Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Turns into a grab-bag freak show as desperate as it is arbitrary.
  2. Works up a reasonably delicious tingle.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    Good, ghoulish fun.
  4. 67
    If "The Others" is this year's paean to “quiet” horror, then Jeepers Creepers is its down 'n' dirty, punk rock, rip-your-throat-out-and-feed-it-to-you bastard child.
  5. After introducing a provocative opening, the movie settles in for some pretty cheap scare effects, as well as by-the-numbers computer graphic imagery for the actual marauder.
  6. The story (what there is of it) doesn't make much sense, but this is a very scary horror thriller that should keep you either on the edge of your seat or halfway under it.
  7. As stylish as it is grisly, Jeepers Creepers has cult film written all over it, and it's not for nothing that Francis Ford Coppola has been a staunch Victor Salva mentor.
  8. Salva's view of the universe is bleak, but he communicates it with scary sincerity.
  9. 40
    Gets off to a great start and then simply shuts down, like an awesome vintage car on an ambitious road trip.
  10. Horror fans will still find it worthwhile. The ending is also a nice twist on the slasher genre.
  11. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    It does survive its 40-minute test drive before turning into a lemon.
  12. It may stir you, it may make you laugh. I am of the stirred variety. I do not want to meet this guy in the dark, though I've been meeting him in my dreams for years. We all have.
  13. Salva spins a backwoods serial killer setup into something really scary.
  14. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    80
    The movie is good enough to put a chill into the late-summer air. Salva has nasty surprises in the grim, minor-key last third, during which the feeling dawns on you that sleep for the next few nights won't come easily.
  15. The first half-hour of Jeepers Creepers is so frightening that it's almost a relief when the movie subsequently collapses into silliness.
  16. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    40
    Emerges as the most conventional and least imaginative of the recent crop of high-class fright movies that includes "The Others," "Session 9" and "Wendigo."
  17. 83
    Balancing homage with creativity, the picture is tight, stylishly filmed, clever and, importantly, scary.
  18. Plays like an amateur debut effort written over a weekend during which its writer wasn't entirely sober.
  19. The first half-hour of this movie is sensational, creating an atmosphere of dread that any horror master would envy.
  20. 60
    It's a shame that Jeepers Creepers cops out -- as American genre movies have been doing for years -- and plays it safe with an F/X-heavy creature that no one would believe in a thousand years.
  21. 40
    Salva falls back on dull, jumbled action and an awkward subplot as he lurches toward a sequel.
  22. A standard-issue, ineptly executed serving of the genre's staples, from skeptical cops to an all-knowing psychic.
  23. This tripe, however, isn't worth your time or our ink.
  24. Reviewed by: Loren King
    38
    The limp script actually has the characters spout ''Let's get outta here!'' more than once. Or maybe that's just a wise member of the audience talking.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 54
  2. Negative: 15 out of 54
  1. Mar 5, 2014
    4
    A mediocre film. There is a lack of suspense that was greatly needed to improve the movie, the thrills were a lot less exciting then they were intended to be. Some scenes were cool and song was a nice touch, but I wish they used it more than twice, it would have worked perfect for a theme when the jeepers creepers guy came, not just once, but they could have at least kept the old-timey music in throughout the movie a found it very unique and fitting. Overall it is a passable film. Full Review »
  2. Nov 7, 2013
    6
    Esta pelicula me gusto, tuvo suspenso.Esta pelicula no la definiria como una pelicula de horror, la definiria como una pelicula de suspenso, ademas hubo escenas asquerosas, cosa que en las peliculas de terror no es recurrente, tambien la pelicula perdio el sentido cuando se puso fantasiosa. Full Review »
  3. Oct 20, 2013
    10
    Excellent movie. About as close as you can get to a "classic spook" movie. While perhaps not as "sophisticated" as some horror fans may expect, the movie is truly creepy all the way through. Full Review »