Halloween

critic Reviews

, 79% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Halloween largely wipes the slate clean after decades of disappointing sequels, ignoring increasingly elaborate mythology in favor of basic - yet still effective - ingredients.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Josephine LivingstoneThe New Republic
    A brutal rumination on intergenerational pain, and the ways that male cruelty can make good women bad.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    Rather than having the camera move implacably down a fated path, [Carpenter] seems to be flexing his muscles along with his anti-hero, as if hoping to guarantee them both a place in the horror hall of fame.
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    Andrea ThompsonChicago Reader
    There are gaping plot holes and characters make idiotic decisions, but watching three generations of women take on Myers-with some great callbacks to the original-is irresistibly satisfying.
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    Rafer GuzmanNewsday
    A solid addition to the deathless horror franchise.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    It lays on the dread with finesse before turning the tables in mostly creative ways.
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    Matthew NormanLondon Evening Standard
    As Myers makes his serene way through the pumpkin-lamp-lined avenues, he is as unnerving a blank slate as when Nick Castle last played him in 1978.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Paul McGuire GrimesKSTP-TV (St. Paul, MN)
    The best sequel in the film's 11 movie franchise.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jason FraleyWTOP (Washington, D.C.)
    After four decades, "Halloween" finally gets the sequel it deserves, providing a scary good time for slasher horror fans by faithfully following the formula. This 11th installment asks us to forget the silly sequels and pretend like they never happened.
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    Matt CipollaFilm Monthly
    [T]he film can't balance its wryer tone with its sillier obligations, and it's polluted with idiotic stock characters who act upon the most suicidal accords imaginable.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Scott PhillipsThe Movie Isle
    Halloween 2018 gives us the family reunion that we've been waiting for.
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