Freddy vs. Jason
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

Rumored and anticipated for years, the two biggest icons of the slasher genre finally meet in Freddy Vs. Jason, the eighth entry in the Nightmare on Elm Street saga and the 11th film in the Friday the 13th series, though with Jason X taking… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 15, 2003
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2004
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fans of the two horror franchises will enjoy this showdown. But for everyone else, it's the same old slice and dice.

Brian Thomas
Chicago Reader

Director Ronny Yu loses energy when it shifts to the dumb teen protagonists, and the script faithfully wallows in cliches so ridiculous they border on Scary Movie territory.

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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger

Will satisfy the hordes who've awaited this heavyweight matchup for a decade.

Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

It's a franchise battle that fans have been waiting for

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Time Out

It's pretty obvious where director Ronnie Yu's sympathies lie. Still, he can't find a satisfactory resolution to that old teaser about an implacable force vs the immovable object: how to kill off your cash cow and milk her too.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Though a stickler might ask what's at stake in a fight to the death between two guys who are already dead, the hard-core fans aren't likely to be disappointed.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Freddy vs. Jason's failure is disappointing, certainly...

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's bloody, it's loud, it's gratuitous, and it's ridiculous. Sweet.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

New Line's smartest move was letting Ronny Yu direct.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

You'll shake your head in disbelief at the nonsensical plot machinations and idiotic character motivations required to bring the two terror titans together.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Well it had to happen at some point and I was always game for it, finally the two supernatural death dealers clash. The only thing that instantly springs to… More
Chris Weber
The match up that many people had been waiting for! It's not really that great of a movie if you don't treat it like a genre entry, but it is… More
Aj V
A generally horrible story with so much video game type of action and CGI that it's instantly annoying. Speaking of annoying, these teenagers got on my… More
Directors Cat
Freddy vs Jason is the rare crossover that works. It's a return to form for not only one but both of the seemingly never ending film franchises. It… More
Eugene Bernabe
A fantasy match-up that doesn't live up to the hype. Freddy vs. Jason pit two iconic slashers and it's bloody, disdain and overall, predictable. The… More
Tim Salmons
Two successful horror series end:. A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th. So what do you do to keep two horror icons on top? You put them in the same… More