75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Fright Night isn't quite a classic vampire movie, but it's refreshingly straightforward and self-deprecating.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The remake isn't openly nostalgic. In a sense, this is another sexy vampire movie. But Farrell does something special with the sexuality: It's simultaneously omnivorous, dangerous, and a hoot.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
As in the earlier film, this one dances always at the edge of comedy. It especially has fun with the Rules of Vampire Behavior.
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75

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Fright is way too quick on its feet to be slowed by clich├ęs. David Tennant seizes McDowall's role as Peter Vincent, now a Criss Angel-style clown vampire slayer. Christopher Mintz-Plasse was born to play a high school nerd.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

It ends up getting a surprising number of things right.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A steady supply of spiky humor and a game cast keep this cooking most of the way, though the pacing could have been tighter and the film seems as if it's about to end two or three times before it actually does.
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65

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Fright Night glides into its first climax with some funny touches but without building much structure or suspense.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
With the exception of a few stakes and crosses jumping from the screen, some bloody sprays here and there, and one creepy, claustrophobic car ride, the 3-D glasses are a hindrance, not an enhancement.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Menace and mirth can cancel each other out. But the combo clicked in 1985's Fright Night (banish the 1988 sequel), and it clicks again in this frisky 3D remake.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
You'll need a taste for nostalgia to really appreciate Fright Night, which knowingly blends Eighties cheese with Nineties snark - a combination that works better than it sounds.
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64 out of 100
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