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Prom Night Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Why do people go to these movies?
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 12, 2008
By the time the killer fully emerges from the shadows, clad head to toe in black, leaping around like some Filipino ripoff of Spider-Man 3, the game is pretty much lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
April 10, 2008
Director Paul Lynch seems to capture the spirit of the genre here, but spends a little too much time setting up each murder, thus eliminating some suspense.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 25, 2008
Unusually incompetent from start to finish...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
April 20, 2005
Great soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 21, 2008
so so so boring
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
September 1, 2009
Pop Culture Rule No. 1: Wait long enough and even the stinkiest trash gets recycled into art.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Because it's quite easy to figure out the killer's identity by simply keeping track of who is off screen a lot, much of the movie is just vamping for time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 10, 2008
You'll just have to enjoy the scenes of Curtis disco-dancing and wonderful moments such as when the severed head of a victim rolls across the dance floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

Film4
April 10, 2008
The prom setting does little except provide the opportunity for a ridiculous disco interlude, while the killings are nasty rather than scary or effective and the outcome eminently guessable.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 11, 2005
Now this is a horror classic!
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
September 27, 2014
A mixed bag of delights, but Prom Night retains appeal through its unusual tone and care with motivation, adding just a hint of real-world torment to ground the masked killer shenanigans.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 9, 2013
A special movie. Not by any means a great one; only barely and inconsistently a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
March 4, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
If you forget motivation, the visual trick-or-treat of slow revenge is entertaining enough.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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