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The Revenant (2012)

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Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 4

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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This breakout horror comedy centers around a fallen soldier who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. Bart Gregory (Anders) has just recently been laid to rest - so why is he still up and walking around? The only person Bart can turn to for answers is his best friend Joey (Wylde), and before long the two pals have surmised that blood is life. In order to survive, Bart requires a steady supply of it. Convinced that no one will miss the drug dealers and killers who have

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Sep 18, 2012

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Ultra-gory horror comedy squanders its intriguing premise of crime-stopping vigilante zombies with its uneven execution.

August 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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It's not hard to imagine this becoming a cult favorite.

August 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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About 30 minutes too long and somewhat clumsily executed, this zombie's-eye-view story still manages to evoke the comic and splattery spirit of the best '80s cult horror flicks.

August 24, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post
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This small sleeper delivers a surprising number of pleasingly putrid punch lines.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Its anti-war sentiments are trafficked in like a subterfuge that blows up with unexpected force.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: NPR
NPR
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By the middle of the second hour, you'll be wishing a zombie would just chomp off your head to end the pain.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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one of the more unique approaches to such a story

October 6, 2012 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

The Revenant is a refreshing spin on the vampire/zombie genre and a true hidden gem.

October 5, 2012 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
IGN DVD

The Revenant is full of life and displays magnificent story telling from both a writing and directorial sense. It is one of the smarter horror comedies created in the past few years and well worth a watch.

September 14, 2012 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

It's the best successor to Cemetery Man out there, for sure (much better than Dylan Dog!).

September 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Horror.com
Horror.com

Ghoulishly repetitive and gore-laden, it's a flimsy fright farce that eventually becomes the walking dud.

September 3, 2012 Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate
SSG Syndicate

A bit of a mess, but it's a consistently fun one, and that's more than most horror/comedies can say.

August 28, 2012 Full Review Source: FEARnet
FEARnet

[VIDEO ESSAY] Made in 2009, "The Revenant" finally finds its way to the big screen with a resounding thud.

August 26, 2012 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
ColeSmithey.com

What starts as funny and engaging winds up plodding and unfocused by the end.

August 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Comments (2)
Las Vegas Weekly

The film is a solid 15 minutes longer than it really needs to be and more annoying, The Revenant feels as though it longs to be an American riff on Shaun of the Dead.

August 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

The Revenant is legitimately funny, inventive, and just plain cool.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Already a genre festival favorite, this dark comedy, in which a soldier killed in Iraq comes back from the grave a blood-drinking zombie, will appeal to horror fans looking for something a little different, but may have trouble crossing over.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

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I am so happy to have seen this! This was the best film I saw at Toronto After Dark. For all those out there that are sick to bloody death (heh) of romantic touchy-feely vampire movies (whose titles rhyme with "skylight"), this is the film for you. A guy who wakes up on the night of his funeral to find that he's some sort of articulate zombie and makes his way back to his best friend's house. From there the pair piece together thier situation and do thier best to keep Bart "alive". Chris Wylde and david Anders have such great onscreen chemistry and it's very easy to believe that they're old friends. The effects are great, the jokes land squarely and the premise itself is wonderful. My only complaint might be that it stops being a comedy at one point, becomes full-on horror and never really comes back from the dark side. The very ending is pretty funny though, and I really can't wait to see this again when it comes out in theatres. I really really hope it gets a theatrical release. This is sure to become a cult hit.
September 21, 2009
MidnightMadwoman

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A wildly uneven movie that works for the most part, with some really well pulled gags and others which are just a big miss. Worth a shot.
October 30, 2012
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Francisco Godinho

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    1. Joey: Bart, you're clearly not Bigfoot. You're way too short, you're not covered in hair, and your feet are too small.
    – Submitted by Frances H (20 months ago)
    1. Joey: Is he dead... dead dead?
    – Submitted by Frances H (20 months ago)
    1. Joey: He smells dead, at lest.
    – Submitted by Frances H (20 months ago)
    1. Bart Gregory: I'm decomposing.
    – Submitted by Frances H (20 months ago)
    1. Mathilda: Heaven's just a Christian's recruiting tactic.
    – Submitted by Frances H (20 months ago)
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