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This compelling thriller, which is part mystery and part conventional horror, that dares to make the viewer think.

The Ring is about a videotape that has a strange curse put on it, and after watching it the phone will ring and tell you, you have seven days to live.

The movie never tells us exactly when or how the videotape gets cursed with evil spirits, but no matter.

It may not be perfect, but it can make your skin crawl, which is all we really want in a horror flick. Right horror fans?

After viewing a videotape with frightening images, you die a week later. Welcome to the world of spirit videography, as urban legend makes the jump to big screen (once again).

Deftly directed, and genuinely scary at times, this film has you asking more questions than it answers. For instance, do you think this film about a videotape will be available on DVD?

Very visual, and very disappointing.

I found the tone and atmosphere of The Ring to be spooky, but the storyline takes things a bit too far, leaving way too many questions unanswered.

It becomes a sad mix of irritating tricks with plot holes that are too large to describe.

When all is said and done in this movie, a whole lot of what has come to pass doesn't make any sense.

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