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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 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) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 13 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    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
    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. It's business as usual at Camp Crystal Lake, with very little in the way of fresh jolts or an innovative visual style that would have really revitalized the hokey franchise.
  4. 40
    The question isn't whether Nispel's remake is better than the 1980 original (it isn't) but whether anything original is brought into the mix. And minus a mild plot twist you"ll probably see coming from the first five minutes, there isn't.
  5. 38
    Is the Crystal Lake PD really doing such a good job? You'd have to go back to Phnom Penh in 1975 to find a place with a higher per-capita rate of unprosecuted homicides.
  6. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    This means that for one ticket price, you get three shoddy Friday the 13th movies packed into one, which might constitute entertainment value if any one of them constituted entertainment.
  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: 48 out of 92
  2. Negative: 24 out of 92
  1. Sep 11, 2010
    It'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
    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
    Shockingly A Good Remake!
  4. BL
    Feb 17, 2009
    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
    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 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
    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 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
    Uninspired and pointless.

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