Buffy the Vampire Slayer Synopsis
A cheerleader (Kristy Swanson) and her boyfriend (Luke Perry) face vampires.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Buffy The Vampire Slayer should be a mess, but it's not. It's a mini-comic triumph, and although it's technically a teen movie, it's in the...
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60

Empire

By Emma Cochrane
This spoof vampire flick's sole joke is that the heroine (Kristy Swanson) is a blonde, L.A. airhead rather than a beefed-up stake-toter,...
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
In short, when Buffy starts getting fangy, it stops being tangy. It gets all serious and earnest and flops as a teen-age love story and as...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Kuzui has imposed a heavily block-lettered feminist message on the movie, suggesting that Buffy discovers her empowerment as a woman by...
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50

TV Guide

If you've seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer's poster, you've seen the movie. Otherwise, this pallid crossbreeding of vampire horror with Valley...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer is lightweight and fun -- not great fun, but it has its moments. The high school satire angle is both authentic...
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a fun movie; so much better than it has to be and so much better than you expect it to be. Buffy is to vampire...
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38

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Buffy isn't heinous, just disposable. As a friend tells Buffy while she eyes a fashion purchase, "It's so five minutes ago."
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25

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
Director Fran Rubel Kuzui ("Tokyo Pop") cannot begin to find the style that would give some unity and originality to this mess. The result...
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

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Neither funny nor scary, Buffy ends up as little more than a bunch of stereotypes (Reubens excepted) squaring off with each other as true...
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THE ORIGINAL BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

By RONRYAN
Even though it is technically poor, for me it is a cult classic. I liked it so much that I would not watch the series for 5 years, because I didn't think they could find anyone as good to play...

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Rated PG-13
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Flippant horror comedy that birthed the TV show.
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