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Halloween: Resurrection Reviews

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Jeremiah Kipp
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 16, 2002
Replacing John Carpenter's stylish tracking shots is degraded, handheld Blair Witch video-cam footage. Of all the Halloween's, this is the most visually unappealing.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Joe Leydon
Variety
July 15, 2002
[Seems] even more uselessly redundant and shamelessly money-grubbing than most third-rate horror sequels.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 15, 2002
Rosenthal (Halloween II) seems to have forgotten everything he ever knew about generating suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star
July 15, 2002
While the production values here are more cool than crappy, there's nothing really new about Resurrection.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 15, 2002
Not scary but mildly satisfying anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
July 15, 2002
A cheesy thing that opened Friday without any advance screening.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tor Thorsen
Reel.com
July 15, 2002
If this is the resurrection of the Halloween franchise, it would have been better off dead.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
July 15, 2002
Spectators will indeed sit open-mouthed before the screen, not screaming but yawning.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
July 15, 2002
It's not the worst film in the series -- Halloween III will never be unseated -- but there's not nearly enough scares, or humor, to make Halloween: Resurrection worthwhile.
| Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
July 15, 2002
Good for a cheapie fright-night outing (or at least a fun rental later for your next slumber party).
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
July 15, 2002
Generic slasher-movie nonsense, but it's not without style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
July 15, 2002
The thrill is (long) gone.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
July 15, 2002
No, it's not as single-minded as John Carpenter's original, but it's sure a lot smarter and more unnerving than the sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bryan Reesman
Citysearch
July 15, 2002
Hard-core slasher aficionados will find things to like ... but overall the Halloween series has lost its edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Derek Tse
Jam! Movies
July 15, 2002
Much of the cast is stiff or just plain bad.
| Original Score: 1/5
Jim Judy
Screen It!
July 15, 2002
While this is neither the first nor last time that will be the case, it is time to hang, gun down or lop off the head of this ugly cinematic series once and for all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)
July 15, 2002
Halloween: Resurrection isn't exactly quality cinema, but it isn't nearly as terrible as it cold have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Hill
BET.com
July 15, 2002
" . . . the latest in the Michael Myers series is flat, unfunny and less frightening than a Vanilla Ice comeback album."
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
July 14, 2002
The latest episode of the Halloween franchise is a bad film. It is not, however, so bad that the faithful should be discouraged from attending.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
July 14, 2002
The latest entry in the horror series is simply a slasher flick. At that level, it's not bad, with some clever twists on the genre.
| Original Score: 3/5
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