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Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Packed with hot women, a ninja-like character and zombies, it's the kind of movie a 15-year-old would make with a limitless budget and little concern for ratings. Good thing he knows how to make an incredibly fun movie.

Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files | Original Score: 7.5/10

September 18, 2013
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

A first-rate homage to the schlocky, sleazy B-movies of decades past.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: B+

January 23, 2013
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

Planet Terror makes bad movies look good, and that's absolutely a compliment.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 4/5

November 3, 2012
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Deduces that the nudging awareness and recreation of a genre's tropes is enough

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Some people call this a guilty pleasure %u2013 a silly expression that has been adopted by serious minded critics who apologise for liking overtly commercial movies

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 1, 2008
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Too ugly conceptually to be any fun.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

February 14, 2008
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Geysers of blood, insinuating camera angles and an extremely playful editing style add to the mayhem, keeping us gasping in horror and laughing at the gleeful excesses on screen.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

November 9, 2007
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Exciting, sexy, gory - in a good way - and frequently laugh-out-loud funny, Rodriguez's zombie exploitation flick is the most fun you'll have in the cinema all year.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 5/5

November 9, 2007
Anthony Quinn
Independent

Won't make any friends outside of B-movie aficionados, and even they might tire of laughing at all the cheapo gore being thrown around.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

November 9, 2007
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Dire and dunderheaded.

Full Review Source: Financial Times

November 9, 2007
Andrew Pulver
Guardian [UK]

McGowan is a suitably slinky presence as the lead avenger with a machine gun for a leg; blood and pus regularly fill the screen as Rodriguez lets rip with gleeful abandon.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

November 9, 2007

Sun Online

Only watch if you have an offbeat sense of humour.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/5

November 9, 2007
Kevin Maher
Times [UK]

A loving testament to exploitation horror cinema and a moronic sop to a certain generation of male film fans' obsession with breasts, guns and gore.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

November 9, 2007
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Insanely violent, ludicrously gory and probably as much fun as you'll have in a cinema this year.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]

November 9, 2007
Ben Cobb
Film4

Following Tarantino's Death Proof, Rodriguez throws his hat into the Grindhouse ring and comes out the clear winner. Impossible not to be charmed by its gross-out effects, bad dialogue and amputee action.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

November 9, 2007

Gloopy and outrageous, this schlock horror tribute is pure trash... in the best possible sense.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 3/5

November 9, 2007
Matthew Leyland
Total Film

A bona fide trash pastiche. So good it's bad, then? Almost, but the panache and playfulness machine-gun most of the shortcomings. DVD suppliers! Can we have the two films plus trailers in one now, please?

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

November 9, 2007
Ben Walters
Time Out
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Aficionados will appreciate the po-faced wordplay and self-consciously gnarled-up aesthetic (missing reels, bad syncing, etc) as much as the fleshy centrepieces and gross-out grace notes. Others will struggle to find much appeal.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/6

November 9, 2007
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine

While this is the Grindhouse film that suffers most from being presented solo, it's still the most fun. Watch with beer in hand and tongue in cheek for optimal effect.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

November 8, 2007
Monisha Rajesh
Little White Lies

If somebody chewed your head off, would you at least forget this mess?

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 1/5

November 7, 2007
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