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Halloween Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
October 31, 2009
Modernizing the classic slasher staple, Rob Zombie's film is surprisingly adept.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 10, 2008
Zombie's 'Halloween' may prove too verbose and literal-minded to satisfy fans of Carpenter's original, but it is a harsh, disquieting experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Urban Cinefile
November 17, 2007
As far as remakes of modern horror classics that did not need to be remade go, rocker-turned-director Rob Zombie's tribute to John Carpenter's 1978 original is not a bad one
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 14, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
October 2, 2007
Zombie may not be able to match the stalk 'n' menace of Carpenter's steadicam original, but when the Big Z's knife hits the right groove, he cuts to the dark heart of the Myers legend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 29, 2007
Rob Zombie's Halloween reboot isn't bad as remakes go, but the prequel scenes are better than the remake scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ben Walters
Time Out
September 28, 2007
It's inanely-scripted exploitation, sure, but this 'Halloween' doesn't trivialise; it even returns with sympathy to one victim minutes after the attack that has left her bleeding on the floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Jason Morgan
Filmcritic.com
September 17, 2007
Instead of trampling over the original, he builds on it and creates an homage that should motivate the new generation of horror fans to seek out John Carpenter's original with the respect and excitement it still deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 12, 2007
The Batman Begins of slasher movies, and one of the more frightening stabathons of recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
September 10, 2007
Zombie is still learning and I'm sure in time will deliver a true horror classic of his own. Until then, enjoy his latest effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 7, 2007
Zombie's morally dubious earlier films showcased fun-loving, homicidal anti-heroes; but there's nothing jokey or campy about his approach to Myers, whose long hair and mask obsession suggest he may be a worst-case-scenario incarnation of Zombie himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 5, 2007
It's a decent diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 5, 2007
I won't make the case that Halloween is anything other than a well-crafted slasher film. That's all it wants to be, and that's what it achieves. But I will say that the movie does the horror genre a big favor by reclaiming a legendary character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Schmeichel
Jam! Movies
September 4, 2007
More of a Valentine to the original than a recycled cash-grab.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
September 4, 2007
Adeptly packaged in all facets of production, Halloween is nicely cast with a combination of Zombie regulars, familiar faces and compelling newcomers and satisfyingly constructed with camerawork that heightens the suspense on the page.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Ramsey
MovieJuice!
September 4, 2007
The original Halloween was about Jamie Lee Curtis in danger up to her knee socks. And for socks, that was a remarkably high threshold of danger.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 2, 2007
If Rob Zombie ever decides to direct a horror movie, watch out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
September 2, 2007
Halloween 2007 externalizes all that was internal in the original.
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
September 2, 2007
The original and the remake need to stand alone and apart, and Zombie's film has merits of its own that should be appreciated.
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
August 31, 2007
The life and times of a fictional monster may not be as respectable a subject as a historical monster like, say, Idi Amin or Truman Capote, but Zombie's portrait is every bit as reverent, scrupulous, and deeply felt as any Oscar-grubbing horrorshow.

Film Ireland Magazine
October 5, 2007
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