[Director] Craven stumbles throughout the film's top-heavy 107 minutes, but the fact that he's earnestly trying to make an on-the-level, snark-free horror flick signals a welcome sea change in his career.
—Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine
...a dumb, derivative teen slasher movie...
—Dennis Harvey Variety
...feels like a project rescued from the bottom shelf...
—Keith Phipps Onion AV Club
A derivative day-trip to dullsville...
—Luke Y. Thompson E!
All might be good for a flask-to-the-theater laugh, if not for the unconscionable price gouging.
—Nick Pinkerton LA Weekly
...a thoroughly dreary, by-the-numbers exercise.
—Mike Hale New York Times
...a brainless, joyless, and yes, you might even say, soulless teen slasher...
—Adam Markovitz Entertainment Weekly
... the most awful kind of entertainment exploitation in that everything is set up to abuse the audience, not the characters.
—Bill Gibron filmcritic.com
...a dull, talk-heavy snoozer that most closely resembles something that would show up on the CW network.
—Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter