Fright Night Reviews

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August 18, 2011
Gillespie's movie is light and enjoyably foul, and part of the pleasure of watching is the evident pleasure everyone involved had in making it.
August 18, 2011
The new Fright Night is actually an improvement in many ways -- it's good enough, and entertaining enough, and scary enough. It's just that by Labor Day, you'll probably forget you even saw it.
August 18, 2011
This "Fright Night" is strictly for horror-movie fans; it's never clever enough to move above its essential silliness.
August 18, 2011
Director Craig Gillespie and writer Marti Noxon locate a fertile vein of goofy-scary fun.
August 18, 2011
This decent remake of the '80s vampire favorite should satiate horror fans.
August 18, 2011
There's an irrelevance to the movie that the filmmakers, hard as they try, can't quite shake -- something awfully square about the picture: It would have played a lot better a decade ago.
August 18, 2011
This remake is good fun, aided in no small degree by Colin Farrell's strutting, dead-eyed performance as the bloodsucker and Christopher Mintz-Plasse's early appearance as a geeky classmate of the hero's.
August 18, 2011
It honors the original throughout, including a memorable nightclub scene and a surprise cameo that's a huge crowd-pleaser, while at the same time giving updates to make it fresher and better than ever.
August 18, 2011
At least this new version stays true to its origins by having a bit of cheeky fun, and the way it contemporizes the story is really rather clever.
August 18, 2011
Aside from some cosmetic changes, little of what this Fright Night offers elevates it above the classification of "unnecessary."
August 18, 2011
The film's greatest pleasures come from Noxon's script -- which puts the sexual chaos created by Farrell's attractive bloodsucker front and center -- and from the performances.
August 18, 2011
As vampire movies go, "Fright Night" is a pretty good one.
August 17, 2011
...it delivers its knowingly unrefined thrills in a smart, engaging and not unpleasantly ruthless way, and never lets its cheekiness get in the way of its creepiness.
August 17, 2011
A cleverly balanced mix of scares and laughs that is funnier and more terrifying than the 1985 original on which it's based.
August 17, 2011
Farrell is so good at playing characters with a lack of morals or decency that Jerry is a perfect role for him.
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