Darkly funny, creepy, and just downright spectacular...
Home invasion/slasher stuff that has a nasty attitude and a speedy demeanor.
Even though it's played dead straight, this gonzo horror film is so extreme that it's actually quite funny. Whether this is intentional or not is anyone's guess.
| Original Score: 3/5
Splashes of gore and evisceration combine with a nicely nasty psycho-killer turn from Luke Evans to enliven this grindy slasher from Midnight Meat Train director Ryuhei Kitamura.
A gleefully trashy, darkly funny exploitation horror-slash-thriller with inventive gore scenes, a knowing script and an intriguing central performance from Luke Evans.
Like black pudding, No One Lives is an acquired taste.
Clearly designed to be as grisly as humanly possible, this movie combines a brutal central character with a very flimsy premise.
If we must have schlock let it be fun, inventive and full-on exploitative like Ryűhei Kitamura's bonkers thriller.
Rolls out at lightning speed, peppered with hard-boiled repartee, while Driver's preternatural carnage is ludicrously orchestrated and slapped on.
[A] gut-wrenchingly gory horror yarn from Asian director Ryűhei Kitamura.
Genuinely striking and unnerving, the film manages to ramp up the fright factor to such overly intense levels that uneasy laughter provides the only release.
| Original Score: 4/5
Imagine if Reservoir Dogs' Mr Blonde hooked up with Hannibal Lecter and they went for dinner with the nutter from Wolf Creek.
A survival story, pure and simple, the characterisation is non-existent and the blood flows in rivers. It'll appeal to the gorehounds with a sense of humour ...
Loopy, film-literate and full-bore, it's a sadistic '70s thriller in modern-day garb.
(T)he filmmaker fashions an experience where nothing is what it seems, where the first 25 minutes or so see more twists and turns than in a dozen derivative fright flicks...
Director Ryűhei Kitamura (The Midnight Meat Train) is too talented for material this retro-junky, but he and screenwriter David Cohen keep the action coming hard and fast ...
No One Lives is never quite able to recapture the gloriousness of its opening half hour...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Why would anyone want to watch such trash?
| Original Score: 1/5
Director Ryuhei Kitamura ladles on the entrails like a ghoulish dinnerlady, but his three-way narrative strategies lead nowhere ...
| Original Score: 2/5
While it builds palpable tension early on, No One Lives de-evolves into a generic torture porn gorefest in its second half, becoming increasingly absurd as it does so
| Original Score: 2.5/5