Friday the 13th Reviews

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November 17, 2011
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.
February 19, 2009
This "reimagining", by the director Marcus Nispel, of the 1980 slasher movie is one hell of a bore.
February 17, 2009
I got extremely bored.
February 17, 2009
We've seen it all before.
February 17, 2009
You really have to screw it up to dishonor the memory of a movie as s****y as the original Friday the 13th. Heads should roll.
February 13, 2009
This film is so last-century.
February 13, 2009
The series reboot is much the same, but it's easily the most effective -- and scary -- entrant in the franchise.
February 13, 2009
It's business as usual at Camp Crystal Lake, with very little in the way of fresh jolts or an innovative visual style that would have really revitalized the hokey franchise.
February 13, 2009
For all its attempted jolts, it's not all that scary. The genre is reduced to 'Who gets it next and how?' and never for a second makes us care.
February 13, 2009
The original handful of Friday films had a certain low-rent elegance about them, and this slickly done, dimly lighted, whiplash-edited update loses that too.
February 13, 2009
The story has been pulled from its shallow grave, but not at all reinvigorated. Rather, it's been dusted off and repackaged for the sole purpose of raking in millions from foolish audiences.
February 13, 2009
Soul-deadening homage, thy name is Jason.
February 13, 2009
Not to second-guess our law-enforcement authorities but... is the Crystal Lake PD really doing such a good job?
February 13, 2009
Hopefully, there's something in President Obama's stimulus package that will help the ailing slasher-movie industry.
February 13, 2009
Faithfully adhering to the precepts of the slasher flick, it might even seem honourable if it weren't so disreputable.
February 13, 2009
The undying Friday the 13th franchise gets a surprisingly decent reboot in this stylish, playful example of the decapitated hottie genre.
February 13, 2009
An SUV of dramatically varied teens (sluts, nerdy sluts, one black guy, other sluts) visit Camp Crystal Lake. Pot is smoked. Sex is had by all. Also, topless water skiing.
February 13, 2009
This film is (be)head and shoulders above the recently reanimated likes of Prom Night and My Bloody Valentine.
February 13, 2009
To say the new film is better shot and cut than those barebones gorefests of the Reagan era is to say nothing much, as even series fans would agree.
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