Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. It's a pumped-up, intricate and fast-moving yarn that never flags and continues to play out in unexpected ways as it unravels.
  2. Paul "Surfer Boy" Walker turns in a very credible action performance if you give him a Jersey accent, cover him in grime and beat the ever-loving tar out of him for two hours.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 49
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 49
  3. Negative: 11 out of 49
  1. Oct 24, 2013
    10
    A fresh crime dubstep movie. It has its touch with a pop culture mix and a lot of blood. I loved Running Scared, it's a movie with a lot of brilliant storyline and an unusual sprite of blood and guns which is not for the little ones or anyone who doesn't like splatters. Paul Walker is very good, loved him as Brian in Fast and Furious and loved him in Fast Five. People get shot in the ass, head and even eyes! It's crazy but I don't know why I loved this movie. It's awesome! The story is gritty and the suspense is freezing and nail biting till the end. Vera Farminga was excellent as Walker's wife. The old school Tarantino violent setting with an absurd amount of flashback usage in the making of this film! A very old school action druggie movie about a gun that gets stolen that could lead to a lot problems with cops and Pau Walker. A kid is shooting his- okay, enough spoilers! Watch the movie! Not for the people that don't like movies! Awesome, jarring and nail biting, Running Scared is excellent. Full Review »
  2. JeremyB.
    Aug 15, 2007
    10
    Great movie, very well done, one of the most entertaining action suspense movies I've seen in a while.
  3. CourtR.
    Jul 30, 2006
    10
    I think that Paul Walker was great in the movie and i really enjoyed watching him in it. I say if you dont like it dont see it.