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: August 19, 2011
DVD Release Date: December 13, 2011
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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

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

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Craig D. Lindsey

The producers had the right idea hiring former Buffy the Vampire Slayer scribe Marti Noxon to write the screenplay. Unfortunately, they also hired director Craig Gillespie, who once again shows why he shouldn't be allowed around film equipment.

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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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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

While it might have reignited interest in the original and its sequel, the new "Fright Night" itself will probably be forgotten 26 years from now when there won't even be a bargain DVD bin at Walmart for us fish it out of.

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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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Scott Weinberg

When you consider how many wretched horror remakes we have to suffer through, doesn't a B+ effort like this one deserve a nice pat on the back?

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Lewis
Less of a B-movie creature feature than the original was and more straight up vampire film, but nonetheless an entertaining and quite funny remake that benefits… 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
Directors Cat
[img][/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

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