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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.
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
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
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.
Christopher Null
February 19, 2009
Though certainly not Wajda's strongest film, Katyn is perhaps his most affecting since his 1970s to '80s heyday
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
February 18, 2009
The acting is always good, but when it's not, you can always expect that character to flash her boobs, so who's complaining?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 15, 2009
Entertained me by giving me the Jason I know and love...
Cole Smithey
February 15, 2009
...incites prickly gasps and roller coaster laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeremy Heilman
February 15, 2009
Though it seems no more or less effective than what's come before when it comes to generating moments that make people jump in their theater seats, [it] becomes harder to take pleasure in due to its callousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 54/100
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 13, 2009
Only just about as good as it absolutely has to be. Which is admittedly better than most of the densest sequels in the original run of films could claim.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 13, 2009
it is striking at its slasher roots, delivering exactly what the world has come to expect from a Friday the 13th film
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 13, 2009
In addition to being awesome, it all just feels kind of celebratory, even reverent, like a tribute to what teen slasher films are all about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Adam Graham
Detroit News
February 13, 2009
The series reboot is much the same, but it's easily the most effective -- and scary -- entrant in the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Derek Donovan
Kansas City Star
February 13, 2009
Quibbles aside, Jason Voorhees has become almost a modern-day Dracula or Frankenstein's monster -- a figurehead of horror, despite some of his regrettable screen incarnations. It's refreshing to see a movie take him seriously again.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 13, 2009
Nispel's Friday is terrific looking, capably acted and it has a sense of humor, three things that separate it from the original.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
February 13, 2009
Faithfully adhering to the precepts of the slasher flick, it might even seem honourable if it weren't so disreputable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 13, 2009
While the latest installment feels more like a really dark and vicious sequel, it is still a welcome return for America's favorite hockey mask donning slasher killer.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
February 13, 2009
The undying Friday the 13th franchise gets a surprisingly decent reboot in this stylish, playful example of the decapitated hottie genre.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 13, 2009
The franchise needed this. A 21st century FRIDAY THE 13th with the best Jason ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Todd Gilchrist
Sci Fi Wire
February 13, 2009
...a technically superior and artistically credible slasher movie that's destined to be a genre benchmark%u2014on any day of the week.
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