The Final Girls

Critics Consensus

The Final Girls offers an affectionate nod to slasher tropes while adding a surprising layer of genuine emotion to go with the meta amusement.



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A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.

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All Critics (68) | Top Critics (15)

  • As horror comedies go, this one sadly winds up somewhere between Scary Movie 4 and 5.

    Oct 9, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • "The Final Girls" is never once scary, the effects are schlocky, and the action/fight scenes are confusing, especially one that takes place in a dark shack where it is impossible to tell what is happening.

    Oct 9, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The Final Girls is all smiles and winks, but lacks the blood to make its horror satire pulse.

    Oct 9, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A playful deconstruction of the slasher film that ultimately packs a surprisingly affecting punch.

    Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…
  • A horror comedy that proves that with the right actors you can make an amusing movie even if a lot of your ideas are borrowed.

    Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The gender commentary is still on point, and The Final Girls successfully disembowels its target trope. But it works better as film criticism than it does as a film.

    Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

    Andrew Lapin

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Audience Reviews for The Final Girls

  • Mar 18, 2018
    Make a slasher movie that's about an R-rated slasher movie, then make that movie be PG-13? Solid weird ass choice. But whatever, The Final Girls is some proper fun.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 23, 2017
    Amusing film-in-film horror comedy with a pretty fresh premise and good acting. Unfortunately, even within the movie's logic, not everything makes sense. You can see past that and have a decent time anyway, and there are some very fun ideas and insane camera angles. Other ideas are brushed over a little half-assed. Overall a decent attempt that could have turned into a classic with a little more care.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2016
    I reckon this probably reads better as a script than how it plays as a film, but after a rough 15 opening minutes, this meta post-ironic horror slasher hits its stride with its deliberately woeful dialogue, stock characters and familiar horror conventions. It's also oddly touching. Plus Alia Shawkat is always fantastic. Sequel? **BONUS POINTS FOR BANANARAMA**
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2016
    Quite literally a B movie paying homage to B horror movies. There is truly nothing even remotely intelligent about making a satire out of B 80s horror movies because we already know why they're funny since we've already seen them.....get it???? Meta bullshit that sadly gets considered "a gem"
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