Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 50
    Director Adam Green's genuine affection for the genre helps make Hatchet a cut above average.
  2. 78
    No other film in recent memory has featured such a terrifically retro maniac or revisited the heyday of Eighties gore films with such gleeful, moist abandon.
  3. Horror without suspense is like sex without love: you can appreciate the technicalities, but ultimately there’s no reason to care.
  4. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Joel David Moore leads a cast full of token minorities and bickering bimbos, whom writer-helmer Adam Green dispatches with knowing glee and an obvious love for genre conventions that almost overcomes the derivative scripting.
  5. 80
    This horror comedy is loaded with decapitations, bodies torn in two and spewing blood, and yet, unlike the grim, torture-filled gore-fests of late, Hatchet’s mayhem is so giddily over-the-top that you end up applauding the low-budget aplomb of it all.
  6. Hatchet is further evidence of the decline of Western civilization.
  7. Reviewed by: Scott Schueller
    This is not a film intended for a wide audience. But B-movie fans who find their way to Adam Green's gory schlock extravaganza are going to like it.
  8. Reviewed by: Michael Ordona
    Even after appropriately lowering expectations, it's kind to call this one a cut below.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Aug 5, 2014
    This graphic slasher flick brings a lot of campy acting from It's cast and a strange creation from It's director, Hatchet just manages to make it as a decent horror film. Full Review »
  2. Jun 21, 2013
    This film is charming and something new in horror movies, is not the same like others movies. Is scary with a strong plot and excellent performances in this film. Full Review »
  3. Jun 16, 2013
    Honestly, I thought it would be scarier, but unlike any slasher films, Hatchet delivers a funny creepy time, with great gore, and interesting story, although the characters make stupid decisions sometimes, and the movie doesn't takes it self seriously, it is still good and powerful! Full Review »