88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Zombie delivers a scary horror movie immediately recognizable as his own -- something that will come as a welcome relief to fans who've diligently sat through seven "Halloween" sequels in hopes of one day reliving the original's terrifying magic.
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75

Premiere

Halloween is a real, classic-style horror movie, not an exercise in gross special effects. Oh, and for those who’ve missed Carpenter’s classic, this will scare the candy corn out of you, but the original is still champion.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This Myers is more problem child than bogeyman.
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60

Film Threat

As it stands, he made a noble attempt, and it could've been a Hell of a lot worse, but it's not as great a film as its potential hints at.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
As usual, Zombie has added an element of camp fun to the proceedings with his clever casting of B-movie icons in small roles, including Dee Wallace, Brad Dourif, Danny Trejo and Sid Haig.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Filmgoers looking for copious amounts of mindless violence won't be disappointed.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is not a good movie but, considering what Halloween has evolved into over the course of seven sequels, it's perhaps better than it has a right to be.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
There is just no tension built prior to the murders.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Like kudzu vine, killer bees and herpes, we may never be rid of it.
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25

Boston Globe

As with Zombie's two previous schlock horror features, "House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects," the atmosphere here isn't so much tense and jolting as unnervingly weird and gory, but it's effective.
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47 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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