Friday the 13th 1980

Critics score:
58 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: For all its shoddiness, the film manages, just barely, to achieve its ignoble goals -- it delivers what it promises. Read more

Joseph Litsch, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The whole film is one of the best arguments for resuming movie censorship to come along in years. Read more

Ron Pennington, Hollywood Reporter: It's blatant exploitation of the lowest order. Read more

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Time Out: A tame, poorly plotted serving of schlock, less horrific for its ketchup-smeared murders than for the bare-faced fashion in which it tries and fails to rip off Carpenter's Halloween in matters of style and construction. Read more

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