Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Reviews

June 27, 2015
...it's ultimately the underwhelming execution that confirms the movie's place as an almost total misfire.
September 22, 2007
August 9, 2007
Other than displaying a textbook awareness of its ancestors, Behind the Mask offers next to nothing
June 22, 2007
Fun stuff, though the jokes ultimately miss as much as they hit
March 16, 2007
Lacks the bitter resonance of its obvious predecessor, Belgian filmmaker Remy Belvaux's 1992 Man Bites Dog.
March 16, 2007
About two-thirds in, the movie shifts gears disastrously. Made me want to haul someone into the cutting room for revenge.
March 16, 2007
The script's laughs are too widely spaced. Even before the plot takes a third-act turn into the land of kill-by-the-numbers slasher movies, the jokes drip when they should be gushing.
March 16, 2007
[Director] Glosserman can't match the wit of Scream, the fright of The Blair Witch Project or the satire of journalism seen in Series 7.
March 15, 2007
For all of its lame distastefulness, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a sadly appropriate reflection of its time.
March 13, 2007
Desperately overcompensating for the fact that most horror films are already parodies of themselves, Behind the Mask takes a bite out of the dumb Scream franchise before devouring its own tail, proving that you are what you eat.