Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reviews

March 26, 2019
While it would be a mistake to oversell "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," the sad and/or happy truth is that you could do worse on a warm summer night. A lot worse.
March 26, 2019
The idea of mixing vampires and modern teens has, of course, been tried before... But it has never been done with so much sophistication - yes, sophistication.
March 26, 2019
''Buffy'' shuffles through a number of styles and approaches, from the satirical to the Grand Guignolesque, but never treats its material with much respect.
March 26, 2019
"Does the word duh mean anything to you?" It does to director Fran Rubel Kuzui, whose frenzied mistrust of her material is almost total.
February 9, 2018
As a comedy, "Buffy" is a horror show, and vice versa.
October 15, 2007
Joss Whedon's script has some fun with Valley talk (both genuine and ersatz) but strains to sell the story.
October 15, 2007
A bloodless comic resurrection of the undead that goes serious just when it should get wild and woolly.
June 24, 2006
Unfocused stuff, pitched at undemanding teenagers.
May 20, 2003
A slight, good-humored film that's a lot more painless than might have been expected.
May 12, 2001
As a friend tells Buffy while she eyes a fashion purchase, 'It's so five minutes ago.'
January 1, 2000
The jokes are pretty good, the premise is just off-the-wall enough to keep you tittering.
January 1, 2000
The second half feels stretched out and muddled, as if screenwriter Joss Whedon drove a stake through his script.