Hatchet

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

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Critic Reviews

  1. Even after appropriately lowering expectations, it's kind to call this one a cut below.
  2. 50
    Director Adam Green's genuine affection for the genre helps make Hatchet a cut above average.
  3. Hatchet is further evidence of the decline of Western civilization.
  4. Horror without suspense is like sex without love: you can appreciate the technicalities, but ultimately there’s no reason to care.
  5. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    50
    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.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Mar 19, 2016
    7
    Hatchet is entertaining at best. But, apart from the surprisingly great practical effects and the gory killings, the movie is not reallyHatchet is entertaining at best. But, apart from the surprisingly great practical effects and the gory killings, the movie is not really interesting and it was predictable.I understand that it was an homage to older slasher movies but, it just wasn't that good. Full Review »
  2. Aug 5, 2014
    7
    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 makeThis 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 »
  3. Jun 21, 2013
    10
    This film is charming and something new in horror movies, is not the same like others movies. Is scary with a strong plot and excellentThis 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 »