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Club Dread Reviews

March 1, 2004
Read More | Original Score: D
March 1, 2004
In these sensitive, politically correct times, I thought it was refreshing to see a comedy troupe that's perfectly willing to fill the screen with exposed flesh and buckets of blood, in the name of cheap but legitimate laughs.
February 27, 2004
The film still may be too bloody and crass for some, and it's by no means hilarious, but all things considered, Club Dread lives up to expectations, which were never really that high to begin with.
February 27, 2004
About as funny as malaria.
February 27, 2004
Stunningly unfunny.
February 27, 2004
Club Dread is just stupid, period.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 27, 2004
A shabby attempt at mixing elements of a teen slasher flick with the lowbrow laughs of a teen sex romp. Neither one adds up to the sum of its whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 27, 2004
Doesn't quite capture the devil-may-care feel of a sex comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 27, 2004
This is the first movie in years to challenge Ed Wood's Plan Nine From Outer Space for the title 'worst movie ever.'
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
February 27, 2004
Most of the movie is just blood and bodies, some of the dead, some of them topless, and none of them interesting.
February 27, 2004
Unencumbered by logic or narrative cohesion, the freewheeling lunacy of Club Dread sits squarely in the guilty pleasure zone.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 27, 2004
There will be better movies playing in the same theater, even if it is a duplex, but on the other hand there is something to be said for goofiness without apology by broken lizards who just wanna have fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 27, 2004
Pure dumb fun.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 27, 2004
A splatter of scenes that relocate the funny-bone in the lower anatomical regions -- sometimes hitting the mark, occasionally a glancing blow, often missing completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 27, 2004
If Project Greenlight ever awarded a movie-making contract to a group of drunken frat boys, it might look something like Broken Lizard's Club Dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 27, 2004
A bumptious splatter farce that manages to improve from awful to moderately engaging as its cast is winnowed down to the five guys themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 26, 2004
We realize it's a spoof of bad movies. But does a satire of bad movies need to be bad, too?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 26, 2004
If the group strikes gold at the box office with its new picture, Broken Lizard's Club Dread, it will be more for the seemingly surefire combination of extreme violence and extreme raunch rather than for anything resembling comic inspiration.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
February 26, 2004
It's like spending the evening with a drunken, stoned bore who thinks he's funny by shouting 'Boo!' constantly.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
February 26, 2004
A disappointingly routine horror movie spoof that follows the well-worn path of the Scream and Scary Movie franchises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 26, 2004
There's the inevitable hit-and-miss aspect that goes with the territory, but there's also sufficient character-driven kookiness to propel it all agreeably along.
February 26, 2004
The jokes don't always work, and some of the scares are weak. But Club Dread is a comedy that tries to be scary, and much of the time succeeds at both.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 26, 2004
Like the guests who party hardy on Pleasure Island -- a Caribbean resort lorded over by a brain-fried Jimmy Buffett-type -- the writers must have been too blotto to bother with, like, jokes.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 26, 2004
Hackneyed premise, recycled jokes.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 26, 2004
Director Jay Chandrasekhar is a master forger of images and situations from horror movies past, but unlike Wes Craven did in Scream, he doesn't build on them in any way, and the result is the opposite of what's intended; the movie is stultifying.
February 26, 2004
Outrageous comedy isn't meant to be this safe.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 25, 2004
A few gags are brilliantly staged, but most have a smug, collegiate take-it-or- leave-it quality that makes full-on belly laughter feel optional.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 24, 2004
As relaxed and fun-loving as its characters.