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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 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: 59 out of 75
  2. Negative: 11 out of 75
  1. KM
    Mar 23, 2009
    10
    Love this movie. More action than horror and I'm pretty sure it was never meant to be scary, just an awesome movie where horror icons battle it out. VERY ENTERTAINING. Expand
  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 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. GerrickC.
    Jul 13, 2006
    8
    This movie is about as ruthless as a horror movie can be, and then some. Freddy and Jason go at it to see who is the better iconic terror and the way it turns out is somewhat obvious during the last two minutes of the movie. This movie is extremely violent and dark. During the movie there are flashes of reality and things that Freddy uses to scare the heck out of some people in their dreams. Jason is the stoic killer and plays the part of a deranged maniac to a tee. The movie sure wasn't the best, but it certainly wasn't one of the worst. Expand
  5. 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. 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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  6. Oct 29, 2012
    5
    While overall this movie is average at best/worst there are just so many things about it that bug me. The characters (besides Freddy and Jason of course) are boring and aren't good actors, the plot while interesting just fails in execution and it really seems like the makers favored Jason, because the fights between the two are so onesided. Seriously even though they build up Freddy as being so evil they have to hide his existance in the fights they act as if Freddy is just a little **** as Jason beats him every time, even in the dream world he still manges to kick the crap out of him. Plus Freddy only kills ONE person the entire movie. Yeah Fail. I will however say that the best reason to watch this movie is for Robert Englund as you can tell he's having a blast in his final role as Freddy. 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, and all the fights between Freddy and Jason werent that long and were actually pretty boring. Expand

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