Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Russell Edwards
    An average slasher picture that meanders indecisively between gore and gags.
  2. There's little to distinguish this from the rest of the entries coming down the horror film assembly line, though the presence of Carrie Fisher as a shotgun-toting housemother who taunts the killer by shouting "Come to mama!" offers some camp value.
  3. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    Even the gratuitous nudity can't quite save a Heathers-goes-to-college horror that's undermined by a silly plot and clunky dialogue.
  4. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    In this breeding ground for date rape and HPV, there are some trashy kicks in seeing horrible people get theirs, plus housemother Fisher goes all buck wild with a shotgun.
  5. It lapses into that familiar category of movies that go in for lots of fancy obfuscation along the way only to make its story seem all the more simple, trite and contrived by the finish.
  6. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Call me the sarcastic sister, but the only things screaming in any convincing way here are the cheap look, epileptic direction and off-key, “edgy” humor. It’s all so ‘80s, I could die.
  7. An interminable mess of a film that juggles more characters and undeveloped subplots than it can handle and even manages to bungle the setup.
  8. Reviewed by: Jonathan Perry
    Follows the imaginatively bankrupt trend of remaking slasher films from the 1970s and ’80s. This time, it’s a regurgitation of Mark Rosman’s “The House on Sorority Row.’’
  9. Reviewed by: Kate Ward
    The tedious flick offers little more than a few scares, and plenty of boobs. And we're not just talking about the cast.
  10. Reviewed by: Steven Hyden
    Sorority Row might be utterly lacking in suspense, surprises, and wit, but nobody can say it doesn’t have a hero.
  11. 20
    Brings absolutely nothing new to the autopsy table that wasn't previously covered.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Aug 30, 2013
    Sorority Row is a throwback to the 70's and 80's slasher flicks, although not matching the same quality, it is a fun but pointless horror movie. Is Sorority Row worth watching in theaters? Maybe if with friends. The acting is mediocre, but what can we say, it is a B movie. Sorority Row delivers outdated ideas, and maybe ridiculous plot, although it is fun, it is predictable and a really B movie, you can see it through the acting, the not over all good twist, and the plot. It is a cool women horror movie, albeit predictable and average, it can be so bad it is fun/good. Full Review »
  2. Nov 16, 2011
    Apparently people haven't realized why this genre even exists yet, and are comparing it to other films that aren't even the same thing. This is not a suspense flick, it's a campy slasher flick. It's not even intended to scare you. The entire point of movies like this is really, really simple: Have someone kill a bunch of teenagers for some reason, throw in some camp value, and sprinkle in some creativity in how everyone gets killed. That's the only thing that's needed. So, let's run it down: Teenagers getting killed for an actual reason, and actually makes a little sense why they would deserve to die? Check. Carrie Fisher as a fearless, badass woman firing a shotgun that somehow doesn't need reloading (she fires it ten times in succession without one reload)? Camp value, check. Creativity in kills? Well, they're nothing groundbreaking, but at least they've all got their own flavor as the girls are picked off one by one. The first one is the best, in my opinion, because the girl is offering someone sexual favors for drugs, and the killer kills the girl by jamming the beer bottle she's drinking down her throat while she's sipping it, and then breaking it so the glass destroys her esophagus. Not bad, I suppose. And a twist ending to boot that would be pretty hard to see coming, but is actually sensible. So where's the problem here? If you want a cool slasher flick, here you go. Watching Carrie Fisher chase a mass murderer through a house with a damned shotgun is worth the money alone. Full Review »
  3. Sep 25, 2012
    Unoriginal. Too simple for my taste and a bit pointless. Is the typical movie of a murderer who is killing some silly girls and pampered ...