Halloween: Resurrection Reviews

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 12, 2011
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 14, 2002
There's no evidence of craftsmanship or energy. Everything, from the plot to the execution, is plodding and obligatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 14, 2002
It's so devoid of joy and energy it makes even Jason X ... look positively Shakesperean by comparison.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
July 14, 2002
This latest installment of the horror film franchise that is apparently as invulnerable as its trademark villain has arrived for an incongruous summer playoff, demonstrating yet again that the era of the intelligent, well-made B movie is long gone.
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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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Loren King
Chicago Tribune
July 13, 2002
Like its parade of predecessors, this Halloween is a gory slash-fest. It can't escape its past, and it doesn't want to.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 13, 2002
Comes closer to comatainment.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
July 12, 2002
Its premise is smart, but the execution is pretty weary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
July 10, 2002
Every sequel you skip will be two hours gained. Consider this review life-affirming.