Black Christmas

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Better than the 2006 remake yet not as sharp as the original, this Black Christmas stabs at timely feminist themes but mostly hits on familiar pulp.

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Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone (Imogen Poots, Green Room) and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters--athlete Marty (Lily Donoghue, The CW's Jane the Virgin), rebel Kris (Aleyse Shannon, The CW's Charmed), and foodie Jesse (Brittany O'Grady, Fox's Star)--prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one. As the body count rises, Riley and her squad start to question whether they can trust any man, including Marty's beta-male boyfriend, Nate (Simon Mead, Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story), Riley's new crush Landon (Caleb Eberhardt, Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle) or even esteemed classics instructor Professor Gelson (Cary Elwes). Whoever the killer is, he's about to discover that this generation's young women aren't about to be anybody's victims.

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All Critics (97) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (38) | Rotten (59)

  • Wrong-headed is an understatement in this new approach to the material and we are taken for a third act ride that is equal parts baffling and preposterous.

    February 9, 2020 | Rating: 4 | Full Review…
  • We need more feminist genre cinema, but that doesn't mean we have to accept half-baked films like this.

    January 17, 2020 | Rating: 5.5/10 | Full Review…
  • I love the mass murder of a bunch of rapist Kavanaughs as much as anyone, believe me, though I'm not sure the catharsis it proffers is anything but temporary--or, worse, merely palliative.

    January 13, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A darkly satisfying festive surprise. ...A rallying cry for all of us to be fighters, to stop just accepting that this is how things are, and to take control of our destiny.

    January 6, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The #MeToo movement was a primal scream that rose up from the throats of women. Black Christmas is an echo of that initial feeling.

    January 3, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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  • Into the last act, we're hit with some whopper twists in a final sequence that proves completely unexpected, moderately intriguing and unbelievably ridiculous, all at once.

    January 3, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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