Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 17, 2005
A sometimes entertaining mess. (The TV series is, shockingly, a whole lot better.)
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
October 15, 2007
A bloodless comic resurrection of the undead that goes serious just when it should get wild and woolly.
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
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A film that bears the earmarks of having been made from the first draft of a script, then edited by someone who was not interested in the material.
Full Review | Original Score: -1 out of -4..+4
Top Critic
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 2, 2004
Grease in the 80s... with Vampires. Ugh.
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The second half feels stretched out and muddled, as if screenwriter Joss Whedon drove a stake through his script.
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
As a friend tells Buffy while she eyes a fashion purchase, 'It's so five minutes ago.'
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
February 28, 2002
Barely watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 19, 2003
My favorite TV show is Buffy, I still can't believe it came from this horrible movie.
| Original Score: 1/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
June 2, 2004
From this whole thing, who comes out the best? Paul Reubens! Who knew?
| Original Score: 2/5
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Flat comedy/horror flick that barely scratches the level of mediocrity in either genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
Buffy the Vampire Slayer has a promising title and some good ideas, but fails to deliver the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
...most of the way it feels like a padded TV skit.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 11, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 3, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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