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      Cujo

      R Released Aug 3, 1983 1 hr. 31 min. Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      59% 46 Reviews Tomatometer 45% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score In this tale of a killer canine, man's best friend turns into his worst enemy. When sweet St. Bernard Cujo is bitten by a bat, he starts behaving oddly and becomes very aggressive. As Cujo morphs into a dangerous beast, he goes on a rampage in a small town. Stay-at-home mom Donna (Dee Wallace) gets caught in Cujo's crosshairs on a fateful errand with her son, Tad (Danny Pintauro). Stuck in their tiny car, Donna and Tad have a frightening showdown with the crazed animal. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 20 Buy Now

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      Cujo is artless work punctuated with moments of high canine gore and one wild Dee Wallace performance.

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      Teddy B It has no real purpose or aim, but it does serve up an acceptable amount of well-done suspense, even if the first act drags for a long time and doesn't tie in at all to the last act. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/13/24 Full Review Jeff M I honestly try to avoid getting too hyperbolic in my reviews, but not only do I think this is the second best Stephen King book to screen adaptation ever (next to CARRIE), but I think it's one of the truly great horror films of the last few decades. I watched it for the first time in probably at least ten years, and I was amazed at how well it held up. I've said it a jillion times and I'll say it again here - the scariest movies are the ones rooted in reality. And there's not a second of screen time here that doesn't feel like it could be true to life. Wallace joins the illustrious pantheon of horror movie moms including JoBeth Williams in POLTERGEIST and Toni Collette in HEREDITARY. Her work here is extraordinary, and she is the single most important element that holds this movie together. And MAJOR props to young Pintauro who is absolutely wonderful, particularly in the latter half of the movie. The key to this film is a genuine concern and caring about the characters involved. And I honestly would place Cujo up there with Jaws as one of the great scary creatures of its time. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/24 Full Review Trafalgar L Normally I love seeing Stephen King's work be adapted but this was just irritating for me. The plot is about a Saint Bernard inflicted with rabies who terrorizes a small town. But, my God the little boy in this movie was annoying and Dee Wallace fails to be a Scream Queen. I would have been happier if they kept the original ending with both Cujo and her son dying. But, at the end of the day they made a movie. So that's what matters. /s Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/02/24 Full Review Emoji M Why does this even exist:/ It's a messed up story. Look at my letterboxd review. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/09/23 Full Review S4l3m s Es una mamada pero sinceramente si me causo miedo XD para que miento Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/03/23 Full Review Michael W This horror movie was alright. Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Ed Lauter, Christopher Stone, Billy Jayne, and the rest of the cast did a decent job in this movie. The plot of the movie was gruesome and insane. It's about protecting yourself and your family from a rabid dog. If you haven't seen this movie yet, don't waste your time. It's not worth it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 10/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Adam Nayman The Ringer The movie is as nasty and single-minded as Cujo himself: It's simple, and it works. Sep 5, 2019 Full Review Gary Arnold Washington Post "Cujo" no doubt presented fewer difficulties for a novelist than it does for a movie director. Oct 4, 2017 Full Review Variety Staff Variety A dull, uneventful entry in the horror genre. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk The raw performances by Danny Pintauro and Dee Wallace are key here, as they effectively embody abject terror and desperation, respectively. Rated: 3/4 Dec 18, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Director Lewis Teague does what he can in an attempt to maximize tension, but there’s only so much he can do with such a limited setting and such a sparse story. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 8, 2023 Full Review Erick Estrada Cinegarage A truly absurd film that never found the conductor thread of its story... transporting the facts from the novel wasn't enough. [Full review in Spanish] Apr 12, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In this tale of a killer canine, man's best friend turns into his worst enemy. When sweet St. Bernard Cujo is bitten by a bat, he starts behaving oddly and becomes very aggressive. As Cujo morphs into a dangerous beast, he goes on a rampage in a small town. Stay-at-home mom Donna (Dee Wallace) gets caught in Cujo's crosshairs on a fateful errand with her son, Tad (Danny Pintauro). Stuck in their tiny car, Donna and Tad have a frightening showdown with the crazed animal.
      Director
      Lewis Teague
      Screenwriter
      Stephen King, Don Carlos Dunaway, Lauren Currier
      Distributor
      Artisan Entertainment, Warner Home Vídeo, Republic Pictures, Warner Bros.
      Production Co
      TAFT Entertainment
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 3, 1983, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 1, 2016
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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