing the tape, she gets a call telling her that she will die in exactly one week. A week later all four teens are dead. Katie's reporter aunt Rachel (Watts) tries to get to the bottom of the mystery, but has only one week to do so after also viewing the tape. She is also racing to save her son (Dorfman) and ex-husband Noah (Henderson), who she has rather stupidly exposed to this Memorex of Mayhem. While the look is suitably atmospheric and creepy, the plot stretches plausibility to the breaking point.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 115 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

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Ehren Kruger
Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox, Jane Alexander, Lindsay Frost, Amber Tamblyn, Rachael Bella, Daveigh Chase, Pauley Perrette, Sara Rue, Shannon Cochran
Bojan Bazelli
Gore Verbinski
Hans Zimmer
Lee Orloff, Craig Wood, Patrick M. Sullivan, Julie Weiss, Tom Duffield
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