The 25 worst movies of 2020

There’s been plenty of great films released this year, but there’s also been a lot of terrible ones

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24. The Grudge

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Any horror franchise that runs out of steam inevitably gets rebooted eventually, and The Grudge’s muddled mythology saw it acting as a sidequel to the first three Americanized movies.

The concept was already well past the sell-by date, and director Nicolas Pesce brought absolutely nothing new or of note to a rote tale of standard jump scares and things that go bump in the night.

One thing The Grudge does have going for it is a rare reliance on practical effects, but that was far from enough to elevate the finished product to anything above sheer tedium.

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