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Based on 4 Reviews
critic reviews (4)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Friday the 13th is neither tense nor frightening (although, to be fair, it is at times creepy and atmospheric, due in part to budgetary limitations that led to a low-key style). show more

  • 50
    Slant Magazine

    It's a formula with no pretensions. show more

  • 40
    Kim Newman Empire

    As the bodies pile up amongst this testy crowd of horny teens, there remains a vacant hole were someone scary should be. In a strange way, this film stands unique amongst all slasher films as one where the killer is nearly intangible. show more

  • 20

    Lowbudget in the worst sense – with no apparent talent or intelligence to offset its technical inadequacies – Friday the 13th has nothing to exploit but its title. show more

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