Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
Watch On
  1. 50
    It has an interesting subtext. I'm referring to the way the lives and friendships of these four individuals crumble in the wake of their accident.
  2. Though it flies in the face of credibility and becomes downright silly by its end, I Know What You Did Last Summer knows its way around the rules of the popular horror-film genre.
  3. The screenplay by Kevin Williamson ("Scream") keeps the lighting low and the tension high, though a bit more wit would have helped.
  4. Competent but uninspired thriller.
  5. Reviewed by: Darren Bignell
    60
    Proves that nouveau horror is alive and kicking hard.
  6. 40
    The youngsters all turn in game performances, but the standout is Anne Heche, whose weird Missy Egan is pure Mimsy Farmer at maximum twitch.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Garden
    60
    The characters are never really more than stereotypes (the brain, the beauty, the dreamer, the jock), but as the body count begins to mount, you feel their terror build.
  8. Reviewed by: B.J. Sigesmund
    50
    The main problem is the script, which has a few scares but little smarts.
  9. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Predictably, the derivative title here is a jumping-off point for another derivative slasher-revenge pic. [17 October 1997, p.5D]
User Score
2.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 180 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Dec 23, 2011
    2
    Weak on performances, weak on thrills, weak on dialogue and it isn't even unintentionally funny. Wow this movie has the right to be made funWeak on performances, weak on thrills, weak on dialogue and it isn't even unintentionally funny. Wow this movie has the right to be made fun of. I give this awful movie 18% of a good movie. Full Review »
  2. nbc
    Jun 23, 2011
    9
    I have to say, I liked I Know What You Did Last Summer even better than Scream. It was one of those "at the edge of your seat" thrillers withI have to say, I liked I Know What You Did Last Summer even better than Scream. It was one of those "at the edge of your seat" thrillers with plenty of jumps, scares, and surprises. Sarah Michelle Gellar makes you like the movie maybe more than you should, but that's fine by me. Full Review »
  3. Jan 5, 2014
    5
    Creating the kind of horror movie genre satire that the Scream movies did so well, "Summer" does it so much weaker and with less fun. TheCreating the kind of horror movie genre satire that the Scream movies did so well, "Summer" does it so much weaker and with less fun. The movie is very blasé, and I found myself bored while watching it. Jennifer Love Hewitt does nothing to the character, and all the other performances are banal as well. Full Review »