Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Average Rating: 4.2/10
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Average Rating: 3.7/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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The idea of fusing teen sex-comedy and horror genres into a boffo box-office bonanza seems like classic braindead Hollywood-think... but somehow, beyond all reason, the makers of this film manage to pull it off. Much of the credit goes to director Fran Rubel Kuzui (Tokyo Pop) who chooses wisely to let the jokes and action rip by so quickly that viewers won't have time to realize there's practically nothing going on. Also excellent is Kristy Swanson as the bubble-headed cheerleader who learns
Jul 31, 1992 Wide
Sep 4, 2001
20th Century Fox
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Joss Whedon's script has some fun with Valley talk (both genuine and ersatz) but strains to sell the story.
A bloodless comic resurrection of the undead that goes serious just when it should get wild and woolly.
A slight, good-humored film that's a lot more painless than might have been expected.
As a friend tells Buffy while she eyes a fashion purchase, 'It's so five minutes ago.'
The jokes are pretty good, the premise is just off-the-wall enough to keep you tittering.
Production values are low and everything looks cheap, but the film punches above its weight and has a lot of heart.
Buffy isn't funny or scary, it's just mediocre, slowly losing interest in itself as Kuzui runs out of imagination.
Quite why Perry, as romantic interest, is still trying to convince peopel he is of high school age remains a mystery.
This pallid crossbreeding of vampire horror with Valley Girl vamping has no surprises.
A sometimes entertaining mess. (The TV series is, shockingly, a whole lot better.)
From this whole thing, who comes out the best? Paul Reubens! Who knew?
My favorite TV show is Buffy, I still can't believe it came from this horrible movie.
Not bad but pales to the terrific TV show.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer has a promising title and some good ideas, but fails to deliver the goods.
I know I stand alone on this, but Kristy Swanson is the one true Buffy.
Amusing trifle, notable chiefly for Paul Reubens' performance.
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