Friday the 13th Reviews

August 13, 2019
Friday the 13th is not a good movie, but it achieves its objective: to make the public feel adrenaline. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 13, 2018
The final reel reveal of the killer (not Jason) kicks the film into a higher gear.
April 13, 2018
Cunningham skilfully works up plenty of gory scares, while also allowing the audience to sympathise with the counsellors.
November 2, 2014
It's blatant exploitation of the lowest order.
January 22, 2013
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.
December 15, 2010
Beware of this infamous, sadistic slasher film.
October 19, 2010
It hasn't aged well; its nonstyle renders it pretty sedate these days.
September 6, 2009
Within the dead-teenie realm it achieves a certain classicism
August 21, 2009
Has there ever been a more unimaginative exercise in big-screen terror?
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.
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
February 13, 2009
How do you sum up a movie that's really quite awful yet helped define a filmmaking era?
February 13, 2009
February 12, 2009
February 12, 2009
February 10, 2009
Cheap and virtually plotless, Friday the 13th keeps cycling back to those low expectations: as a scary campfire tale, it gets the job done.
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.
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.
February 4, 2009
You really have to wonder what exactly made the Friday the 13th series so wildly successful.