Friday the 13th Reviews

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Ron Pennington
Hollywood Reporter
November 2, 2014
It's blatant exploitation of the lowest order.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
February 12, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
February 7, 2009
Friday the 13th set the tone for the modern slasher flick. So you know which film to blame for all those lousy horror films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
April 19, 2002
A dreadful piece of trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 1, 2002
A franchise with such longevity implies that there was a good movie at the start of it all. Not this time.
| Original Score: 1/5
Bill Gibron
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 14, 2007
Makes not the slightest attempt to hide the outright theft of every one of its ideas from much better films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Beware of this infamous, sadistic slasher film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
I say it's the worst.
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
February 4, 2009
You really have to wonder what exactly made the Friday the 13th series so wildly successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 10, 2009
Whether you want to credit or blame Friday the 13th for its role in influencing modern cineplex cinema is a matter of taste. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 17, 2006
Friday the 13th emerges not as an outstanding slasher film, but as a succinctly formulaic one.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
Josh Larsen
February 10, 2009
...a woefully bad slasher flick, complete with an inept cast (including Kevin Bacon in uncomfortably tight shorts); laborious pacing; and an interminable catfight climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
September 26, 2007
It may be one of the most famous, but it's certainly not an original on which others are based.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: F
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 13, 2009
How do you sum up a movie that's really quite awful yet helped define a filmmaking era?
Full Review | Original Score: 64/100
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 22, 2013
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February 13, 2009
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