100

Slant Magazine

Adam Wingard's You're Next brazenly merges the home-invasion thriller with the dysfunctional family dramedy.
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
The filmmakers have crafted seriously derivative fun that plays like "Scream" molded with "Cabin Fever" in the twisted universe of "Final Destination." It's a familiar ride, but a relentlessly wild one as well.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
It's so deliciously twisted, it will make you walk out of the theater feeling like you just endured a grueling, giddy workout.
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80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Nothing here is new, but you can’t call expert craft like this warmed-over. Solidly satisfying with ruthless forward momentum, the film plays like a minor triumph.
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80

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
You're Next streamlines the gory stuff for something truly shocking: good characters. Not deep, mind you. But characters who are crayoned in bright enough that they're interesting even while alive.
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80

Film.com

An energetic mix of Scream-like dark comedy, senseless violence, satisfying surprises, and good old-fashioned mayhem
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
You’re Next benefits from skilled script-keepers.
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75

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
Barrett and Wingard are clever filmmakers, but unlike many modern day horror directors, their cleverness never gets in the way. There's an earnestness to the entertainment in You're Next that is truly admirable, and at the end of the day it's a super enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half.
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70

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
You’re Next is fairly light on psychological and narrative complexity, but it’s still a good cut above the slasher norm, with a firm grasp on visceral action and the wisdom to place tongue slightly in cheek when things go further over the top.
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38

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
A film of repetition, a bloody dance consisting of three steps: stab, scream, repeat.
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66 out of 100
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Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.