Hatchet Synopsis
A group of tourists on a haunted swamp tour find one of the horrific local legends to be true.
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80

L.A. Weekly

By Chuck Wilson
This horror comedy is loaded with decapitations, bodies torn in two and spewing blood, and yet, unlike the grim, torture-filled gore-fests...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
No other film in recent memory has featured such a terrifically retro maniac or revisited the heyday of Eighties gore films with such...
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75

Chicago Tribune

This is not a film intended for a wide audience. But B-movie fans who find their way to Adam Green's gory schlock extravaganza are going to...
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Director Adam Green's genuine affection for the genre helps make Hatchet a cut above average.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
Hatchet is further evidence of the decline of Western civilization.
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50

Variety

By Justin Chang
Joel David Moore leads a cast full of token minorities and bickering bimbos, whom writer-helmer Adam Green dispatches with knowing glee and...
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50

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Horror without suspense is like sex without love: you can appreciate the technicalities, but ultimately there’s no reason to care.
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40

Los Angeles Times

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Even after appropriately lowering expectations, it's kind to call this one a cut below.
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Hatchet Is A Konckout.

By Moviedude
Right when you thought horror could get no bloodier,or grosser than The Hills Have Eyes,along comes Hatchet.This movie is the ****.It makes "Hills" look like Bambi.Seriously,there's so much...

Not all it's amped up to be. Still good though.

By stoneriverwm
Although it did remind me of the old 80's slashers, that's all it was; a cheesy slasher. They tried to amp your expectations up too much, which really ruined it for me. I was most upset about the fact...

BAD!

By butchmagnum
Don't waste your time seeing this. The movie was cheap and the acting was very bad. The box it came in is worth more then the movie....

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Rated R | For strong bloody violence, sexual content, nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Gory monster/slasher spoof is drenched in blood.
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