Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

In this hip horror comedy, a perky Valley Girl's life becomes like totally messed when she finds out that she is next in a long line of vampire slayers. To make it worse, the old dude who tells her of her destiny then tells her that a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 31, 1992
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Joss Whedon's script has some fun with Valley talk (both genuine and ersatz) but strains to sell the story.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A slight, good-humored film that's a lot more painless than might have been expected.

Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending

Fine if we're looking at a nasty-minded satire about valley girls; less fine if we're looking at a funny-atop-serious fable about dealing with the end of high school .

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Todd McCarthy

A bloodless comic resurrection of the undead that goes serious just when it should get wild and woolly.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

As a friend tells Buffy while she eyes a fashion purchase, 'It's so five minutes ago.'

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Serves more as a fun guilty pleasure, but one that chooses to embrace the absurdity and run with it...

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Time Out

Unfocused stuff, pitched at undemanding teenagers.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

The jokes are pretty good, the premise is just off-the-wall enough to keep you tittering.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Production values are low and everything looks cheap, but the film punches above its weight and has a lot of heart.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
It's amazing how we now have two interpretations of the same material and can look back at how phenomenal the TV show and awful the movie still are. BtVS… More
Phil Hubbs
Now a very stereotypical vampire film with all the cliches and predictable stuff you can imagine which now is really quite lame to watch even if you look past… More
Nicki Marie
Have upped my original rating a star. This was actually a bad movie, but it is so kitschy and 90's I found I really quite enjoyed seeing it again. It is,… More
Aj V
One of my favourite teen movies of the 90s! This movie was better than the show for me, it's fun, humorous, exciting, and over the top. Plus, it's… More
Alex roy
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an average horror comedy that is purely designed to be fun and entertaining. Though flawed, and not perfect, the film manages to be… More
Spencer S.
I feel sorry for Joss Whedon. They took his script and manipulated it to be some Clueless vampire slayer movie. The show, completely different, holds the true… More