4 Searing Reviews of Slender Man

'No one cares,' writes one critic
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2018 9:30 AM CDT

The reviews are in for Slender Man, the faceless character's jump from the Internet to the big screen thanks to Sony Pictures and director Sylvain White, and they're nearly universally awful. Four zingers summing up critics' 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes:

  • "Perhaps that's one way to kill off Slender Man: make his story so dull that no one cares," writes Adam Graham at Detroit News.
  • Bill Goodykoontz at the Arizona Republic notes "Slender Man bravely goes against the well-established notion that scary movies should be scary."
  • "Slender Man is a fundamentally derivative and empty-headed horror film," is how Owen Gleiberman puts it at Variety.
  • Glenn Kenny at the New York Times calls it "the most perfunctory horror picture I've seen in some time. It's not even worth making a 'thin gruel' joke about."
(More movie review stories.)

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