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Sorority Row (2009)

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22

Average Rating: 4/10
Reviews Counted: 77
Fresh: 17 | Rotten: 60

Though it's slick and stylish, Sorority Row offers nothing new to the slasher genre and misses the mark both in its attempts at humor and thrills.

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Average Rating: 2.9/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 11

Though it's slick and stylish, Sorority Row offers nothing new to the slasher genre and misses the mark both in its attempts at humor and thrills.

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A sorority prank gone wrong leads to a bloody murder spree in this slasher film featuring Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge, and Carrie Fisher. It was supposed to be a practical joke, but no one was laughing after a girl in the prime of her life had been accidentally murdered. Desperate to go on with their lives and avoid taking responsibility for their actions, the surviving sisters and their male accomplice agree to dump the body and never speak of the incident again. Just after graduation,

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Josh Stolberg, Peter Goldfinger

Feb 23, 2010

$11.9M

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All Critics (78) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (60) | DVD (4)

It's yet another '80s slasher remake, so you know the drill...er, the tire iron pimped out with blades.

September 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Call me the sarcastic sister, but the only thing screaming in any convincing way here are the cheap look, epileptic direction, and off-key, "edgy" humor.

September 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Sorority Row is an interminable mess of a film that juggles more characters and undeveloped subplots than it can handle and even manages to bungle the setup.

September 14, 2009
New York Times
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The tedious flick offers little more than a few scares, and plenty of boobs. And we're not just talking about the cast.

September 14, 2009 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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The "scary'' moments are of the sneak-up-on-you-from-behind variety, but there's little suspense.

September 14, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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It lapses into that familiar category of movies that go in for lots of fancy obfuscation along the way only to make its story seem all the more simple, trite and contrived by the finish.

September 14, 2009 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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By the time the killer's identity is finally revealed you'll be amazed at how screenwriters make big bucks penning lines like, "Who the hell lit the house on fire? Shit!"

February 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

This is a movie so formulaic it could have been written by Microsoft Excel.

September 29, 2012 Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk
TheShiznit.co.uk

Typical slasher film packed with boobs, boys, booze and blood. Go into Sorority Row with your brain on cruise control and just enjoy the movie for what it is: a gore party.

August 14, 2010 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

Like the all-partying, all-screaming sisters of Theta Pi, Sorority Row feels doomed from the first frame.

August 9, 2010 Full Review Source: sbs.com.au
sbs.com.au

...a sporadically watchable yet thoroughly disappointing horror effort that's underwhelming even by the standards of the genre.

July 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Classic horror that follows the old pattern, but it follows it well with creative slashings and a well hidden killer. You could do a lot worse.

March 7, 2010 Full Review Source: CNNRadio
CNNRadio

Sorority Row can laugh at the fact that it falls in line with genre conventions, but it doesn't excuse how easily it adopts them.

January 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Over-the-top humor tries to mask the problems, that it's not scary and the ending comes complete with a double-reverse-tricked-itself-out-of-coherency reveal of the killer.

November 9, 2009 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
Examiner.com

They're not just college girls. They're B******!

November 4, 2009 Full Review

Welcome to Skank Ho sorority, where you'll skills like covering up the grotesque death of one of your sisters during a mean-spirited prank.

November 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Horror Hacker
Horror Hacker

A fairly traditional collegiate slasher that entertains but breaks no new ground.

October 31, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

I don't know what could make this movie seem dumber. Oh, and it's also a remake of What You Did Last Summer

October 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Horror Squad | Comments (2)
Horror Squad

After these Bratz dolls dump the Corpsey One down a mine shaft, the plot follows, dropping us into dark spaces without any emotional gravitas, real scares, smart twists or even B-movie fun.

October 7, 2009 Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

The cast list tells the story: It includes such characters as 'Bra-Clad Sister,' 'Slutty Sister' and (for fans of 'The Man Show'?) 'Trampoline Sister.'

September 21, 2009 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Sorority Row is most successful at creating characters even more insufferable than the usual young people who serve as slasher-flick fodder.

September 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Unexciting remake of the cheapo 1993 slasher film.

September 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Observer [UK] | Comment (1)
Observer [UK]

A movie that starts with a trampoline pillow-fight and ends with a pile of dead co-eds could have been a misogynistic mess, but Sorority Row is a snappy, bloody blast.

September 17, 2009 Full Review Source: CampBlood.org | Comment (1)
CampBlood.org

It's Scream minus the wit and verve, with poor Carrie Fisher lost as the cantankerous house mother.

September 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Ruined by Hendler's pointlessly artsy direction, a stab at postmodern snarkiness and an unconscionable 101-minute running time.

September 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Sorority Row

It's like the writer took different horror movie scripts put them all together and end up with a non scary ,predictable,annoying and boring result .And among all those people who died in this flick ,so did originality.
October 19, 2012
MrsInsomnia

Super Reviewer

Poor! Scary but the acting just made it terrible!
June 24, 2011
murphmann93
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Cast: Jamie Chung, Rumer Willis, Audrina Patridge, Carrie Fisher, Briana Evigan, Matt O'Leary, Matt Lanter, Margo Harshman, Julian Morris, Leah Pipes

Director: Stewart Hendler

Summary: When a prank results in the accidental death of a Theta Pi sister, the sorority's members keep the crime under wraps. But as graduation rolls around, a masked killer begins stalking and slaying the girls responsible for the death. Someone is out for revenge, but who could know about their dirty little secret?

My Thoughts: "Typical in all aspects, but I really liked the style of some of the killings and the cattiness of the girls. The smart-ass remarks from Cassidy and Jessica was entertaining. But the film failed to scare me or to even make me jump. The killings happened quite fast, and there just wasn't enough blood and gore for it to be a slasher. Big disappointment for me."
October 24, 2010
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Super Reviewer

"Well, to the bitches of Theta Pi, I'm saying farewell."

When a couple of members of a sorority pull a mean-spirited prank, one of them ends up dead. The others cover up the incident in order to not ruin their own bright futures. But a few months later they find out that someone knows about what they did, and they're angry about it. Angry enough to kill.

Sorority Row is nothing more than another slasher flick where lots of hot chicks get picked off one by one. And it's not a particularly good one, either. Some of the kills are a little cool/creative, but the movie is only entertaining sporadically, and the final reveal of the killer and their motive is outright ridiculous. As are many of the decisions made by the characters. The movie is also far too long, and spends too much time in the inconsequential lives of characters that are kill fodder.

If this is on tv and you have a desire to see a bunch of sorority cliches of varying bitchiness get killed, and you really have nothing better to do, it's not a complete waste of time. Just keep your expectations suitably low when it comes to scares, T&A, cleverness, and anything else that the best movies in the genre do so well.
October 1, 2010
lewiskendell

Super Reviewer

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