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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

  • June 24, 2012 sb00000000125617
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    This was a great movie anybody who has a problem with this knows nothing about horror films

  • March 19, 2011 hello G
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    I can not even give A star......Every thing about this is mess. This movie ruins the whole franchise! Everyone is done in with a knife. This cannot be in the same league with the "OG", or Halloween. Agree it's a soft porn----nothing scary here! Cannot believe I bought it on DVD! Want it????

  • August 29, 2010 WilliamSicklick
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    i hate it no no no bad f... it no rating

  • December 03, 2009 Lorie Padilla
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    It's much better then the old one the remake one.

  • August 18, 2009 shtupandLISTEN84
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    This movie was great. it was to graphic but it wasnt nongraphic. Jason is more terrifying than ever. i like this one 100% better then the originals.

  • June 26, 2009 ALICIA
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    this was a good scary movie still like the originals better if you have kids this is not a movie for kids it's a little too graphic with the sex scenes

  • April 20, 2009 Sqlizard
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    This is a porn film. Retarded and pointless killing only. It is just gross not scary

  • March 14, 2009 LtDT89
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    This movie was terrifying, intense, and scary as hell! Jason is a bad ass mother lover in this installment! I love the original series, big fan! I was hoping it would reveal more of Jason's past & character... 4 the ones who r new to this franchise, because they're gonna b watching this and b like...wat?? Make's it seem like Jason's nuthin but a momma's boy, but again, it does keep him mysterious and scarier, so i can't bitch 2 much... 4 fans, a must c, even 4 newcomers of da franchise. U might get a scare or 2.

  • March 13, 2009 csaw700
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    OMG this movie is the best. but some people think this is a remake. its not. it "behind squel. i loved it AWSOME

  • March 09, 2009 Bimmerchik4
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    This was one of the best scary movies I have ever seen. I watch pretty much every scary movie that comes out. This one definitely takes the cake! The director Marcus Nispel is awesome. I loved The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and this movie does not dissapoint. A must see!!!

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