Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers (2001)

A brother and sister driving home for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature in the isolated countryside that is on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 31, 2001
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2002
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jeepers Creepers has a promising start. Unfortunately, the tension and suspense quickly deflates into genre cliches as movie goes on.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

If the reptile brain in you, that ugly little cluster of cerebral cells where all the destructive urges lie, needs a good jolt, Jeepers Creepers offers you just such a treat.

Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

Jeepers Creepers is better setting things up than following through. It must resort to psychic mumbo-jumbo that has to be played straight and doesn't work.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

The film isn't helped by a actress whose resemblance to Ashlee Simpson may predispose you to want her disposed of.

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David Edelstein

The plotting is a tad generic, and the film feels long at a scant 90 minutes. But the movie is good enough to put a chill into the late-summer air.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The only mystery to Jeepers Creepers is why Francis Ford Coppola chose to stamp his name on this grade-Z movie as producer.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

An absurd horror yarn in which a cannibalistic winged demon goes on a murderous rampage whenever he hears the title tune. Personally, "Sussudio" and "Rude" are the only songs that would conceivably make me take a hatchet to someone's head, but I digress.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Feels too rote to inspire real terror.

Gene Seymour

It's nice to walk out of a celluloid house of terror without feeling all cut up inside for a change.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A good way to find some genuinely creepy moments in a decade where they were short in supply.

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Not a joy ride. Void of creepers unless you count the one in the title. Don't get on board unless you can't find nothing else to entertain you.
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Started off quite nicely actually, but about a third of the way through it drops off dramatically. Dreadful script, annoying characters, and a weak ending...Not… More
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