New Krampus Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics
Universal Pictures released their new horror/fantasy movie, “Krampus,” into theaters today, December 4th, 2015, and all the top,major movie critics have submitted their reviews. I turns out that it sat well with about half of them, getting an overall 47 score out of a possible 100 score across 12 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Adam Scott, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, David Koechner, Emjay Anthony, Krista Stadler, Stefania Owen and Toni Collette. We’ve posted comments from a couple of the critics,below.
Darren Franich from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a pretty good 75 score, saying: “Full credit to director Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat) because this is great-looking movie, filled with freaky creature designs and a just-right mixture of practical effects and CGI.”
Justin Chang over at Variety, gave it a 60 score, stating: “Krampus isn’t especially scary, but it generates goodwill nonetheless for treating its home-invasion-for-the-holidays setup with an appreciably straight face.”
Frank Scheck from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 grade. He stated: “While the violent sequences are very effectively staged, the results are a strange hybrid that doesn’t quite work. Lacking the antic, witty humor of something like the similarly conceived Gremlins or the full-out gore of a traditional horror flick, Krampus never really finds it niche.”
A.O. Scott over at The New York Times, gave it a 40 grade. He stated: “Occasionally funny, intermittently scary, but mostly hectic and sloppy, Krampus tries very hard to be a different kind of Christmas movie.”
Robert Abele from TheWrap, gave it a 40 grade. He said: “Though not exactly a punishment, director Michael Dougherty’s tongue-in-cheek monster movie is hardly a celebration, either, despite initial promise that we’d be getting a niftier-than-usual package of subversive comedy and chills to shake up the usual holiday-movie sameness.”
Sara Stewart at the New York Post, gave it a bad 25 score. She said: “Seeing as Krampus is about the Alpine demon who punishes Christmas a-holes, this is a promising start — but alas, it’s all downhill from there, making a murky and humorless hash out of a pretty great piece of.
Finally, Stephen Whitty over at the New York Daily News, gave it a 20 grade, claiming: “No one has been too naughty to be subjected to this reindeer poop.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.