Matinee Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 14, 2013
A wonderful message about the power of the horror director, and what treasures they can bestow on their audiences.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 6, 2009
Uproarious comedy that film buffs should love.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 20, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 26, 2003
Sharp and sharply observed period comedy with heart.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
July 25, 2003
A riot, and Joe Dante's most touchingly personal movie at the same time.
| Original Score: 4/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
June 10, 2003
Captures the spirit and joy of growing up on cheesy old horror movies. One of the best pieces of nostalgia ever made.
| Original Score: 5/5
February 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 18, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
November 29, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 22, 2002
A fun film. I wish they'd bring back some of the lost magic to 'B' movies.
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
An affectionate look back at old-school matinee moviegoing.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Ross
Tampa Tribune
July 25, 2002
An unknown delight.
| Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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