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Jeepers Creepers (2001)

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45

Average Rating: 5.1/10
Reviews Counted: 108
Fresh: 49 | Rotten: 59

Jeepers Creepers has a promising start. Unfortunately, the tension and suspense quickly deflates into genre cliches as movie goes on.

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Average Rating: 4.6/10
Critic Reviews: 27
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 18

Jeepers Creepers has a promising start. Unfortunately, the tension and suspense quickly deflates into genre cliches as movie goes on.

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A brother and sister driving home for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature in the isolated countryside that is on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree.

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Mystery & Suspense, Horror

Victor Salva

Jan 8, 2002

$37.5M

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All Critics (124) | Top Critics (31) | Fresh (49) | Rotten (59) | DVD (32)

If the reptile brain in you, that ugly little cluster of cerebral cells where all the destructive urges lie, needs a good jolt, Jeepers Creepers offers you just such a treat.

January 6, 2002
Washington Post
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The plotting is a tad generic, and the film feels long at a scant 90 minutes. But the movie is good enough to put a chill into the late-summer air.

August 31, 2001 Full Review Source: Slate
Slate
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Feels too rote to inspire real terror.

August 31, 2001 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Jeepers Creepers is better setting things up than following through. It must resort to psychic mumbo-jumbo that has to be played straight and doesn't work.

August 31, 2001 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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The only mystery to Jeepers Creepers is why Francis Ford Coppola chose to stamp his name on this grade-Z movie as producer.

August 31, 2001
Orlando Sentinel
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A good way to find some genuinely creepy moments in a decade where they were short in supply.

November 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the most terrifying horror movies to come along in years...

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

One genuinely gets the sense from the first hour of this film that Salva is exorcising some of his own demons.

June 19, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter
ESplatter

One of those horror movies in which its characters do such unbelievably stupid things all the time that you literally want to shout at them.

August 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Gurus

The only thing about this movie that really made me shudder is that we are probably going to be deluged with a bunch of crappy sequels for it.

March 19, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Comment (1)
eFilmCritic.com

As the plot hemorrhages from one dire encounter to another, the clichéd old psychic routine is used to explain the plot to anyone who might still care.

February 13, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

...Alternates between moments of sheer terror and ridiculously cheesy effects...

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

The story hits a wall with an abrupt, dismal ending.

June 18, 2002 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

This is definitely not a good movie, and it has too many major flaws within the context of the genre to be a good horror movie.

February 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

...takes an enduring monster-movie premise, starts to rework it promisingly, and then drops the ball and falls back on trite, stereotyped action until we finally stop caring.

January 2, 2002 | Comment (1)
Movie Metropolis

Brennan ... turns in a nice comic turn that is well worth waiting for.

December 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Habrá quien le rinda aplauso de pie, y habrá quien lo aborrezca y desee lo peor para el director, pero les prometo que no les dejará indiferentes...

November 8, 2001
Cinenganos

A mind-numbing monster movie.

October 11, 2001 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Jeeeepers Creeeepers - Where'd you get...that AWFUL ENDING?

October 10, 2001 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

An unsettling, gory, but intelligent horror flick.

September 24, 2001 Full Review Source: BBC

What can I tell you about a movie like JEEPERS CREEPERS that you don't already know from its title?

September 20, 2001 Full Review Source: AboutFilm.com
AboutFilm.com

Jeepers Creepers is one of those movies that starts promisingly, then goes downhill very quickly.

September 17, 2001 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

packs in virtually every horror-movie paradigm from the last 30 years into a lean 90 minutes

September 10, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

It is stylish and atmospheric; despite some problems with motivation, its main character duo is sympathetic and credible.

September 10, 2001
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for Jeepers Creepers

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June 1, 2013
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

College kids innocently heading home for vacation accidentally cross paths with a murdering !#*! ... and then ... and then ... !
An exacting blend of stupid people doing stupid things versus the director's skill at keeping you watching, waiting, for the next big scare. It'll be up to you to decide whether the constant mind games are worth the trouble.
November 19, 2012
ApeneckFletcher

Super Reviewer

Not a joy ride. Void of creepers unless you count the one in the title. Don't get on board only unless you can't find nothing else to entertain you.
April 16, 2012
imrealgod

Super Reviewer

    1. Darry: [Trish and Darry pull up at the Cat Lady's house] Come on, Trish, look at this place. Let's just keep going. I mean it, come on.
    2. Trish: You don't wanna get help?
    3. Darry: Help from who?
    4. Trish: Let's just use the phone.
    5. Darry: And call who?
    6. Trish: I don't know.
    7. Darry: And tell them what?
    8. Trish: I don't know!
    9. Darry: Hey, bum-fuck police, I'm being chased by a guy who likes to pull tongues out of severed heads with his teeth. Is there a special extension for that?
    – Submitted by Folashade K (21 months ago)
    1. Darry: [after running over the Creeper] Is he dead?
    2. Trish: They never are.
    – Submitted by Folashade K (21 months ago)
    1. Trish: The first time I heard that story, I used to think this would be the road I'd die on.
    – Submitted by Folashade K (21 months ago)
    1. Trish: Christ, do you think they even have a phone?
    2. Darry: I'm guessing no phones and a lot of guns.
    – Submitted by Folashade K (21 months ago)
    1. Jezelle Gay Hartman: [Trish answers the phone at the diner] Have you seen the cats yet?
    2. Trish: What?
    3. Jezelle Gay Hartman: Cats, lots of them, have you seen them yet? You and your brother?
    4. Trish: Me and my brother?
    5. Jezelle Gay Hartman: You and Darry!
    – Submitted by Folashade K (21 months ago)
    1. Trish: We were just attacked, Darry!
    2. Darry: And you don't even want to find out why?
    – Submitted by Folashade K (21 months ago)
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