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  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The reboot of the "Friday the 13th" series is a pretty big mess - not particularly scary or interesting or even gory by 21st century movie standards. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    While it's billed as a "re-imagining" of the horror franchise, this Friday is more like a rehash, delivering just what you expect and nothing more. show more

  • 50
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Nispel is no Rob Zombie - who achieved something akin to brilliance with his 2007 Halloween remake. What's more, as influential as it's been, Friday the 13th was never that great. show more

  • 20
    New York Daily News

    Purists will be – happy? Relieved? – to know that the "ch-ch-chhh" music survived, and the body count still totals 13. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    About the best Friday the 13th movie you could hope for. Its technical credits are excellent. It has a lot of scary and gruesome killings. Not a whole lot of acting is required. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    A surprisingly straightforward romp in slasher-flick cliches, Friday the 13th is replete with gee-whiz gore, gratuitous sex and nudity and party-loving teens with a penchant for ending up on the wrong end of a pick ax. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    It's not an openly meta take on the genre like "Scream," but it's a slasher movie for people who love slasher movies, and if your heart will flutter when a woodchipper casually appears in the first act, it's probably worth watching. show more

  • 50
    Premiere

    Just because it’s less campy doesn't mean the acting isn't awful. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Despite an evident appetite for mayhem, however, Bay is not the right guy to produce slasher movies. Horror requires intimacy. show more

similar movies

  • Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

  • Halloween (2007)

  • Wrong Turn (2003)

  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

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