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52

Metascore

Based on 17 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
70
Another Kevin Williamson triumph, a smart, sharply drawn genre film with a moral center and a solid cast of young actors to hold it.
67
Despite an inordinately complicated third-act resolution, it's head-and-shoulders above most so-called suspense films.
67
Entertainment Weekly
The story has more holes than the bodies do, but the shocks are efficient, and Party of Five's Jennifer Love Hewitt knows how to scream with soul.
60
Empire
Proves that nouveau horror is alive and kicking hard.
50
Though it flies in the face of credibility and becomes downright silly by its end, I Know What You Did Last Summer knows its way around the rules of the popular horror-film genre.
50
ReelViews
It has an interesting subtext. I'm referring to the way the lives and friendships of these four individuals crumble in the wake of their accident.
50
Competent but uninspired thriller.
50
Christian Science Monitor
The screenplay by Kevin Williamson ("Scream") keeps the lighting low and the tension high, though a bit more wit would have helped.
30
Chicago Reader
Writer Kevin Williamson, who's also responsible for the overrated "Scream," sets cleverness above emotional impact in a poorly conceived 1997 thriller with plenty of empty references.
25
Chicago Sun-Times
The best shot in this film is the first one. Not a good sign.

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