• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Rob Zombie
    In Theaters:
    Jul 22, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 8, 2005
  • Lions Gate Films


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The Devil's Rejects Reviews

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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The look and feel of this film is a total nightmare, and some of the most effective American mood-making in years.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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It's an audacious piece of filmmaking, but after a while it grows exhausting to watch, particularly when it becomes clear that violence is going to lead to more violence without much story or conscience surfacing.

Full Review Source: AV Club

September 26, 2005
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Indefensible on a moral level, Rob Zombie's perversely watchable follow-up to his much-reviled cult hit House of 1000 Corpses is loaded with filmmaking energy.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 28, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It has to be the sickest, the most twisted, the most deranged movie so far this year. And I'm giving it thumbs up because it's very good at what it wants to be.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

July 25, 2005
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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The movie turns quickly into a somewhat clumsily handled chase structure, with no clear point or end.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 22, 2005
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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If one is hip to the references (and, proudly or not, I am), it's amazing to see how precisely the metal-punk- turned-moviemaker Zombie channels the gleefully nihilistic tone and even the low-budget bleached-out quality of his disreputable inspirations.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

July 22, 2005
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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Despite some giddy humor and a soundtrack of '70s Top-40 hits, this is 'entertainment' for sociopaths, occasionally effective but impossible to recommend with a clear conscience.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

July 22, 2005
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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The first 15 minutes and last half hour are terrific, and the stunningly violent middle part is only a partial waste.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 22, 2005
James Berardinelli
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The Devil's Rejects doesn't just deserve to be rejected, but to be buried in a hole so dank that no one will discover it.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 0.5/4

July 22, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Hear this futile plea: Look in the mirror, Zombie. Show some class. Making people sick is no way to make a name for yourself. Even a fake name.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

July 22, 2005
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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Zombie looks beyond the horror genre for influence and creates a film that doesn't exactly shatter expectations but at least sidesteps them with some degree of verve.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 22, 2005
Dana Stevens
New York Times
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Despite its nearly nonstop torrent of gore, The Devil's Rejects is not really a horror film. It's a compendium of tributes and references to horror films of the past.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 22, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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This is a perfect B-movie, full of wicked dread.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 22, 2005
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The movie features some of the ugliest people and most disgusting behavior this side of I Spit on Your Grave.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

July 22, 2005
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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If we're supposed to hang out with these creeps in order, eventually, to like them, well, we don't.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 22, 2005
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Rob Zombie proves he's a filmmaker to be taken seriously -- or at least not to be considered a total joke -- but he still hasn't figured out how to fashion something more than the sum of his enthusiasms.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 22, 2005
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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Crass, vacuous exercise in grind-house stylistics.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

July 21, 2005
Mike Clark
USA Today
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A little of this will go a long way, and besides, who wants to see someone torturing Three's Company's Priscilla Barnes in a roach motel?

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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For the right audience, this movie is the butt-kicking, dirt-talking, blood-spurting equivalent of beautiful music.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 21, 2005
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Irredeemable trash, plain and simple, gratuitously violent and sadistic and aimed at people who derive entertainment from watching other human beings suffer.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 21, 2005
Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
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Beyond the sheer creativity of Zombie's sick imagination, there's little pleasure to be found in a movie of this nature.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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It is possible to be repulsed by The Devil's Rejects while acknowledging it as an effective, high-quality piece of work.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

July 21, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A kind of heedless zeal transforms its horrors. The movie is not merely disgusting, but has an attitude and a subversive sense of humor.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 21, 2005
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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There is no anchor to this madness. The authorities are just as psychotic and sadistic as the villains. Everyone on TV is a polyester buffoon.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2005
Gene Seymour
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The salt-baked, smoke-cured dialogue makes up for a lot, especially as it's delivered by such canny veterans as Lewis, Haig and Forsythe, who's savoring his meaty caricature of a bent lawman.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 21, 2005
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It is grim, unrelenting and savage, and it is destined to become a genre classic. After seeing this one, you won't just lock your doors, you'll nail planks over your windows.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

July 21, 2005
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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While, to be fair, there's no sense that Zombie finds creating carnage to be zippy fun, it's also true that he's made his victims more vapid than their antihero executioners.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 21, 2005
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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Offensively inhuman, uninspired and cruelly unoriginal.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 0/4

July 21, 2005
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Zombie's characters are, to put it mildly, undeveloped.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

July 20, 2005
Benjamin Strong
Village Voice
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By rubbing your nose in this hillbilly mayhem, Zombie all but dares you to acknowledge your liberal elitism.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 19, 2005
Justin Chang
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Pic is a brutal, punishing yet mordantly amusing work that far outpaces its predecessor in its grisly single-mindedness of vision.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 7, 2005
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Gets the cult midnight movie vibe down cold.

July 7, 2005
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