"The single best horror film I've seen this century. "
— Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"A coolly balanced and utterly compelling examination of alienation and love."
— Elena Oumano, Village Voice
"Cure has a cumulative power of horror which even seasoned filmgoers will not be able to resist."
— Ray Conlogue, Globe and Mail
"Kurosawa takes a reasonably engaging thriller plot and turns it into a mesmerizing masterwork."
— Bilge Ebiri, Citysearch
"Tone and atmosphere mirror subject to perfection in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's hypnotic trip into the lower depths of the human mind."
— David Rooney, Variety
"An increasingly hallucinatory piece where murderousness is a disease spreading rapidly through the susceptible Japanese psyche."
— Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"With its gift for infusing uneasiness into every frame, Kurosawa's moody, unnerving film continues to spook us even after the lights have gone on."
— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Takes the typical detective-hunting-a-serial-killer story and twists it into a creepy, enigmatic bit of psychological terror that by its final scene leaves you truly chilled."
— Kim Morgan, Portland Oregonian