Five Nights at Freddy's

critic Reviews

, 32% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Loaded with Easter eggs, Five Nights at Freddy's may be fun to watch for fans of the game, but most viewers of any other persuasion will find this adaptation muddled and decidedly unscary.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    All this movie needs is Nic Cage and it'd be fine.
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    Murtada ElfadlVariety
    The film mostly concentrates on Mike’s familial travails and history. It flails around trying to come up with psychologically resonant characteristics for its protagonist. It ends up with an inert and implausible narrative.
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    Perri NemiroffPerri Nemiroff (YouTube)
    A so so adaptation that's entertaining enough, but a must-see for the expertly crafted animatronics.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Instead of catering to the in-built audience ready and waiting, "Five Nights" wastes time trying to win over people who couldn’t care less. As a result, what should’ve been an intricate, twisted, and absurd treat is demoted to generic horror movie sludge.
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    Miles KleeRolling Stone
    It strains to erect a supernatural universe while neglecting to fulfill the basic promises of a scary film built on a gag premise, stretching its dreary tale of trauma to nearly two hours.
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    Jen YamatoLos Angeles Times
    It’s an uneven scarefest, but the bloodthirst is at least refreshing.
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    Jeffrey PetersonNaija Nerds
    Five Nights at Freddy’s had everything working in its favor. The film’s cast has a solid cinematic genealogy. Jim Henson Creature Shop assisted with animatronics. FNAF fandom waited in anticipation for years, continuing to world-build and create lore.
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    Brian GillMad About Movies Podcast
    A frontrunner for the top "Oh right, that is a real movie I saw" movie of the year but there's enough here to be likable enough for me in the moment.
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    Aglaia BerluttiHipertextual
    The adaptation of the 'Five Nights at Freddy's' video game saga is a failed attempt to bring the mock horror of the original to film [Full Review in Spanish]

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    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    Tammi does a great job bringing the 'Five Nights at Freddy's' video game to the big screen.
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