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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 13, 2014
Serves more as a fun guilty pleasure, but one that chooses to embrace the absurdity and run with it...
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
August 19, 2013
Production values are low and everything looks cheap, but the film punches above its weight and has a lot of heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 29, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Emma Cochrane
Empire Magazine
October 15, 2007
Enjoyable, but now basically a footnote to the TV series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
April 14, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A slight, good-humored film that's a lot more painless than might have been expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
April 13, 2003
Not bad but pales to the terrific TV show.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 10, 2003
I know I stand alone on this, but Kristy Swanson is the one true Buffy.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 11, 2002
Amusing trifle, notable chiefly for Paul Reubens' performance.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The jokes are pretty good, the premise is just off-the-wall enough to keep you tittering.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A fun movie; so much better than it has to be and so much better than you expect it to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Brundage
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
The direction is downright bad, and the storyline really doesn't help much, but all of this is made up in spades with one of the most finely crafted formula scripts courtesy of Josh Whedon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
July 30, 2012
Buffy isn't funny or scary, it's just mediocre, slowly losing interest in itself as Kuzui runs out of imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: C

Film4
October 15, 2007
Quite why Perry, as romantic interest, is still trying to convince peopel he is of high school age remains a mystery.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 15, 2007
Joss Whedon's script has some fun with Valley talk (both genuine and ersatz) but strains to sell the story.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 15, 2007
This pallid crossbreeding of vampire horror with Valley Girl vamping has no surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
October 15, 2007
A bloodless comic resurrection of the undead that goes serious just when it should get wild and woolly.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Unfocused stuff, pitched at undemanding teenagers.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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