Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Aug 19, 2011
    Feeble comic one-liners and slow pacing combine for a routine fangfest in this remake of the 1985 film.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 205 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 67
  2. Negative: 9 out of 67
  1. Aug 28, 2011
    Its awful. There is a feeble attempt to interject some 'are you from London' english humor but it falls flat. This is a awful awful movie......i dont get it. What was Colin Farrell thinking ! Full Review »
  2. kld
    Aug 21, 2011
    Having been a fan of the original and not a big fan of hollywood remakes, i was worried about this redo. The basic premise is the same but the makers definitely augmented the whole storyline. Colin Farrell is passable, not great. It's probably the weakest part of the film...Jerry"s role. The other actors and their parts are really good. Peter Vincent's reincarnation is pretty ingenious. Overall, this is a really good summer movie. Really really funny too...and most of that can't be showed in trailers because it would amiss of context. Not sure why this didn't do well at the box office...I think the trailers failed to show the humor. The Russian kid who plays Charlie and the girl from 28 Weeks Later are excellent in their is McLovin and Toni Colette. Most fun i had at the movie this summer...for sure. Full Review »
  3. Aug 20, 2011
    Easily one of the best movies of the year. I was really surprised at how great Fright Night was. Everything from the acting, the atmosphere, the music, the story... it was all pin-point perfect. Colin Farrell was absolutely amazing in this movie. I mean, everyone is great in it but Colin really stands out. Everyone should see this movie in theaters, it's fantastic. 10/10 Full Review »