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Friday the 13th Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
October 15, 2012
It depicts what is surely the first recorded instance of the game "Strip Monopoly" and would later inspire Wet Hot American Summer, and we should all be grateful for that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
October 19, 2010
It hasn't aged well; its nonstyle renders it pretty sedate these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
September 6, 2009
Within the dead-teenie realm it achieves a certain classicism
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 21, 2009
Has there ever been a more unimaginative exercise in big-screen terror?
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 5, 2009
What makes the movie work is that the slasher genre hadn't been set in stone yet, and some choices that director Sean S. Cunningham makes in the film that work against type.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 14, 2009
a campfire boogeyman story designed to do little more than build tension and deliver a few well-timed shocks, which it does with precision and even a bit of artistry
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
February 12, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 1, 2009
...perhaps more than any other film, it helped to popularize the slasher genre and codify the formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Dustin Putman
October 9, 2008
A skillful, if by-the-numbers, horror pic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 20, 2008
A classic Bacon
| Original Score: 3.5/4

September 26, 2007
Unsophisticated by today's standards perhaps, but still contains plenty to satisfy the dedicated gore-hound.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 26, 2007
For all its shoddiness, the film manages, just barely, to achieve its ignoble goals -- it delivers what it promises.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 11, 2005
Pure slasher goodness!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Andreas Samuelson
October 1, 2005
Classic but forgettable teen-camp slasher
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
August 31, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Joseph Litsch
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 7, 2005
The whole film is one of the best arguments for resuming movie censorship to come along in years.
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
December 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 10, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
January 24, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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