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I Sell the Dead Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 17, 2009
The budget was clearly minuscule, but writer/director Glenn McQuaid's deft dialogue, strong characters and clever plotting attracted some impressive acting talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 27, 2009
If it's not actually a good movie, on some level you have to admire the chutzpah of a film set in 1850s Ireland but shot on Staten Island.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
August 14, 2009
The worst fault visually, probably intended as a charm against the spell of low-budget-itis, is relentless darkness. Pervasive shadows in most shots do not evoke atmosphere, but eye strain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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August 10, 2009
Its wit and style, however, are thoroughly modern, as is a hilarious ending that leaves the sequel door wide open. And why not?
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
August 7, 2009
Droll perfs, diverting f/x and handsome B-pic atmospherics ensure a good time for horror fans with a memory past last weekend's slasher remake.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 7, 2009
Genre fans will definitely get off on I Sell the Dead, but outsiders might be less enthusiastic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 7, 2009
Low-budget, grubby and gleeful, but with a nice sense of style and apparently an endless supply of dry ice. Points deducted, though, for a too-easy alien-corpse joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 7, 2009
Movie fans of all kinds will appreciate a film that knows the differences among 'terror,' 'terrible' and 'terribly good fun.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
August 7, 2009
A fine pair of grave robbers, (director) Mr. McQuaid and (producer) Mr. Fessenden plunder freely from the movie crypt, unearthing other chomping, glowing mysteries and monstrosities.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
August 6, 2009
The movie goes out on a high, but until then, it plays almost like the pilot for a TV series. But it would be a good TV series.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice
August 4, 2009
It's rather hard for anyone who has ever chanced upon a Poe anthology on cable and only lasted through one or two cheeky tales.
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Chris Barsanti
Hollywood Reporter
July 29, 2009
Glenn McQuaid's microbudgeted debut is a jauntily gothic period spook story.