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Based on 29 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
67
Entertainment Weekly
So can Freddy beat up Jason, or what? Let's just say that neither one would have stood a chance against Abbott and Costello.
63
Chicago Tribune
Succeeds as a guilty pleasure, a monster mash that clobbers the recent lackluster sequels plaguing both legacies. If only that were a higher compliment.
63
Miami Herald
A surprisingly ambitious entry into a genre that felt bankrupt and over more than a decade ago.
50
Tremendous energy, outrageous humor, dazzling technical finesse -- and a numbing amount of violence, brutality, bloodshed and all-out savagery. It is downright depressing to think about all that vigorous cinematic artistry and expertise aimed so low.
50
San Francisco Chronicle
Considering what the filmmakers had to work with, and the fact that it has all been done before, Freddy Vs. Jason isn't bad. And sometimes not bad is almost good.
50
Truth be told, the movie isn't among the worst sequels of this summer.
50
Attempts none of the witty, provocative visual and metaphysical set pieces from any of the ''Nightmare'' movies. And it offers none of the real fright of the early ''Friday the 13th'' films. In fact, the movie is deeply, proudly unimaginative.
50
New York Daily News
Though a stickler might ask what's at stake in a fight to the death between two guys who are already dead, the hard-core fans aren't likely to be disappointed.
50
ReelViews
The best way to sum up Freddy Vs. Jason is: good concept, mediocre execution.
50
Premiere
Are these iconic, antihero relics smartly satirized in a post-slasher, or is FVJ just more dated, third-wave trash? Disappointingly, it's the latter.
25
Philadelphia Inquirer
Connoisseurs of giant, gnarled chunks of charred flesh, rejoice! There's plenty of it -- or stuff resembling it -- in the slasher-fest convergence of two killer franchises.
20
The Hollywood Reporter
Witless, excessive and ultimately boring gore-a-thon.

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