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  • Summary: Get ready for the ultimate showdown! Freddy Krueger, the psychopath from the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series resurrects Jason Voorhees, the equally iconic madman from the "Friday the 13th" film series. With a terrified town in the middle, the two titans of terror enter into a horrifyingGet ready for the ultimate showdown! Freddy Krueger, the psychopath from the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series resurrects Jason Voorhees, the equally iconic madman from the "Friday the 13th" film series. With a terrified town in the middle, the two titans of terror enter into a horrifying showdown of epic proportions, alternating between the world of dreams and the harsh reality of the living world. Who will win and who will lose in this battle to end all battles? (New Line Cinema) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 29
  2. Negative: 12 out of 29
  1. To the fan of ’80s slashers, this return to glorious excess is a beautiful thing.
  2. 63
    A surprisingly ambitious entry into a genre that felt bankrupt and over more than a decade ago.
  3. Considering what the filmmakers had to work with, and the fact that it has all been done before, Freddy Vs. Jason isn't bad. And sometimes not bad is almost good.
  4. Doesn't have any of the creepy suspense that graced the first "Friday" movies, and very little of the Daliesque dream imagery of the early "Nightmares." It's just a slam-bang succession of gross-out mutilations, played for giggles.
  5. 38
    Despite oblique references to "Psycho" and "Children of the Corn," Freddy vs. Jason lacks the knowing wit needed to keep it afloat in an age when even the horror spoofs have been spoofed.
  6. The first "Nightmare on Elm Street" was wickedly surreal, but the wacky dream sequences were offset by the sitcomlike, almost satirical flatness of ordinary suburban life; that was the really scary part. Freddy Vs. Jason is innocent of such nuances.
  7. 20
    About as threadbare as a favorite childhood plushy. What's more, trying to keep the story line of strained meta-sequel Freddy Vs. Jason straight requires too much of a cogitative investment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 73
  2. Negative: 11 out of 73
  1. RD.
    Jan 25, 2007
    10
    Very fast and entertaining. Too gory but the Freddy and Jason battle rocks.
  2. Apr 11, 2014
    10
    Really i can not believe critics are not enjoying two horror legends go aganist each other . these critics do not know what they are talkingReally i can not believe critics are not enjoying two horror legends go aganist each other . these critics do not know what they are talking about i am a huge fan of Freddy and Jason . Really Critics ! know your horror movies better . Grade A+ Expand
  3. Oct 3, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This Movie is OK its not the best movie to watch
    The Movie Is about Jason vorhees and Freddy Kruger
    Freddy is not powerful enough to kill the children - Teenagers in Elm street so he brings Jason back from the dead to make them fear so when they fear Freddy gets his power back Spoiler Alert: At The End Jason And Freddy Fight To The Death
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  4. Sep 8, 2010
    7
    This is a movie that made me say "Huh?" at the end. There's no intestines flying out everywhere, which is saying a lot about today's horrorThis is a movie that made me say "Huh?" at the end. There's no intestines flying out everywhere, which is saying a lot about today's horror movies. There was a complete lack of scares in this film and the only real blood splatter is when one guy gets decapitated, the entire house gets painted in his blood. It's an alright movie with an alright plot, it was very predictable, but it was a horror movie that really worked at answering the long-awaited question: Freddy or Jason? By the end of the film, you didn't really know the answer but it was cool to see what happens in the climax. Expand
  5. Dec 23, 2013
    6
    Freddy vs. Jason, back when this movie came out, it was not really a shocker. You see, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street are bothFreddy vs. Jason, back when this movie came out, it was not really a shocker. You see, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street are both cash cows. They follow a simple formula, teens+killer=money. So we have his movie, this movie was created for a the fans. I am not that big a fan of either franchises, but this movie was entertaining to say the least, not too bad, probably better than the sequels of the movies this came from. 6/10 Expand
  6. Jan 11, 2014
    4
    This film is cliched and seems more like a violent cartoon than a horror film. Nothing is really that scary, the directing is pretty terribleThis film is cliched and seems more like a violent cartoon than a horror film. Nothing is really that scary, the directing is pretty terrible and the death scenes unoriginal. Expand
  7. Nov 26, 2011
    0
    Pretty terrible. There was so much hype for this film and in the end it just crashed and burned. The acting was poor, The action was lame, andPretty terrible. There was so much hype for this film and in the end it just crashed and burned. The acting was poor, The action was lame, and all the fights between Freddy and Jason werent that long and were actually pretty boring. Expand

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