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  • Summary: Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life. After surviving a horrible tragedy, she has finally moved on and is enjoying her last year of high school. Surrounded by her best friends, she should be safe from the horrors of her past. But when the night turns deadly, there is only one person who could be responsible...a man she thought was gone forever. Now, Donna and her friends must find a way to escape the sadistic rampage of an obsessed killer, and survive a night "to die for." (Sony Pictures) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    A surprisingly effective teen-skewing thriller that soft-pedals graphic violence (in marked contrast to the R-rated 1980 original) while generating a fair degree of suspense.
  2. 50
    Formulaic to the core, this reworking of the fondly remembered high-school slasher picture works surprisingly well on its own terms.
  3. Without the gore, this old school slasher rehash is one anemic bore.
  4. The movie offers less gore than the average Band-Aid commercial and fewer scares than the elimination episodes of "Dancing With the Stars."
  5. 20
    McCormick and screenwriter J.S. Cardone don’t have one original thought between them, but they do appear to share an obsession with characters opening hotel-room closets in which the steel hangers gleam ominously.
  6. 16
    There's really nothing much to Prom Night: No twists, no atmosphere, no big Grand Guignol setpieces, not a single moment when it tries to do something novel with the event, the killings, the villain, or the victims. It's a little like going on a tour of the slaughterhouse, where death is meted out with mechanical regularity, but visitors are kept at a safe, PG-13 distance from all the butchering.
  7. 0
    A nearly bloodless slasher film with fewer surprises than a broken jack-in-the-box.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 44
  2. Negative: 27 out of 44
  1. Jun 3, 2012
    This Is A Really Scary Movie!
    Good Writing, And Good Acting I'm Not Sure What's So Bad About This Movie??
  2. Mia
    Apr 25, 2008
    I just saw this movie and I loved it, it's one of my favorites.
  3. Sherman
    Dec 5, 2008
    this movie was a suspense full horror gore movie. it had some suspense but was very predictable. it gave me some chills but at parts i had to laugh. all and all it was ok kinda disturbing with all the stabing. a very weak and disturbing ending the acting could of been way better but its a rental not blockbuster. Expand
  4. TPratt
    Apr 11, 2008
    Horrible movie. The characters seemed to have been written to be stupid. The "Hero Cop" is the worst of the bunch. I know its supposed to be a slasher movie, but come on if you are not going to show blood or gore at least have one intelligent character. Expand
  5. DavidL.
    Sep 20, 2008
    I cant believe there are that many 9's and 10's user ratings this movie? This movie is utterly garbage. Slow to start, just enough to keep you watching to the end.. but only just. Cheesy acting and script. Unimaginative and the ending was just poor. No surprises or anything to make you think. AVOID this movie! Expand
  6. TK
    May 17, 2009
    This was movie was more predictable then the sunrise. The movies story line at times just made absolutely no logical sense. The twists that are attempted to be made are made happen by unbelievable scenarios. You can hold off on seeing this one. Expand
  7. Ry
    Apr 13, 2008
    I would ask for my money back, but dammit I did it to myself....You know Pulp Fiction....Now think of the exact opposite. Thats this movie.

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