Urban Legend
Urban Legend (1998)

When a series of strange deaths occurs on campus, beautiful and assertive student Natalie suspects that they are murders based on urban legends. Her classmates, loyal Brenda, ambitious journalism major Paul, and school practical joker… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Elements of Scream reappear in a vastly inferior vehicle.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Like Frankenstein's monster before the lightning strikes, it's all recycled cold flesh and bolts, without a twitch of originality.

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Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly

It's just a weary sigh over how Scream's juicy archness has already turned into boilerplate.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The concept is sound, but it's gruesomely marred in the execution.

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Bob Heisler
Los Angeles Times

A low-voltage drive-in movie, made strictly by the book.

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Sean Means
Film.com

Those of us with brain cells, however, will spit out this Scream retread like it was spider-egg-laced bubble gum.

Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The makers of Urban Legend stock their film with so many one-dimensional, cookie-cutter stereotypes that its potential for exploiting deep-seated fears gets numbed.

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Betsy Sherman
Boston Globe

A proud product of the Scream cookie-cutter!

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Competently made!

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's surely not the worst slasher film ever made, but it wastes the hint of creativity it promises from the outset.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Another Scream rip-off, Urban Legends tends to navigate the same uninspired waters as many of the "teen" horror films of the late 1990's.… More
Conner Rainwater
A campy, yet extremely entertaining movie. It makes little sense and is quite goofy, but it sort've fits in with the source material. It's the typical… More
Bethany Murphy
Scary at times but a little boring.
Dead Angel
The idea of the story was so so. Not that good.
Luke Baldock
The usual late 90's slasher taht fails to advance on Scream's post-modern brilliance. In fairness, the idea is quite a good one, with scary urban… More
Chris Weber
Decently entertaining 90s slasher, but nothing too special.