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Stage Fright Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 2.0
    39

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Village Voice Simon Abrams

    Stage Fright's lopsided tone wouldn't be so confounding if the horror elements worked or if writer-director Jerome Sable's music, co-composed with Eli Batalion, weren't so forgettable.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Variety Andrew Barker

    Most frustratingly, the film rarely manages to meld its two parent genres at all, with musical-theater pastiche dominating the early going, and straight slasher pastiche taking over around the halfway point, and rarely the twain do meet.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times Ben Kenigsberg

    It’s inspired enough to draw attention to ways that it doesn’t realize its potential.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Despite Meat Loaf’s hammily entertaining turn as the desperate owner of a musical theater summer camp, the film fails to live up to its obvious inspirations.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Keith Staskiewicz

    It’s half "Friday the 13th," half "Phantom of the Paradise," and just cheesy enough to work.

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