Valentine (2001)



Critic Consensus: Valentine is basically a formulaic throwback to conventional pre-Scream slasher flicks. Critics say it doesn't offer enough suspense or scares to justify its addition to the genre.

Movie Info

The novel by author Tom Savage becomes this horror film centered on a romantic holiday. Sixteen years ago, an unpopular college freshman named Victor DiMorta was the victim of a savagely cruel practical joke enacted by a quartet of beautiful female co-eds. The prank went horribly wrong, leading to Victor's expulsion and his subsequent murder of his abusive parents. Transformed by a decade in prison and some expensive plastic surgery into a handsome new man, Victor still harbors a grudge against … More

Rating: R (for strong horror violence, some sexuality and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Donna Powers, Wayne Powers, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 24, 2001
Box Office: $19.8M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


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as Adam Carr

as Kate Davies

as Dorothy Wheeler

as Campbell Morris

as Lily Voight

as Shelley Fisher

as Det. Vaughn

as Ruthie

as Frank Wheeler

as Kim Wheeler

as Gary Taylor

as Young Lily

as Video Woman No. 1

as Young Shelley

as Young Kate

as Young Dorothy

as Young Paige

as Bookish Guy

as Banker

as Religious Guy

as Gallery Employee

as Video Man No. 1

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as Video Woman No. 2

as Video Woman No. 3

as Joe Tulga

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as Med Student

as Killer (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Valentine

All Critics (77) | Top Critics (22)

The contradictory sexual politics in this lightweight slasher suggest that at some point it was meant to satirize the traditional mores of the self-satisfied female characters.

Full Review… | February 28, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

In the new teen slasher flick Valentine, a public-school nerd, now grown up, seeks to systematically murder all the girls who wouldn't dance with him at the Grade 6 Valentine's dance. Or maybe that's not what happens. It ís hard to tell.

Full Review… | April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A cheesy horror flick that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Full Review… | June 19, 2002
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

A singularly direct and unchallenging example of the latter-day slasher film, made to a template that was starting to show its age every bit of 20 years before the movie premiered.

Full Review… | February 15, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

Poorly made and just stupid.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

A bland whodunit slasher film starring a bunch of nineties relics...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Valentine

9% of critics liked this movie? That's sad and an awfully high number I think. The people who actually did like this pathetic waste of time are either Angel fans or anyone who still thinks Denise Richards is hot. Don't bother watching this shit. Go to the park, shake up bottles of soda and throw them at the ground cap-first to watch them fly into the air. That is a much better way to spend your time.

Derek Daniels

Super Reviewer


Valentine is one of the better films in the teen horror genres, yeah I know. Even though the film is a better take on a tired genre in horror, it doesn't necessarily mean thats its a good film, far from it. The actors are terrible, and the script is lacking in effective scares, but what it does have is plenty of horrific death scenes, which I thought were pretty original. Valentine is a teen version of a slasher film during a holiday, unfortunately, Valentine's Day has already been covered in the horror, by a film called My Bloody Valentine. A different take on a holiday that has already been done in the past, but unfortunately Valentine lacks the memorable themes presented in My Bloody Valentine, which will always remain a classic and the superior slasher flick set during Valentine's Day.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Pathetically awful in every way. As a slasher, it is devoid of any gruesome, original or uncomfortable death scenes. They are just so plain and ordinary. The kills are also few and far between and some of them are thrown in for no reason. The identity of the killer is so obvious they may as well have told you at the beginning. The main characters are also portrayed as the same bitchy girls they were at school, making them less sympathetic than the killer. It's too concerned with trying to trick you, but failing to realise that it's audience aren't as clueless as the makers would like to believe. This has nothing for fans of the genre or fans of cinema. Making it instantly disposable.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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