The Midnight Meat Train Reviews

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
December 1, 2010
this devilishly ambiguous thriller leaves viewers to decide whether to take the conventional or the less-traveled tunnel through its narrative network - and the results are a stylishly bloody descent into madness, murder and hell itself.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
March 25, 2010
So thoroughly coated in over-the-top blood and guts that even veteran genre fans will likely be astounded.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 20, 2009
It's excessively and imaginatively gory, presented in a straightforward manner, but with the slightest hint of a wink.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 21, 2009
Midnight Meat Train may be no classic of the genre, but it's certainly a better and more interesting film than most of what passes for horror movies these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
February 18, 2009
Not at all Butchered.
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
February 14, 2009
Midnight Meat Train brings an unabashed brutality to the horror genre.
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
February 11, 2009
... remarkably effective and, when it finally arrives at the end of the line, admirably simple.
Lucius Gore
ESplatter
February 9, 2009
This is the best Clive Barker-inspired movie in a long, long time -- probably since "Hellraiser III" in 1992.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 28, 2009
Goes full speed on ultra-gory rails before slamming to an abrupt stop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Keith Breese
Filmcritic.com
January 3, 2009
while skimpy on characterization and plot, it should please gorehounds and Barker fans alike
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian
October 31, 2008
Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura, who kicked off his career with 2000's impressive micro-budget zombie flick Versus, delivers plenty of stylish visuals and an admirably unrestrained attitude to gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
October 30, 2008
The film hurtles towards the final 'revelation moment' like runaway train. If only it had stopped to take on board some of Barker's heavy mythical dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Jim Hall
Film4
October 30, 2008
Unfairly buried by its distributors in the US, this film takes what could have been a drab set-up and gives it some real bravado, energy and creativity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
October 30, 2008
The Midnight Meat Train is destined for cult status as an minor horror gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
October 24, 2008
a stylishly bloody descent into madness, murder and Hell itself.
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
October 16, 2008
Midnight Meat Train can best be described as splatter noir. It's Fritz Lang by way of an abattoir.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 6, 2008
Destined to be a cult classic as a vicious, brilliant, and disgusting horror film...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2008
Japanese cult director Ryuhei Kitamura maintains impressive control of the story, ratcheting up tension toward well-prepared and startling bursts of terror.
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
August 22, 2008
This sharp and brutal little yarn about a photographer who stumbles across a serial killer is a fan film if every there was one -- and only fans will be able to stomach it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Chris Willman
Entertainment Weekly
August 11, 2008
We hate to side with the big bad studio, but The Midnight Meat Train -- despite a great title -- really does stink like month-old human flesh.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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