At this point, I am tired of continuously hearing about this film from reviews, posters, trailers, and clips, and I just want to see it already. Two or three months ago, we really felt like this film was the worst thing in the world. Now, everybody is raving about it being just as good, and possibly better than the original. It's an unbelievable outcome, and I doubt there will be a soul out there who isn't surprised by this film's success. However, I don't think there will be anybody who is disappointing with it either.
Michael Rechtshaffen (Hollywood Reporter) "While he faithfully recreates a number of sequences and shifts the positions of others, Reeves also incorporates some new stuff that, for the most part, heightens rather than diminishes the original's understated intensity. Sure, we probably could have lived without the glowing vampire eyes, and the religious overtones come on a tad strong, but the tweaks are otherwise skillfully employed, favoring unique camera p.o.v. over CGI excess. That's particularly true of a terrifying car crash sequence that takes place entirely from inside the out-of-control vehicle. Echoing the prevailing horrific/mournful vibe is Michael Giacchino's masterful score, which is simultaneously bone-chilling and achingly poignant."