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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 13, 2014
Serves more as a fun guilty pleasure, but one that chooses to embrace the absurdity and run with it...
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
August 19, 2013
Production values are low and everything looks cheap, but the film punches above its weight and has a lot of heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
July 30, 2012
Buffy isn't funny or scary, it's just mediocre, slowly losing interest in itself as Kuzui runs out of imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Emma Cochrane
Empire Magazine
October 15, 2007
Enjoyable, but now basically a footnote to the TV series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
October 15, 2007
Quite why Perry, as romantic interest, is still trying to convince peopel he is of high school age remains a mystery.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 15, 2007
Joss Whedon's script has some fun with Valley talk (both genuine and ersatz) but strains to sell the story.

TV Guide
October 15, 2007
This pallid crossbreeding of vampire horror with Valley Girl vamping has no surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
October 15, 2007
A bloodless comic resurrection of the undead that goes serious just when it should get wild and woolly.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Unfocused stuff, pitched at undemanding teenagers.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 17, 2005
A sometimes entertaining mess. (The TV series is, shockingly, a whole lot better.)
| Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 2, 2004
Grease in the 80s... with Vampires. Ugh.
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
June 2, 2004
From this whole thing, who comes out the best? Paul Reubens! Who knew?
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 19, 2003
My favorite TV show is Buffy, I still can't believe it came from this horrible movie.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A slight, good-humored film that's a lot more painless than might have been expected.
| Original Score: 3/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
April 13, 2003
Not bad but pales to the terrific TV show.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
Buffy the Vampire Slayer has a promising title and some good ideas, but fails to deliver the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 10, 2003
I know I stand alone on this, but Kristy Swanson is the one true Buffy.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 11, 2002
Amusing trifle, notable chiefly for Paul Reubens' performance.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
February 28, 2002
Barely watchable.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
As a friend tells Buffy while she eyes a fashion purchase, 'It's so five minutes ago.'
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