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Valentine Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
February 28, 2007
The contradictory sexual politics in this lightweight slasher suggest that at some point it was meant to satirize the traditional mores of the self-satisfied female characters.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
In the new teen slasher flick Valentine, a public-school nerd, now grown up, seeks to systematically murder all the girls who wouldn't dance with him at the Grade 6 Valentine's dance. Or maybe that's not what happens. It ís hard to tell.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 19, 2002
A cheesy horror flick that doesn't take itself too seriously.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
February 13, 2001
I had fun anyway.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
February 7, 2001
Valentine isn't scary, but it is unsettling; not ultimately satisfying, but arresting in the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 5, 2001
Looking good but lacking much in the way of personality or gray matter.
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Norman Wilner
Toronto Star
February 5, 2001
Succeeds on its own modest terms, and the plot doesn't fall apart under credit-roll pondering.
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John Anderson
Newsday
February 5, 2001
The eeriest moment was easily the movie's last, after the nonsensically contrived climax provided a classic interactive moment. 'Sequel!' the audience moaned.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
February 5, 2001
When it's hard to hear the dialogue because the audience is laughing, it's clear that Valentine doesn't even succeed on its own limited terms.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 5, 2001
A smart, stylish horror picture that offers a fresh twist on the ever-reliable revenge theme and affords a raft of talented young actors solid roles that show them to advantage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 5, 2001
Not only is it deadly dull, but the killer actually courts the audience's sympathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
February 5, 2001
The standard stalker stuff that Scream satirized.
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
February 5, 2001
Playing it straight with material this ridiculous is an exercise in self-defeat.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
February 2, 2001
The killings themselves mostly lack imagination.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 2, 2001
Doesn't contain a single scary or imaginative moment.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 2, 2001
There's no tension and no mystery.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 2, 2001
Blanks ... directs in almost entirely suspense-free fashion.
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
February 2, 2001
Even by the thoroughly undemanding standards of its burned-out genre, Valentine is vacuous, tedious, and perfunctory.
| Original Score: 4/100
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Gemma Files
Film.com
February 2, 2001
Simply mines the same tired, predictable slasher-movie vein.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 2, 2001
Valentine isn't nearly as horrible as the ads would suggest. That's not to say the movie's good, either.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
February 2, 2001
Credibility and intelligence are pretty thoroughly battered.