Metascore
25

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 23
  2. Negative: 17 out of 23
  1. 12
    Jason X sucks on the levels of storytelling, character development, suspense, special effects, originality, punctuation, neatness and aptness of thought. Only its title works.
  2. 25
    Too much of Jason X plays it straight, and that means boredom. Murder and mayhem of this sort quickly becomes monotonous.
  3. It will come as no surprise that the movie isn't scary. But here's the real damn: It isn't funny, either.
  4. 20
    Despite the futuristic setting, which relies so heavily on GGI effects that it looks like a feature-length production concept painting, this film is painfully predictable.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    A moviegoer's only defense against Jason is to avoid theaters showing this gruesome and derivative movie.
  6. 12
    The only chills to be found are courtesy of your theater's central air, and the suspense will come from the wait to see which disappointed kid in a hockey mask will be the first to slash the screen.
  7. If the 10th "Friday" sounds like the first "Alien," it's strictly intentional. Todd Farmer's script rips off that classic sci-fi horror film, replaces the acid-based monster with the hockey-masked Jason, adopts the self-mocking attitude of "Scream" and lets the heads, arms, legs and torsos fall where they may.
  8. 40
    It gets much more watchable in the last half-hour.
  9. This time the action takes us out of the usual campgrounds and girls in underwear into the realm of outer space, where no one can hear you screaming "Enough already."
  10. 40
    Feels like it was written as a fairly straight horror/sci-fi movie, then script-doctored by a comedy writer intent on satirizing the original script. As a result, the film's intentional and unintentional laughs mingle so freely that it becomes difficult to differentiate between the two.
  11. A protracted and only sporadically imaginative menu of ways to be murdered.
  12. 50
    The film has spunk. Unfortunately, the gore comes with brutal regularity, so that, despite Farmer and Isaac's attempts to liven things up, the film still just wears you down.
  13. 38
    There's a hint of nostalgia toward the end, with Jason encountering two nubile female campers in a virtual reality Camp Crystal Lake -- but it merely serves as a reminder that the franchise should have quit while it was ahead.
  14. 30
    Even the imaginative gore can't hide the musty scent of Todd Farmer's screenplay.
  15. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    30
    Further proof that titular antagonist Jason Voorhes is ready for retirement -- to videostore shelves.
  16. Jason X conjures up more giggles than scares, assuming you make it through the first 15 minutes.
  17. 0
    It had a little originality, unlike the other sequels, but not much.
  18. A happily self-aware body-count flick that's as brutally funny as it is plain-old brutal. A broad slash of scary, sci-fi fun, the project leapfrogs all the Scream and Last Summer junk to carve itself a new, high-tech niche.
  19. Like a dinner-theater version of the "Alien" movies without the good grooming.
  20. Has cheesy effects and a hoary plot, but its macabre, self-deprecating sense of humor makes up for a lot.
  21. Reviewed by: Jonathan Curiel
    50
    The premise of Jason X is silly but strangely believable.
  22. Reviewed by: David Grove
    20
    The kind of a moron movie, which is built to be watched by people who haven’t even seen the other nine.
  23. Reviewed by: Hank Sartin
    10
    Here suspense is abandoned, and Jason is on-screen so long you get sick of seeing him -- and sick of the poorly staged slasher-film tricks.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 41
  2. Negative: 20 out of 41
  1. Mar 7, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. sooo dissapointing movie . absolutely worst action and worst direction .. also the lead roles are worst too .. so much waste to watch movie also that space thing is doomed Full Review »
  2. Oct 19, 2013
    1
    Another Jason movie and this time in space. The movie is boring, annoying and I wish I didn't waste my time watching it. They put zero effort in it Gave it one point for Lexa Doig. Full Review »
  3. Jul 16, 2013
    2
    The Friday the 13th series stared getting ridiculous after Friday the 13th part 6,so I don't count this as a Friday the 13th movie.It's stupid,the characters are bad and is an insult to the Friday the 13th series. Full Review »