Ringu 0

"OK"

Ringu 0 Review


The final film in the Ringu series, Ringu 0 takes us back 30 years to learn the origins of that girl in the well, who she was, and how she ended up down there.

Too bad it's not a very compelling story. Sadako (Yukie Nakama) is an actress in college -- sort of -- and she's so nuanced that she draws the ire of her fellow actors. This culminates in Sadako being beaten to death by the troupe and coming back as a ghost to get her revenge. Sounds cool, but unfortunately the film spends about 85 minutes getting to the juicy bits. So for about 20 minutes, we've got a cool little thriller on our hands -- culminating in a cool and harrowing hunt through the woods. The other 80 is nothing but padding.

Still, it's amazing that the strength of Ringu managed to milk four movies out of its simple premise. But hey, Star Trek has already managed 10 movies. Now that's scary.

Aka Ring 0, Ringu 0: Bâsudei, Ring 0: Birthday. You can get the entire Ringu set of four films in a single box set, "Anthology of Terror."



Facts and Figures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Sadako Yamamura, as Hiroshi Tôyama, as Etsuko Tachihara, as Akiko Miyaji, Takeshi Wakamatsu as Yûsaku Shigemori, Ryûshi Mizukami as Wataru Kuno, Kaoru Okunuki as Aiko Hazuki, Yasushi Kimura as Togashi, Mami Hashimoto as Joshikôsei, Daisuke Ban as Heihachirô Ikuma, Masako as Shizuko Yamamura

Contactmusic


Links



Advertisement

New Movies

Manchester by the Sea Movie Review

Manchester by the Sea Movie Review

This may not be the cheeriest movie of the season, but it's so skilfully written,...

Live By Night Movie Review

Live By Night Movie Review

Ben Affleck launched his directing career 10 years ago with his film of Dennis Lehane's...

La La Land Movie Review

La La Land Movie Review

After storming awards season with Whiplash two years ago, writer-director Damien Chazelle returns with something...

Assassin's Creed Movie Review

Assassin's Creed Movie Review

Hopes were high that this film might finally crack the curse of movies based on...

Silence Movie Review

Silence Movie Review

Faith is a topic Martin Scorsese can't quite shake, courting controversy with complex films like...

A Monster Calls Movie Review

A Monster Calls Movie Review

A difficult movie to market, this isn't actually the BFG-style fantasy adventure it looks like....

Monster Trucks Movie Review

Monster Trucks Movie Review

Word has it that a 4-year-old came up with the idea for this unapologetically silly...

Advertisement
Collateral Beauty Movie Review

Collateral Beauty Movie Review

Dramas exploring the nature of death and the true meaning of life are always in...

Paterson Movie Review

Paterson Movie Review

Unpredictable filmmaker Jim Jarmusch ricochets from his artful vampire movie Only Lovers Left Alive into...

I, Daniel Blake Movie Review

I, Daniel Blake Movie Review

At 80 years old, British filmmaker Ken Loach won his second Cannes Film Festival with...

Why Him? Movie Review

Why Him? Movie Review

Writer-director John Hamburg continues to recycle the formula that made his first hit Meet the...

Passengers Movie Review

Passengers Movie Review

Anchored by the almost ridiculously engaging Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, this sci-fi movie travels...

Neruda Movie Review

Neruda Movie Review

Clever Chilean director Pablo Larrain (who also directed Natalie Portman's Jackie) takes on the Nobel-winning...

The Eagle Huntress Movie Review

The Eagle Huntress Movie Review

Narrated by Daisy Ridley (The Force Awakens), this documentary is one of the most gripping...

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.