Juan of the Dead (2012)
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Juan is 40 years old, most of which he spent in Cuba doing absolutely nothing. Juan's only emotional tie is his daughter, Camila, a beautiful young girl that doesn't want anything to do with her father because the only thing he's good at is getting into trouble. Suddenly some strange things start to happen, people are turning violent attacking one to the other. Juan was first convinced it's just another stage of the Revolution. Little by little Juan and his friends start to realize that the
Mar 16, 2012 Limited
Aug 14, 2012
Outsider Pictures - Official Site
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As a zombie picture, Juan of the Dead is merely OK. But as a satirical comedy of life in Cuba under Castro, it totally kills - and keeps coming back for more.
Not only is this movie funnier than "Shawn of the Dead", its obvious inspiration, it is proof that Cuba is not a totalitarian dungeon.
Sure, some of the socialist humor and Cuban culture may be lost on American viewers, but the film is still a ton of fun.
This zombie revolucion takes aim at our funny bone and the damage done by the Castro regime.
The story is a bit choppy from the middle to the end. But, hardcore zombie fans can be very forgiving. And, for them, "Juan of the Dead" might just be worth the time. The ending is clever and upbeat. Not too bad.
A very broad and exceedingly splattery mash-up of horror, comedy, and mild social commentary.
A little too slight to fill out a feature-length run time, yet it's spunky enough to entertain and occasionally horrify, though it's not always the zombies that induce the most revulsion.
Juan of The Dead is rough and ready, the effects are a little shoddy, the comedy is broad and sometimes homophobic but there are just enough whimsical moments and deadpan hilarity to make it worthwhile.
[C]learly wants to invoke motifs of revolution rocking the status quo and of how people cope under the most extreme expressions of communist... but the humor falls flat -- waaaay flat -- for anyone not Cuban, or not at least familiar with life in Cuba...
This wacky zombie comedy exploits to the full this genre's juicy potential for satire: a more solemn kind of movie maybe couldn't get away with being quite as irreverent about the Castro government.
Rum zombie flick blends hit-and-miss buddy comedy with slyly subversive political commentary.
It's good day-glo fun with a satirical edge whose playfulness never allows proceedings to get too earnest.
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- Juan of the Dead (DE)
- Juan of the Dead (Juan de los muertos) (UK)