Fright Night
Fright Night (2011)

Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all-he's running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he's so cool he's even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 13, 2011
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72%
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may not have been necessary to remake the 1985 cult classic, but the new Fright Night benefits from terrific performances by Colin Farrell and David Tennant -- and it's smart, funny, and stylishly gory to boot.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

A boring revamp, with dull 3D effects, insipid teenage protagonists and only sporadically scary outbursts of neck-biting, crucifix-wielding and staking through the heart.

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William Goss
Film.com

A remarkably confident remake that boasts its own pleasures more often than not.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

This creepy and well-made drama offers up a few light-hearted moments to go along with its scares.

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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly

Colin Farrell's performance as Jerry is the pulsing, stakeable heart of the movie.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The new Dreamworks/Disney teen horror comedy, Fright Night, falls into the better-than-expected category.

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

Fright Night is an easily digested horror that doesn't rise above being just decent.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Farrell is all darting eyes, facial ticks and macho confidence. He never goes over the top, he's not a showy actor, but he's clearly relishing his role and eating it up with abandon. He makes this a Night to remember.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Voilà! Black magic.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The script by TV writer-producer Marti Noxon is so unimaginative that people are actually called "douchebag!" in four different scenes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] While at first glance I dreaded a remake of the 1980's cult classic… More
Chris Miele
Of course its nowhere near the awesomeness of the original, but it still has an energy of its own that makes it an enjoyable flick that plays by the old school… More
Christian C
A solid remake. I would imagine someone other than Yelchin could have made a more appealing star, but he was adequate for the role. Farrell as the vampire… More
Tired of Previews
Directed by Craig Gillespie, Albuquerque Studios, 2011, Starring Colin Farrell, Anton Yelcin, Toni Collette, David Tennant and Imogen Poots. Genre: Comedy,… More
Clintus Maximus
Featuring top-of-the-line frights, suspense, and even bursts of comedic wit; Fright Night is a sensational scare fest and a welcome change from what's… More
MisterYoda ?
four stars!!

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