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88
Charlotte Observer
Salva's view of the universe is bleak, but he communicates it with scary sincerity.
80
As stylish as it is grisly, Jeepers Creepers has cult film written all over it, and it's not for nothing that Francis Ford Coppola has been a staunch Victor Salva mentor.
63
New York Daily News
Horror fans will still find it worthwhile. The ending is also a nice twist on the slasher genre.
60
Mr. Showbiz
It's a shame that Jeepers Creepers cops out -- as American genre movies have been doing for years -- and plays it safe with an F/X-heavy creature that no one would believe in a thousand years.
60
Good, ghoulish fun.
50
The first half-hour of this movie is sensational, creating an atmosphere of dread that any horror master would envy.
50
It does survive its 40-minute test drive before turning into a lemon.
50
New York Post
The first half-hour of Jeepers Creepers is so frightening that it's almost a relief when the movie subsequently collapses into silliness.
42
Entertainment Weekly
Turns into a grab-bag freak show as desperate as it is arbitrary.
38
Boston Globe
The limp script actually has the characters spout ''Let's get outta here!'' more than once. Or maybe that's just a wise member of the audience talking.
25
Philadelphia Inquirer
A standard-issue, ineptly executed serving of the genre's staples, from skeptical cops to an all-knowing psychic.
12
Plays like an amateur debut effort written over a weekend during which its writer wasn't entirely sober.

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