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60
Neither disposable nor a long-lost masterpiece, she might not be loved by all the boys, but she's still worth a Friday night date.
60
Levine shows some of the promise that would serve him so well later, but beyond an intriguing look and an initial attempt to put a new spin on the teen-horror genre, “Mandy Lane” winds up being pretty conventional.
50
A partly smart, mostly dumb addition to the teen horror sweepstakes -- smart in how it neatly catches the petty, hurtful, sexy and druggy aspects of high school life, dumb in how it makes absolutely no sense once its resolution is known.
50
Like far too many modern horror films, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane flaunts its knowledge of classic genre fundamentals but fails to do anything very clever or surprising with them.
50
Mandy Lane does eventually build to a whiplash twist ending, but it's too little, too late - much like the film itself. Here's a case where the backstory is more interesting than the movie.
50
There's an overlay of gender politics, but it isn't so firmly ingrained in the material that it transforms Levine's throwback '80s slasher film into a much nobler, more thoughtful endeavor.
50
It clearly aspires to be something more than another story about empty-headed teenagers in a remote cabin who get picked off one by one in gruesome fashion - but at the end of the day, that's pretty much what we're getting.
50
Despite moments of black comedy and some memorable images, this “debut'' doesn't offer a lot to love.
50
While some of the kills are sufficiently clever and gnarly, "Mandy Lane" is never particularly frightening.
42
A decently-shot, but otherwise largely unremarkable horror movie.
40
All the boys might love Mandy Lane - discerning horror fans, however, will not.
40
Mandy Lane feels bogus and compromised: an unreconstructed horror romp in the guise of a nerdish intellectual.
40
Who will survive the night in order to deflower her? Mysteriously, the film has a hard time functioning on even this level, introducing complications for Mandy that the actor can't pull off, adorable though she is.
40
Despite early promise for a semi-interesting examination of teenage obsession, the film devolves into a standard, and not thrilling, body-count builder. And the “twist” ending is one of the more annoying in recent memory.
38
A graphically violent, sexually explicit teen horror tale, it was close to being ahead of its time, in its time. Now, it plays like a quaint, fairly obvious period piece - from 2006.
25
Drifts awkwardly between popcorn entertainment and angsty mood piece.
0
Smutty and grotesque little sex parody.

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