Five Nights at Freddy’s gets grim Rotten Tomatoes score

Chris Tilly
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Five Nights at Freddy’s is out, the reviews are in, and critics aren’t impressed, with the video game adaptation receiving a grim Rotten Tomatoes score.

Five Nights at Freddy’s has taken the best part of a decade to reach the big screen, with horror studio Blumhouse collaborating with Universal Pictures on the movie.

It’s also had a strange release pattern, with the film hitting UK screens on October 25, Peacock on October 26, and US screens on October 27.

On top of that, an unusual review embargo meant that audiences saw the movie before some critics were allowed to post their reactions. But that might have been an effort to limit damage, as the film’s Rotten Tomatoes score is out, and won’t make good reading for those involved.

Five Nights at Freddy’s gets grim Rotten Tomatoes score

Aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes has collated the Five Nights at Freddy’s reviews, and at the time of writing this article, the film has a score of 28%, from 76 reviews.

We’ve already collated a round-up of early reactions here. You can read Dexerto’s thoughts on the movie here.

Negative reviews could affect the film’s box office, as they suggest word-of-mouth will be bad. But the film has already started strong, making a reported $7 million in early U.S. previews. With forecasts predicting a weekend gross of more than $50 million; huge for a movie that reportedly cost just $20 million to make.

What is Five Nights at Freddy’s about?

Here’s the official synopsis for Five Nights at Freddy’s: “The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.”

Emma Tammi co-writes and directs, with the cast featuring Josh Hutcherson, Matthew Lillard, Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, and Mary Stuart Masterson.

Five Nights at Freddy’s is out now, while for more on the movie, check out the below articles.

About The Author

Chris Tilly is the TV and Movies Editor at Dexerto. He has a BA in English Literature, an MA in Newspaper Journalism, and over the last 20 years, he's worked for the likes of Time Out, IGN, and Fandom. Chris loves Star Wars, Marvel, DC, sci-fi, and especially horror, while he knows maybe too much about Alan Partridge. You can email him here: