Urban Legend

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Universal acclaim- based on 150 Ratings

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  • Summary: College students are being killed off one by one in ways resembling various urban legends.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. 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. 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
    When will Hollywood learn that a genre trend can last for years if itís nurtured with decent scripts? No time soon, apparently.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 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
    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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  2. Apr 5, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Urban Legend is very clever with its original death scenes. The cast is terrific and they are all funny and engaging throughout the whole movie. Robert Englund is even in this movie as a college professor !
    Jared Leto and Tara Reid give strong supporting performances. I'm an avid horror movie buff and
    this is of my favourites. If you dig horror movies, Urban Legend is sure to delight you.
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  3. Nov 1, 2012
    10
    A great movie that any horror lover can miss.
  4. 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
  5. 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 forKids 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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