(I) (2008)

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70
Variety
A surprisingly effective teen-skewing thriller that soft-pedals graphic violence (in marked contrast to the R-rated 1980 original) while generating a fair degree of suspense.
50
Formulaic to the core, this reworking of the fondly remembered high-school slasher picture works surprisingly well on its own terms.
40
The Hollywood Reporter
Without the gore, this old school slasher rehash is one anemic bore.
30
This is as listless, mindless and utterly useless a piece of corporate brain-clog as one is likely to come across for quite some time.
25
Despite having the same title and a similar premise to a 1980 Jamie Lee Curtis flick (kids getting slaughtered on prom night), this is NOT a remake. In fact, it really doesn't have much of a plot. It's basically "The O.C." with a body count.
25
Viewers' own evenings, meanwhile, will likely be ruined by unimaginative direction, inane dialogue, and Schaech's passing resemblance to Forrest Gump.
20
L.A. Weekly
McCormick and screenwriter J.S. Cardone don't have one original thought between them, but they do appear to share an obsession with characters opening hotel-room closets in which the steel hangers gleam ominously.
12
When Jamie Lee Curtis ran from a killer in 1980's "Prom Night," she was 22 and had a unique gift for belting out fear. She was the Beverly Sills of slasher flicks. That "Prom Night" was dumb, but it wasn't insulting in the way this remake is.
0
A nearly bloodless slasher film with fewer surprises than a broken jack-in-the-box.
0
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
A bland, timid and thoroughly un-thrilling teen thriller.

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