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  • Summary: Welcome back to Crystal Lake in a chilling re-imagining of the classic horror film. Searching for his missing sister, Clay Miller heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake. Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has in the searchWelcome back to Crystal Lake in a chilling re-imagining of the classic horror film. Searching for his missing sister, Clay Miller heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake. Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has in the search for his missing sister, Whitney, with the help of Jenna, a young woman he meets among a group of college kids up for an all-thrills weekend. But they are all about to find much more than they bargained for. Little do they know, they've entered the domain of Jason Voorhees. (New Line Cinema) Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 13 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    75
    However, this film is (be)head and shoulders above the recently reanimated likes of "Prom Night" and "My Bloody Valentine."
  2. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    50
    Nispel is no Rob Zombie - who achieved something akin to brilliance with his 2007 Halloween remake. What's more, as influential as it's been, Friday the 13th was never that great.
  3. 50
    About the best Friday the 13th movie you could hope for. Its technical credits are excellent. It has a lot of scary and gruesome killings. Not a whole lot of acting is required.
  4. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    40
    Unlucky for almost everyone. It's a sad day when a Friday the 13th remake is shown up by a My Bloody Valentine remake – couldn't they at least have sprung for 3-D?
  5. Reviewed by: Christopher Borrelli
    38
    This new Friday the 13th, unquestionably savvier and snappier than the original "Friday the 13th," though just as useless, is a needed return to simplicity.
  6. Reviewed by: Dan Zak
    30
    Michael Bay is destroying horror films by exhuming the genre's standard-bearers, stripping them of genuine terror, refusing to either re-create faithfully or reimagine boldly, and upping the irony until the original concept stands rigid like a taxidermied grizzly, its teeth bared but its presence, most of all, sad.
  7. 0
    But bad, this film's so bad! To flub the fans' most beloved butcher boy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 94
  2. Negative: 25 out of 94
  1. Sep 11, 2010
    10
    It's more effective than the previous horror films: The Final Destination, Prom Night or any cheap horror movie. It's very actable andIt's more effective than the previous horror films: The Final Destination, Prom Night or any cheap horror movie. It's very actable and horrifying.......................... Expand
  2. GrantZ
    Aug 17, 2009
    9
    Watching this movie, i started off thinking it was terrible. The kills were cut off, and the actors bored me. Then, as soon the second group Watching this movie, i started off thinking it was terrible. The kills were cut off, and the actors bored me. Then, as soon the second group of teenagers arrived the film got so much better. They all carried their roles really well, kills were good, and some sections were generally shocking. Padalecki and Panabaker, act really well, and Jason is a monster, he doesn't give up, and keeps coming. And he's more human this time, running after people and setting up traps. Ending was a bit iffy though. Expand
  3. Jun 6, 2012
    8
    Shockingly A Good Remake!
  4. BL
    Feb 17, 2009
    6
    Although it was predictable and had horrible acting, it was a fun movie to watch with several friends. A good way to spend an afternoon.
  5. Oct 3, 2013
    4
    Some-what entertaining and watch-able but I didn't care much for the plot and the acting was sort of disappointing as well. It's not bad but ISome-what entertaining and watch-able but I didn't care much for the plot and the acting was sort of disappointing as well. It's not bad but I wouldn't really say for you to go out of your way to watch it unless you are a die hard fan of the series. Expand
  6. Apr 12, 2012
    3
    It's almost as if they didn't even watch the original Friday the 13th before making this. Please ignore this piece of crap, this is hollywoodIt's almost as if they didn't even watch the original Friday the 13th before making this. Please ignore this piece of crap, this is hollywood trying to get every buck they can. Thank the lord for redbox. But still, buying gum with my one dollar would've been a better investment. Expand
  7. MikeP
    Feb 14, 2009
    0
    Uninspired and pointless.

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