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  • Summary: When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives. This proves easier said than done, when after graduation a mysterious killerWhen five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives. This proves easier said than done, when after graduation a mysterious killer goes after the five of them and anyone who knows their secret...(Summit Entertainment) Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Russell Edwards
    50
    An average slasher picture that meanders indecisively between gore and gags.
  2. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    40
    Even the gratuitous nudity can't quite save a Heathers-goes-to-college horror that's undermined by a silly plot and clunky dialogue.
  3. 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.
  4. An interminable mess of a film that juggles more characters and undeveloped subplots than it can handle and even manages to bungle the setup.
  5. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    30
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Jonathan Perry
    25
    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.’’
  7. 20
    Brings absolutely nothing new to the autopsy table that wasn't previously covered.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    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. ThisApparently 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. Expand
  2. B
    Sep 11, 2009
    10
    Best teen slasher flick since 'Scream' and 'IKWYDLS' back in the 90's. Perfect balance of comedy and horror, lots of Best teen slasher flick since 'Scream' and 'IKWYDLS' back in the 90's. Perfect balance of comedy and horror, lots of violence, nudity and it's just pure fun. A must see for slasher fans. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Sep 12, 2009
    10
    The movie was good! Witty, scary, funny, entertaining and a must see. and a surprise ending.
  4. Jun 20, 2011
    5
    To the delight of some, and the behest of others, the slasher genre is slowly disappearing. These movies still exist, but for every one ofTo the delight of some, and the behest of others, the slasher genre is slowly disappearing. These movies still exist, but for every one of them that emerges, it seems like there are at least three ambitious "reality" horror movies, and more than a few ambitious indie horror movies.

    What we have to take into consideration, though, is that there are some horror fans who don't want ambition. There are some who don't even mind whether the movie is actually scary, as long as it's gory, sexy, and mildly suspenseful. Some people want trash, and have no shame in admitting it.

    If this is your aim, then Sorority Row delivers.

    **** slutty coeds who honestly have it coming? Check. Creative death scenes? Check. Gratuitous nudity? Check. Long scenes of said girls walking around calling someone's name before they finally get their well deserved tire-iron impalement? Check. Exploitive humor? Check. It's all here.

    Like most slashers, Sorority Row is not scary. It may at some times be suspenseful, but that isn't the goal. We're here to see some **** sluts get knifed after oogling their boobs. And in that sense, the movie is executed well. There's no real clumsiness, other than in the beginning or the end. The villain has enough "coolness" appeal with his unique murder weapon---a tire iron. And he treats us to some old school gorn with it.

    The only thing missing is an ill-fated sex scene. But oh well, we can live without. And it might not be gory enough for some. But If you're going to like Sorority Row, you know who you are, and I'm just going to tell you: yes. Yes, you will like it.
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  5. Aug 30, 2013
    5
    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 horrorSorority 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. Expand
  6. Sep 20, 2010
    4
    I think the director and writer had an obsession witht he girls dying by getting sharp objects in their mouths. This movie made me cringe anI think the director and writer had an obsession witht he girls dying by getting sharp objects in their mouths. This movie made me cringe an my mouth drop.....This could have been great but only came up short Expand
  7. BenH
    Sep 11, 2009
    0
    That was almost the most horror movie cliches I'd seen in an hour and a half in my life. It's like a caricature of a real movie. I That was almost the most horror movie cliches I'd seen in an hour and a half in my life. It's like a caricature of a real movie. I feel monetarily sodomized paying 16 dollars for that. Only watchable as a softcore smut porn. Expand

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