Urban Legend Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 2, 2014
The makers of Urban Legend stock their film with so many one-dimensional, cookie-cutter stereotypes that its potential for exploiting deep-seated fears gets numbed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 21, 2013
It's surely not the worst slasher film ever made, but it wastes the hint of creativity it promises from the outset.
Steve Biodrowski
July 22, 2008
This is just another post-SCREAM fest desperately in need of a gimmick to distinguish [itself].
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 21, 2008
Watchable...[but] a time-waster, with an insulting ending that unfortunately takes it down a few pegs. [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
Like Frankenstein's monster before the lightning strikes, it's all recycled cold flesh and bolts, without a twitch of originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Plot sense is not the top priority when selling a horror movie to 14-year-olds, so it will do well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Alon Walz
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Reprehensible and laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Obviamente, 'lógica' é uma palavra que o roteirista Silvio Horta dispensou neste trabalho.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kim Newman
Sight and Sound
March 3, 2002
Manages somehow to be rather endearing.
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
April 2, 2001
A deeply stupid film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bob Heisler
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A low-voltage drive-in movie, made strictly by the book.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Can we please declare a moratorium on Scream rip-offs?
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
it's just the old-fashioned, yikes-this-stinks variety.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Another deranged, but anonymous killer on the rampage story.
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
Takes a promising premise and runs it through a predictable meat grinder of idiocy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
Desperate to devise a finale sure to stun, writer Silvio Horta concocts several and runs them back to back. The result drove a sneak preview audience to scream alright, first in gales of disbelieving laughter and then for their money back.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A routine slasher, and not a particularly scary one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
If the makers of Urban Legend had even a shred of honesty or decency in them, the title would be Horror Film Cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Spottily directed and lacking the dubious merits of even the Friday the 13th franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The gimmicky premise keeps this tension-filled scarefest afloat.
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