Valentine (2001)

Posted in Reviews by - February 14, 2016
Valentine (2001)

I’m of the opinion that the best way to celebrate any holiday is to curl up with some hot chocolate (or lemonade in the summer) and a good horror movie. Valentine isn’t exactly a good horror movie, but it was entertaining enough and definitely appropriately festive.

While the movie got off to a decent start (kids can be so mean!), the story was an old and predictable one. In fact, I (correctly) guessed the ending about 15 minutes in. That said, the acting was pretty good — it’d been a while since I’d seen Marley Shelton or Denise Richards in anything, and having just rewatched Angel I was happy to see David Boreanaz. I definitely believed that all the girls had been mean girls in middle school, and because of the relatively quick pacing of the film, there wasn’t a chance for me to second guess the chemistry between any of the actors.

Oh, and all of the deaths themselves were pretty entertaining. I think (spoiler alert) Katherine Heigl’s brief cameo at the beginning was my favorite of the bunch, but the one with the winding staircase was also pretty good. The ending was a bit anticlimactic, but I’m not sure if that’s just because I already guessed who the killer was.

This movie isn’t going to win anyone over with originality or awesomeness, but it’s entertaining enough and I’m not unhappy with the time I spent watching it.

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  • Release Date: 2/1/2001
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