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.
Top Critic
December 7, 2018
If you're looking for polish or sophistication from "Anna And The Apocalypse," you're chomping on the wrong neck. But the songs are bouncy, the performances fresh and the gore happily not in any way related to real life. You got to love that.
December 7, 2018
Show tunes meet Shaun of the Dead in the delightfully gruesome Scottish horror-musical Anna and the Apocalypse.
December 5, 2018
Even if all these disparate genre elements don't always come together, the film exudes a sense of zaniness and breeziness that make it easy to watch.
December 4, 2018
"Anna and the Apocalypse" tries too hard to do too much, but this multigenre hybrid has more than enough good cheer to get viewers through another holiday season on this troubled planet.
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 4, 2018
"Anna," though short, runs out of ideas - but not of fake blood - long before its ending. Nice spurting, though.
December 4, 2018
It just about gets away with it, coasting on cheerfully gruesome zombie kills and some decent jokes...
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 songs are as infectious as the corpses that walk the earth to satisfy their hunger for flesh, and the dances are as frenzied as the living people desperately trying to save their hides.
November 30, 2018
Here's the holiday musical you're looking for - if, say, you like a splash of gore and a parade of flesh-eating zombies between musical numbers. Eat your heart out, Mary Poppins!
November 30, 2018
One of those rare horror movies to leave you with good holiday cheer.
Top Critic
November 29, 2018
Conspicuously short of the mark.
November 29, 2018
If you don't think the undead mix well with musical numbers and gaudy Yuletide decor, Anna might be the movie to change your mind.
November 29, 2018
Like some features that originated as short movies, "Anna and the Apocalypse" never earns its longer running time.
November 28, 2018
"Anna and the Apocalypse" draws from generic formulas but feels completely fresh. It's a blast, and the perfect antidote to sickly sweet holiday fare - this one's got some bite.
November 28, 2018
The result is a novelty item without much in the way of novelty, at least for anyone old enough to recognise the sources.
November 28, 2018
There are better zombie films and better musicals, and perhaps they work best apart for a reason.
November 28, 2018
This schlocky horror picture show combines a zesty young cast with an infectious comic energy.
November 27, 2018
If it was popular in the horror/teen/musical canon, it's here. That's not to say McPhail doesn't impress with his technical execution.
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