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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. Succeeds as a guilty pleasure, a monster mash that clobbers the recent lackluster sequels plaguing both legacies. If only that were a higher compliment.
  3. 50
    Attempts none of the witty, provocative visual and metaphysical set pieces from any of the ''Nightmare'' movies. And it offers none of the real fright of the early ''Friday the 13th'' films. In fact, the movie is deeply, proudly unimaginative.
  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. Since there can be no suspense, the point is to enjoy the hewing of limbs and the severing of necks, to delight in chopped-off fingers and gouged-out eyes. The title characters are embodiments of utter evil, right?
  6. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    30
    The Hong Kong vet director, Ronny Yu, did a bang-up job in 1998 with "Bride of Chucky," but he can't do much for this one except keep it moving, light it scarily, and pump that plasma.
  7. Witless, excessive and ultimately boring gore-a-thon.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 74
  2. Negative: 11 out of 74
  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. Apr 13, 2014
    7
    Considering I was a huge fan of both horror franchises, I was over the moon when they finally announced this. What did I think of it? Not bad.Considering I was a huge fan of both horror franchises, I was over the moon when they finally announced this. What did I think of it? Not bad. It could have been better and there was allot of minor points that I found really stupid, but on the whole I still thought it was highly entertaining.

    Overall:
    Freddy vs. Jason is far from perfect, but then again, none of the Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street movie were perfect either. This movie more or less copies the tone and style of both franchises to be something of its own. So in essence, this movie is exactly what it was meant to be.
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  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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