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Friday the 13th Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
I'd say they did a solid enough job of resurrecting a simple scary tale for a new generation.
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Worth noting: The title card of Friday The 13th doesn't show up until about 45 minutes into the film, which, all told, has to be a record.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
Five nauseating 20-somethings head out to Camp Crystal Lake to guzzle Pabst Blue Ribbon and have loud tent sex, but Jason roasts one of them like a weenie and says howdy to everyone else with his trusty machete. And that's just the intro!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ali Gray
September 29, 2012
Friday The 13th is essentially critic-proof - it's been cynically designed from the ground up as a fun but forgettable slasher flick with a one-week expiry date.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
Friday the 13th isn't great cinema by any means, and you probably know better than I whether you'll enjoy the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 26, 2009
Useless remake
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
August 7, 2009
Unfortunately, no matter how clever-clever the all-new screenplay might (occasionally) be at acknowledging the faults of the original, this does not make them magically go away.
Anders Wotzke
July 30, 2009
It's a case of 'he's behind you!' repeated ad nauseum, where sudden bursts of sound stand in for real scares.
Read More | Original Score: .5/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
July 2, 2009
The first Friday the 13th is not a masterwork by any stretch of the imagination, but it has one crucial thing the 2009 edition lacks completely: the element of surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Juergens
June 19, 2009
A boring retread that downgrades one of our great masked men to being a hillbilly with mommy issues and no sense for decorating. And if I wanted that, I'd rent Nell.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
June 13, 2009
Be assured that the acting is passable, the effects are impressively convincing, and the suspense is real. It's not a great film, but it is a frightening one, and what more do you need to know?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clay Cane
June 10, 2009
Friday the 13th Part 12 will not sell at the box office, so they toss the word 'remake' out there to dupe its audience into another installment of this crappy horror flick.
Full Review | Original Score: D
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 10, 2009
An old lady's dog produces the biggest scare in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
May 15, 2009
... Made with more care and keeps a much firmer grip on reality than most of the sequels churned out throughout the '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 14, 2009
me aksiozileyti matia kai tehniki artiotita, mia splateria poy den trabaei tis tromompoynies tis ki ehei ton Jason tis na deihnei ap' to dekalepto kiolas, ti zohada poy eheis na perimeneis
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Bloomer
Paste Magazine
April 7, 2009
A key revelation halfway through the movie lumps Jason into a long, tired tradition of deformed backwoods boys whose motivations weather down to a scorned sense of isolation.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/100
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
March 22, 2009
The year is young and we already have a contender for worst film.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Beth Accomando
March 17, 2009
This Friday the 13th commits the worst sin a horror movie can be guilty of - it was boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
March 13, 2009
Somewhere around the middle, Nispel can't raise the bar any higher. His brutal set pieces become predictable, his interesting character sketches reveal their limitations, and the film runs out of fuel.
Jarrod Walker
FILMINK (Australia)
March 13, 2009
It's almost pantomime in its "He's behind you!" stupidity, but for all its goofiness, there's still an all-encompassing enjoyment in watching a bunch of reckless, hedonistic morons being axed to death.
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