The Worst Remakes of All Time, According to the Tomatometer

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Adjusted Score: 9.417%

Critics Consensus: Martyrs flays off everything that gave the original its icy horrific beauty, leaving us an empty, pointless remake.

Adjusted Score: 10.811%

Critics Consensus: Being a remake of a Thai horror film instead of Japanese doesn’t prevent Shutter from being another lame Asian horror remake.

Adjusted Score: 11.627%

Critics Consensus: When a Stranger Calls ranks among the more misguided remakes in horror history, offering little more than a rote, largely fright-free update to the original.

Adjusted Score: 11.089%

Critics Consensus: With murky cinematography, a meandering pace, a dull storyline, and rather wooden performances, The Pang Brothers’ Hollywood remake of Bangkok Dangerous is unsuccessful.

Adjusted Score: 9.117%

Critics Consensus: The initial set-up is unbelievable, the plotting is predictable and stale, and the comedy depends on repetitive pratfalls that soon get old.

Adjusted Score: 4.078%

Critics Consensus: A needless remake that quickly loses sight of the themes that elevated the original, this is a Jacob’s Ladder that leads straight to nowhere.

Adjusted Score: 6.628%

Critics Consensus: Muddled and lacking the political context of the original, Swept Away offers further proof that Madonna can’t act.

Adjusted Score: 5.693%

Critics Consensus: The Fog is a so-so remake of a so-so movie, lacking scares, suspense or originality.

Adjusted Score: 6.489%

Critics Consensus: Flatliners falls flat as a horror movie and fails to improve upon its source material, rendering this reboot dead on arrival.

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Adjusted Score: 0.202%

Critics Consensus: No need for a quarantine — enthusiasm for this inert remake is not contagious.

Adjusted Score: 2.45%

Critics Consensus: One of the weakest entries in the J-horror remake sweepstakes, One Missed Call is undone by bland performances and shopworn shocks.

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