Burying the Ex Reviews

February 28, 2019
Populated by stock types, the story is backed by little in the way of characterisation, and missing is a necessary campiness to complement the aesthetic.
April 14, 2017
Even though Burying the Ex shambles through the motions like an actual zombie, it inherently has a good spirit and is trying so desperately to entertain. And that's more than can say about a lot of other horror films...
March 2, 2017
...one can't help but wonder what drew folks like Yelchin and Dante to such substandard, subpar material.
February 22, 2016
A modest return-to-form [for Joe Dante].
August 3, 2015
"Burying the Ex" may not be a breakthrough along the lines of "Gremlins," but it is a cheerily macabre lark and a welcome fresh entry to Dante's oeuvre.
July 17, 2015
Joe Dante has gifted the world great cinematic treats, such as creature feature Gremlins, sci-fi comedy adventure Innerspace, and the love letter to the cinema, Matinee. Alas, Burying the Ex will not be thought of with such reverence in the future.
July 16, 2015
For Dante's reputation, it would be best that the movie should itself be buried without an identifying headstone.
July 1, 2015
First, the bad news. This is Joe Dante's worst film. There is no good news.
July 1, 2015
Despite some endearing performances and an amusing throwback vibe, the film runs predictably through a threadbare concept that isn't consistently funny or scary.
June 29, 2015
never reaches the levels of absurdist gross-out anti-rom-com comedy to which it clearly aspires
June 25, 2015
A Joe Dante movie I didn't like?!? Oh, well. It was bound to happen at least once.
June 22, 2015
...it does make for a pretty fun and crackling film.
June 19, 2015
I refuse to believe Burying The Ex is a Joe Dante production, as it's far too lifeless and drab. Sorry. I just don't buy it.
June 19, 2015
It's a lot of fun, and Dante's heart is palpably in it.
June 19, 2015
Coming from one of the great, unsung masters of satirical horror-comedy, Joe Dante, it's surprising that this otherwise likable movie is such a disappointment.
June 19, 2015
Pays its respect to the genre and is ideal for a drive-in experience where the popcorn butter flows like blood.
June 19, 2015
The cast is game but ultimately BURYING THE EX doesn't work as either a comedy or a horror flick.
June 19, 2015
Even masters have their off days ... and Dante's new picture, "Burying The Ex," seems to have been made over the course of quite a few of them.
June 19, 2015
Dante has always been at least as much of a comedian as a monster fan, and the film has plenty of gruesome dark humor about embalming fluid and rigor mortis.
June 19, 2015
The freedom of the director's best work is missing.