Valentine 2001

Critics score:
8 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Christy Lemire, Associated Press: Valentine isn't nearly as horrible as the ads would suggest. That's not to say the movie's good, either. Read more

Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News: Playing it straight with material this ridiculous is an exercise in self-defeat. Read more

Norman Wilner, Toronto Star: Succeeds on its own modest terms, and the plot doesn't fall apart under credit-roll pondering. Read more

Elvis Mitchell, New York Times: When it's hard to hear the dialogue because the audience is laughing, it's clear that Valentine doesn't even succeed on its own limited terms. Read more

Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader: The contradictory sexual politics in this lightweight slasher suggest that at some point it was meant to satirize the traditional mores of the self-satisfied female characters. Read more

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A cheesy horror flick that doesn't take itself too seriously. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: A smart, stylish horror picture that offers a fresh twist on the ever-reliable revenge theme and affords a raft of talented young actors solid roles that show them to advantage. Read more

Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle: The standard stalker stuff that Scream satirized. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: Doesn't contain a single scary or imaginative moment. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: In the new teen slasher flick Valentine, a public-school nerd, now grown up, seeks to systematically murder all the girls who wouldn't dance with him at the Grade 6 Valentine's dance. Or maybe that's not what happens. It is hard to tell. Read more

John Anderson, Newsday: The eeriest moment was easily the movie's last, after the nonsensically contrived climax provided a classic interactive moment. 'Sequel!' the audience moaned. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Not only is it deadly dull, but the killer actually courts the audience's sympathy. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, I had fun anyway. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Valentine isn't scary, but it is unsettling; not ultimately satisfying, but arresting in the moment. Read more

Dennis Harvey, Variety: Looking good but lacking much in the way of personality or gray matter. Read more