The Midnight Meat Train Reviews

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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
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
August 4, 2008
Public-transit terror tale is beyond bloody. Pass.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 4, 2008
It was a pretty neat concept, but it has such a bad script and bogged down with horrendous acting that I can't say it's a good movie
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 2, 2008
We've all been here before: scarcely-lit, acid-washed cinematography; dreamlike storytelling; absurdly pitched performances; a lauded Asian filmmaker making his American debut; and plenty of CG snap to the bloodletting.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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
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
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 8, 2008
More interesting than most of the torture-porn or Asian-inspired thrillers that make it to theaters these days, but its tired combination of incongruously pretty fashion-mag photography and outrageously gruesome digital effects is dead on arrival.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical
July 27, 2008
Manages to maintain that sly sense of dread that permeates the best of Barker's horror tales. Certainly one of the most effective horror films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
October 24, 2008
a stylishly bloody descent into madness, murder and Hell itself.
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.
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
February 14, 2009
Midnight Meat Train brings an unabashed brutality to the horror genre.
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-
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
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
May 2, 2008
MEAT TRAIN is the first BOOK OF BLOOD to depart from the station in a long time and it's refreshing to see that the film carries that bleak, yet romantic touch of Clive Barker all over it... it's guaranteed to make you squirm, scream and beg for more!
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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.
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
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
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
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
February 18, 2009
Not at all Butchered.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
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