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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
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  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. Sep 24, 2010
    10
    Freddy Vs Jason is the best horror movie i have ever seen.Not only does it bring back two old killers had awsome movies,but its has over theFreddy Vs Jason is the best horror movie i have ever seen.Not only does it bring back two old killers had awsome movies,but its has over the top gore,strong language and lots of drug use.It`s the best movie of 2003 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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