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Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Jun 12, 2014
    70
    Shot with a camera as excited as a squirrel-chasing dog, Cheerleaders has a girls-gone-wild energy and a twisted sense of humor.
  2. Reviewed by: Heather Baysa
    Jun 10, 2014
    70
    You could call it Bring It On meets The Craft and stop right there with considerable accuracy. But why would you, when All Cheerleaders Die actually delivers as much trashy, gory fun as a movie with such a title suggests?
  3. Reviewed by: Patrick Gamble
    Apr 29, 2014
    60
    A rollercoaster ride of tongue-in-cheek cliché, there's plenty of fun to be had with this cheekily reverential horror; yet, a dependence on the sexualisation of the female form anchors the film firmly within 'knowing' horror misogyny.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Huddleston
    Apr 29, 2014
    60
    There’s plenty to enjoy – a handful of smart one-liners, a few nifty shocks and one truly unsettling confrontation in a cemetery – but nothing to give Joss Whedon a run for his money.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephen Dalton
    Apr 29, 2014
    50
    With its splashy paintbox palette and jaunty pop soundtrack, All Cheerleaders Die just about hangs together as a cheerfully goofy romp.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Apr 29, 2014
    50
    It’s a fond, briskly diverting homage, but not a truly inspired one.
  7. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    May 10, 2014
    42
    In other words, what starts as a glorified "Pretty Little Liars" episode eventually evolves (devolves?) into a flippant hybrid of "The Craft" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer."
  8. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    May 19, 2014
    40
    That’s a lot of concept for a 90-minute horror-comedy, and All Cheerleaders Die handles it with a haphazard, catch-as-catch-can style that matches its tonal schizophrenia.
  9. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Jun 11, 2014
    38
    Like the reanimated corpse of a teen queen, this would-be cult movie looks the part, but has little going on inside.
  10. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Jun 8, 2014
    38
    Frontloaded with a surprising amount of plot, the film takes forever to get going, but it's the filmmakers' hypocrisy that really grates.
  11. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Jun 12, 2014
    33
    An end-film tease for a laughably unnecessary part two feels emblematic of the entire film: McKee and Sivertson aren't interested in laying any groundwork regarding cogent themes or diverse characterization, because there are skulls to be split and blood to be drank.
  12. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Jun 12, 2014
    30
    With all the finesse of a bullhorn that sprays noise and blood, All Cheerleaders Die shows just how difficult it is to pump life into the shopworn teen horror-comedy genre.

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