Hatchet 2006

Critics score:
50 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Read more

Jonathan Perry, Boston Globe: It's just not that scary (even the gory sequences are predictable and boring). And it certainly isn't clever or funny. Read more

Michael Ordona, Los Angeles Times: Even after appropriately lowering expectations, it's kind to call this one a cut below. Read more

Scott Schueller, Chicago Tribune: High expectations and any discerning taste should be thrown out the window for a film of Hatchet's budget. That accomplished, audiences will find a gem of an intentionally bad movie. Read more

MaryAnn Johanson, Film.com: Lacking the satirical bite of the first Scream... this is mere pastiche that doesn't even wink at what it is pointlessly xeroxing from the past. Read more

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press: Green -- like John Carpenter, Wes Craven and the get-it-done directors he obviously admires -- is smart enough to ratchet up the horror in Hatchet to a level that should satisfy party-hard gore hounds and casual tourists alike. Read more

Lou Lumenick, New York Post: A cut above average. Read more

Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times: In its gore, Hatchet is not especially inventive Read more

Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail: The results can be messy. Read more

Nigel Floyd, Time Out: Green's efforts to strike a balance between knowing humour and no-holds-barred horror are stymied by an erratic tone: a slow, talky build-up gives way to a soggy middle section and a messy, all-stops-out finale. Read more

Justin Chang, Variety: Draggy stretches in the first few reels could easily have been pruned from an already tight 83-minute running time. Read more