Fright Night Reviews

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September 16, 2011
Fright Night 3D qualifies as a successful entry in a tricky genre - blending flip humour and emotional intensity in a way that feels true after its fashion to the facts of teenage life.
September 14, 2011
Tedious, scareless, worthless.
September 2, 2011
Why is the whole thing so watchable? Farrell is extremely good value. So is Toni Collette as the sex-starved but sensible single mom of high-school hero Charlie.
September 1, 2011
It's smart and funny, but (unlike the original) instantly forgettable, and, crucially, not remotely frightening - even with blood and intestines spattering out in 3D.
August 31, 2011
A boring revamp, with dull 3D effects, insipid teenage protagonists and only sporadically scary outbursts of neck-biting, crucifix-wielding and staking through the heart.
August 30, 2011
If you want a slick, determinedly mainstream Saturday night's entertainment, Fright Night will certainly provide it - but Craig Gillespie is capable of much odder fodder than this derivative multiplex filler.
August 19, 2011
Colin Farrell's performance as Jerry is the pulsing, stakeable heart of the movie.
August 19, 2011
Farrell is all darting eyes, facial ticks and macho confidence. He never goes over the top, he's not a showy actor, but he's clearly relishing his role and eating it up with abandon. He makes this a Night to remember.
August 19, 2011
A remarkably confident remake that boasts its own pleasures more often than not.
August 19, 2011
The new Dreamworks/Disney teen horror comedy, Fright Night, falls into the better-than-expected category.
August 19, 2011
Voil! Black magic.
August 19, 2011
It improves on the premise it has been handed, producing a modernized version of a decades-old story that's superior to its predecessor in virtually every aspect.
August 19, 2011
Gillespie just wants to alternately amuse and frighten you and, to a large extent, he succeeds.
August 19, 2011
Feeble comic one-liners and slow pacing combine for a routine fangfest in this remake of the 1985 film.
August 18, 2011
Fright has matured nicely over the quarter-century. While remaining sharp-tongued, the film knows its place on the teen landscape.
August 18, 2011
"Fright Night" isn't quite a classic vampire movie, but it's refreshingly straightforward and self-deprecating.
August 18, 2011
The old "Fright Night" was both self-aware and effectively scary, and if this one seems to prefer gruesome digital effects to old-fashioned bump-in-the-night spookiness, it still succeeds in keeping the audience both tickled and anxious.
August 18, 2011
Farrell looks like he's having the time of his 400-year-old life.
August 18, 2011
Closing in on a two-hour running time, Fright Night can feel eternal.
August 18, 2011
Knowingly blends Eighties cheese with Nineties snark -- a combination that works better than it sounds.
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