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Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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  • Summary: College students are being killed off one by one in ways resembling various urban legends.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    70
    Maybe there will be an oversaturation of ''Scream''-inspired horror films someday soon, but this one feels fresh.
  2. It's no worse than any number of other cookie-cutter slasher flicks geared for the slightly post-pubescent market.
  3. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
    50
    Before long, however, the suspense becomes repetitious and predictable. In its denouement, the film breaks faith with its audience, violating credibility in an attempt to deliver a surprise villain.
  4. 50
    The film is competently made, and the attractive cast emotes and screams energetically.
  5. 42
    Proficiently filmed and utterly uninspired.
  6. 30
    Spottily directed and lacking the dubious merits of even the Friday the 13th franchise, this is one slasher film that should die a quick and lonely box-office death.
  7. 20
    Urban Legend has an undeniably clever premise, which plays on a sort of cultural mythology shared by the filmmakers and the ostensibly media-savvy audience, but it fails to do anything interesting with it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jul 6, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Urban Legend has many jumpy moments and good acting. The movie has Joshua Jackson, Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart, Brad Dourif and Robert Englund aka Freddy Kruger. The killer dispatches his victims according to Urban Legends. The movie is scary and fun, a thriller comparable to Scream. Expand
  2. Nov 1, 2012
    10
    A great movie that any horror lover can miss.
  3. Jul 12, 2014
    10
    Urban Legend followed the success of Scream and the movie is a fun horror ride as well. The actors
    are well cast, there are decent scares and
    a clever plot. The movie was made for horror fans and nothing
    in the movie feels hokey or copied.
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  4. Jul 12, 2014
    10
    Urban Legend is a spooky horror movie with original thrills. The movie has a dark atmosphere that adds to
    the scares in the movie. The movie
    has a well assembled cast and the plot will keep you pondering
    the twist until the conclusion, A+.
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  5. May 31, 2012
    6
    I Mean This Is Not Suposed To Be The God Father Comeon It's A Horror Movie!
    I Good Atempt And Rebecca Gayheart Is The Best Actor/Actress In The Film
  6. Aug 19, 2010
    3
    Kids at University start getting bumped off, killings are like "Urban Legends", kids investigate, it would have worked if it hadn't been for you meddling kids.
    Live action Scooby Doo episode but the cartoon had better story lines. Usual cliched teen horror that came out after Scream in the late 90s that doesn't offer anything new or original.
    Saying that, I did get the killer wrong.
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