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My Bloody Valentine 3D Review

Movies.com Critics

4.5

Dave White Profile

Lots of guts flying at your face. Read full review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    51

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Wooden performances by forgettable, generic actors -- again, just like in the original -- don't aid in making things any less leaden. Perhaps this is the best one can hope for from something like My Bloody Valentine 3-D, that it be just good enough to not be annoying. Or in this specific case, physically painful.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    What really leaps out at you about My Bloody Valentine 3-D is its lack of imagination.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    A strange synergy of old and new, My Bloody Valentine 3D blends cutting-edge technology and old-school prosthetics to produce something both familiar and alien: gore you can believe in.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Variety Joe Leydon

    At heart an unabashedly retro work, reveling in the cliches and conventions of the slasher horror pics that proliferated in the early 1980s.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    The 3-D effects come fast and furious, rendered with a technical skill and humor that gives this otherwise strictly formulaic slasher picture whatever entertainment value it possesses.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Ultra-gory slasher remake isn't for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this ultra-gory slasher/horror remake is full of foulmouthed, unsavory characters, many of whom end up getting speared by pickaxe blades, shot, dismembered, and/or eviscerated. Human hearts are torn out and put inside chocolate boxes. There's extensive nudity in a sex scene that eventually becomes a nude chase-murder scene. Teenagers drink with abandon, police officers are unethical, husbands are unfaithful, and boyfriends are menacing. Strong language flows freely, from "damn" to "f--k" and everything in between.

  • Families can talk about the appeal of this type of horror movie. Why do audiences enjoy watching people be hideously killed? How does seeing this type of violence affect viewers?
  • How does this kind of horror film compare to scares in older movies of the 1950s, '40s,and '30s, when audiences got their thrills from the tamer Dracula, WolfMan, or Black Lagoon creature?
  • Parents, ask your teens about theirfavorite horror movies or slasher villains. Why do they like them? Whatsets one apart from the other?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Repeated themes of infidelity in relationships and cops behaving badly (vigilante justice or worse).

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: Nobody worth emulating here -- the characters are pretty much uniformly unsavory and unsympathetic.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Bloody dismembered bodies, characters speared with pickaxes through the skull and torso. One such impaling makes a bloody eyeball pop out of the face. Another rips off a man's jaw and throws it across the film frame. A girl's head is split in two by a shovel. Characters are shot at close range. Visuals of ripped-out human hearts, as well as the gaping chest cavities.

  • sex false4

    Sex: Characters make a "sex tape" together in a softcore scene that features both male (from the rear) and female (from about every angle there is) nudity. An extended chase scene shows the same actress fully naked. Dialogue includes references to "hand jobs," marital infidelity, and out-of-wedlock pregnancy.

  • language false5

    Language: Frequent strong language, including numerous uses of "f--k" and "s--t," as well as "c--k," "p---y," "ass," "bitch," "damn," and "oh my God."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Some product names in the background of a grocery store, barely distinct.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Cigarette smoking, some drinking (including underaged). One character is obviously drunk. A main character takes some sort of prescription medication for mental illness.

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