Friday the 13th
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In this re-imagining of the classic horror film, Clay searches for his missing sister in the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake, where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old cabins behind moss-covered trees. And, that's not the only thing lying in wait under the brush. Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has, with the help of a young woman he meets among a group of college kids up for an all-thrills weekend. But, they are about to find much more than they bargained for. Little do they know, they've entered the domain of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ultimately, the new movie seems destined to become exactly what the last one was: a sleepover rite of passage, specifically the moment when discerning viewers realize they can do much, much better."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"You really have to screw it up to dishonor the memory of a movie as s****y as the original Friday the 13th. Heads should roll."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Worth noting: The title card of Friday The 13th doesn't show up until about 45 minutes into the film, which, all told, has to be a record."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Friday the 13th isn't great cinema by any means, and you probably know better than I whether you'll enjoy the movie."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"It's a case of 'he's behind you!' repeated ad nauseum, where sudden bursts of sound stand in for real scares."
‑ Anders Wotzke, Moviedex
"I got extremely bored."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"This film is so last-century."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Five nauseating 20-somethings head out to Camp Crystal Lake to guzzle Pabst Blue Ribbon and have loud tent sex, but Jason roasts one of them like a weenie and says howdy to everyone else with his trusty machete. And that's just the intro!"
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Useless remake"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The first Friday the 13th is not a masterwork by any stretch of the imagination, but it has one crucial thing the 2009 edition lacks completely: the element of surprise."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"We've seen it all before."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"The series reboot is much the same, but it's easily the most effective -- and scary -- entrant in the franchise."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"Friday The 13th is essentially critic-proof - it's been cynically designed from the ground up as a fun but forgettable slasher flick with a one-week expiry date."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Unfortunately, no matter how clever-clever the all-new screenplay might (occasionally) be at acknowledging the faults of the original, this does not make them magically go away."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"A boring retread that downgrades one of our great masked men to being a hillbilly with mommy issues and no sense for decorating. And if I wanted that, I'd rent Nell."
‑ Brian Juergens,
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