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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    This is not a film intended for a wide audience. But B-movie fans who find their way to Adam Green's gory schlock extravaganza are going to like it. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Director Adam Green's genuine affection for the genre helps make Hatchet a cut above average. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Hatchet is further evidence of the decline of Western civilization. show more

  • 78
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    No other film in recent memory has featured such a terrifically retro maniac or revisited the heyday of Eighties gore films with such gleeful, moist abandon. show more

  • 80
    Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly

    This horror comedy is loaded with decapitations, bodies torn in two and spewing blood, and yet, unlike the grim, torture-filled gore-fests of late, Hatchet’s mayhem is so giddily over-the-top that you end up applauding the low-budget aplomb of it all. show more

  • 50
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Horror without suspense is like sex without love: you can appreciate the technicalities, but ultimately there’s no reason to care. show more

  • 50
    Justin Chang Variety

    Joel David Moore leads a cast full of token minorities and bickering bimbos, whom writer-helmer Adam Green dispatches with knowing glee and an obvious love for genre conventions that almost overcomes the derivative scripting. show more

  • 40
    Los Angeles Times

    Even after appropriately lowering expectations, it's kind to call this one a cut below. show more

  • May 22, 2008 richspt
    Report This User

    I am sick of all the Torture movies that are out and all their sequels trying to pass themselves off as "horror pics". This is a great movie that any True Horror Fan will appreciate, You have to look for the cameos but you will find all the Horror hall of famers in this one. From Freddy to the Candyman they are here which speaks to me that Green has the blessings of the Horror Gods... A Definite must see if you ever told anyone that you like scary movies.

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