Anna and the Apocalypse Reviews

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February 21, 2020
The one bright spot is the spirited cast, whose genuine good cheer ameliorates the obnoxious self-reflexivity of the writing and direction.
May 23, 2019
High school problems? Zombies? Music? Too much! Hallow characters go off the wall; engaging in senseless violence, shattering the decent 20 minute setup. I liked 2 songs.
January 8, 2019
It's a shame that conceit doesn't get moving a little faster, because the first half hour of the film is dead weight.
January 4, 2019
Sadly, much like the gait of the undead, the anodyne quality of the music gives the film a lurching, lifeless quality.
December 30, 2018
For a while, the idea works-until things go dark, with unfortunate results for both the characters and the audience.
December 28, 2018
Anna and the Apocalypse ends up lacking the requisite bite to really make it fly as that quirky leftfield offering it so badly wants to be.
December 21, 2018
It's a gory zom-com - with songs. Lots of songs. More songs than zombies. Too many songs, really.
December 14, 2018
The homage to Edgar Wright's film, is the only moment in this film where the work is at the height of its premise. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 14, 2018
... features some moments of inspired mischief and quirky genre twists, although the satire falls flat and the musical numbers aren't especially memorable.
December 13, 2018
ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE is no doubt a crowd-pleaser that wears its heart on its bloody sleeve. That's fine and well, but a Christmas-zombie-musical has got to have a reason for its existence other than, "Well, this sounds fun!"
December 12, 2018
The whole movie would be a hell of a lot more enjoyable if more of the gags landed.
December 8, 2018
Anna goes a long way on the strength of its young cast, and will appeal to those looking for a Christmas/zombie crossover, but it doesn't make good enough use of its braaains.
December 7, 2018
If Shaun of the Dead were set at Xmastime and had song and dance, it would be a much better movie than Anna and the Apocalypse. The cast, however, is quite good.
December 7, 2018
What's not to like about a zombie Christmas musical set in Scotland? More than you would imagine, as it turns out.
December 6, 2018
Anna and the Apocalypse is a gimmicky comedy that at least has two jokes. The punch line to both of those jokes is the same, but you have to take what you can get...
December 5, 2018
A zombie musical comedy set at Christmas should be a can't miss. But this one isn't scary or funny; its characters are one-note, and the whole shebang - blah songs included - is emotionally flat.
December 4, 2018
It's all good fun, and Ella Hunt is charismatic as the eponymous heroine. But too often, especially towards the end, it leans too far into the realm of rough student film.
December 1, 2018
Some fun moments aside, as a whole, Anna and the Apocalypse just feels like one big missed opportunity.
November 30, 2018
Anna and the Apocalypse does have its singular moments. On the whole, though, I'd say don't bite.
November 30, 2018
The use of zombies as a coming-of-age metaphor is promising but ineffectively exploited and the gore is about as effective at disguising the film's overall dullness as a tacky bit of tinsel on a fake Christmas tree.
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