Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    50
    A partly smart, mostly dumb addition to the teen horror sweepstakes -- smart in how it neatly catches the petty, hurtful, sexy and druggy aspects of high school life, dumb in how it makes absolutely no sense once its resolution is known.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Nov 21, 2013
    63
    Levine brings a lot of visual style to “Mandy,” in addition to coaxing subdued, believable performances from his young cast.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Oct 17, 2013
    60
    Levine shows some of the promise that would serve him so well later, but beyond an intriguing look and an initial attempt to put a new spin on the teen-horror genre, “Mandy Lane” winds up being pretty conventional.
  4. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Oct 11, 2013
    50
    While some of the kills are sufficiently clever and gnarly, "Mandy Lane" is never particularly frightening.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Oct 11, 2013
    25
    Drifts awkwardly between popcorn entertainment and angsty mood piece.
  6. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Oct 10, 2013
    60
    The hormonal realism to the performances and a laid-back run-up give the film a fairly legitimate feel for adolescence.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Oct 10, 2013
    50
    It clearly aspires to be something more than another story about empty-headed teenagers in a remote cabin who get picked off one by one in gruesome fashion — but at the end of the day, that’s pretty much what we’re getting.
  8. Reviewed by: Peter Keough
    Oct 10, 2013
    50
    Despite moments of black comedy and some memorable images, this “debut’’ doesn’t offer a lot to love.
  9. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Oct 10, 2013
    70
    All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is not a missing masterpiece; rather it is a small, tightly coiled spellbinder.
  10. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Oct 10, 2013
    40
    Despite early promise for a semi-interesting examination of teenage obsession, the film devolves into a standard, and not thrilling, body-count builder. And the “twist” ending is one of the more annoying in recent memory.
  11. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Oct 9, 2013
    58
    Even if Mandy Lane had been released in a timely fashion, it’s unlikely that it would have found much of an audience. For all its good intentions, it’s ultimately too half-assed and lethargic to work as a conventional horror film, and not nearly thoughtful or incisive enough to subsist on thwarted expectations alone.
  12. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Oct 8, 2013
    0
    Smutty and grotesque little sex parody.
  13. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Oct 8, 2013
    60
    Neither disposable nor a long-lost masterpiece, she might not be loved by all the boys, but she's still worth a Friday night date.
  14. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Oct 8, 2013
    40
    Who will survive the night in order to deflower her? Mysteriously, the film has a hard time functioning on even this level, introducing complications for Mandy that the actor can’t pull off, adorable though she is.
  15. 38
    A graphically violent, sexually explicit teen horror tale, it was close to being ahead of its time, in its time. Now, it plays like a quaint, fairly obvious period piece — from 2006.
  16. Reviewed by: Edward Davis
    Sep 25, 2013
    42
    A decently-shot, but otherwise largely unremarkable horror movie.
  17. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Sep 10, 2013
    50
    There’s an overlay of gender politics, but it isn’t so firmly ingrained in the material that it transforms Levine’s throwback ’80s slasher film into a much nobler, more thoughtful endeavor.
  18. Reviewed by: Chris Nashawaty
    Sep 4, 2013
    50
    Mandy Lane does eventually build to a whiplash twist ending, but it's too little, too late — much like the film itself. Here's a case where the backstory is more interesting than the movie.
  19. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Apr 23, 2013
    50
    Like far too many modern horror films, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane flaunts its knowledge of classic genre fundamentals but fails to do anything very clever or surprising with them.
  20. Reviewed by: Xan Brooks
    Apr 23, 2013
    40
    Mandy Lane feels bogus and compromised: an unreconstructed horror romp in the guise of a nerdish intellectual.
  21. Reviewed by: Dan Jolin
    Apr 23, 2013
    40
    All the boys might love Mandy Lane - discerning horror fans, however, will not.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Dec 30, 2013
    8
    Subversive and winning, it took ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE seven years to get released but it was well worth the wait. This amoral film turns elements of horror inside out while depicting a particularly relevant and contemporary view of teenage sexuality. The image of boys, girls, men and women all leering at the gorgeous and perfect Mandy Lane is a repugnant dismissal of our obsession with youth and beauty the our wish to deflower that perfection. ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE is an exciting and insightful film that is quite beautifully directed and shot. A wonderful surprise. Bravo! Full Review »
  2. Nov 22, 2013
    1
    After a long wait (and a whole lot of complications), "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" was finally released and the wait wasn't worth it. To put it simply, the movie is boring and the story wants to be a teen slasher from the 70s and 80s but it doesn't feel like putting in the effort--the twist ending is painfully obvious before the first teen gets slashed. Additionally, the film just looks sloppy. While I get they are going for the grindhouse, low-budget look but with an already lazy style and lifeless actors, it makes the film look cheap rather than an homage to something like "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Finally, the actors are just absolutely terrible. Amber Heard is lifeless and isn't providing any rhyme or reason for why her character Mandy Lane is so desired by every man who sees them. Heard thinks playing the part of a girl that everyone wants means just smiling sheepishly and playing with your hair but, in the end, she just looked like a cardboard cut-out that the rest of the actors just pretended was actually there...but the movie will try to compensate for that by constantly filming her in slo-mo and making sure the sun is shining behind her and I guess that means she's hot. In the end, "Mandy Lane" is just boring and its laziness is very apparent. Full Review »
  3. Oct 30, 2013
    8
    All the boys love Mandy Lane is one of the cleverest, twisted movies of the year, it is super intelligent, catchy and shocking. Shock is not the only key factory for this movie, but it is Mandy Lane's character, pure who tends to stay limited, not doing any drugs or any sex, different from other teenagers. But the ending that truly sets the film for being one of the better horror movies this year, it is although predictable throughout and similar to other slasher horror movies, it is twisted and new, it can become a cult classic Full Review »