(2006)

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Metascore

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80
L.A. Weekly
This horror comedy is loaded with decapitations, bodies torn in two and spewing blood, and yet, unlike the grim, torture-filled gore-fests of late, Hatchet’s mayhem is so giddily over-the-top that you end up applauding the low-budget aplomb of it all.
78
No other film in recent memory has featured such a terrifically retro maniac or revisited the heyday of Eighties gore films with such gleeful, moist abandon.
75
Chicago Tribune
This is not a film intended for a wide audience. But B-movie fans who find their way to Adam Green's gory schlock extravaganza are going to like it.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Hatchet is further evidence of the decline of Western civilization.
50
Director Adam Green's genuine affection for the genre helps make Hatchet a cut above average.
50
Horror without suspense is like sex without love: you can appreciate the technicalities, but ultimately there’s no reason to care.
50
Variety
Joel David Moore leads a cast full of token minorities and bickering bimbos, whom writer-helmer Adam Green dispatches with knowing glee and an obvious love for genre conventions that almost overcomes the derivative scripting.
40
Los Angeles Times
Even after appropriately lowering expectations, it's kind to call this one a cut below.

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