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The Devil's Rejects Reviews

February 9, 2006
The look and feel of this film is a total nightmare, and some of the most effective American mood-making in years.
September 26, 2005
It's an audacious piece of filmmaking, but after a while it grows exhausting to watch, particularly when it becomes clear that violence is going to lead to more violence without much story or conscience surfacing.
July 28, 2005
Indefensible on a moral level, Rob Zombie's perversely watchable follow-up to his much-reviled cult hit House of 1000 Corpses is loaded with filmmaking energy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2005
It has to be the sickest, the most twisted, the most deranged movie so far this year. And I'm giving it thumbs up because it's very good at what it wants to be.
July 22, 2005
The movie turns quickly into a somewhat clumsily handled chase structure, with no clear point or end.
July 22, 2005
If one is hip to the references (and, proudly or not, I am), it's amazing to see how precisely the metal-punk- turned-moviemaker Zombie channels the gleefully nihilistic tone and even the low-budget bleached-out quality of his disreputable inspirations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2005
Despite some giddy humor and a soundtrack of '70s Top-40 hits, this is 'entertainment' for sociopaths, occasionally effective but impossible to recommend with a clear conscience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 22, 2005
The first 15 minutes and last half hour are terrific, and the stunningly violent middle part is only a partial waste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2005
The Devil's Rejects doesn't just deserve to be rejected, but to be buried in a hole so dank that no one will discover it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
July 22, 2005
Hear this futile plea: Look in the mirror, Zombie. Show some class. Making people sick is no way to make a name for yourself. Even a fake name.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
July 22, 2005
Zombie looks beyond the horror genre for influence and creates a film that doesn't exactly shatter expectations but at least sidesteps them with some degree of verve.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 22, 2005
Despite its nearly nonstop torrent of gore, The Devil's Rejects is not really a horror film. It's a compendium of tributes and references to horror films of the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 22, 2005
This is a perfect B-movie, full of wicked dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 22, 2005
The movie features some of the ugliest people and most disgusting behavior this side of I Spit on Your Grave.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 22, 2005
If we're supposed to hang out with these creeps in order, eventually, to like them, well, we don't.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 22, 2005
Rob Zombie proves he's a filmmaker to be taken seriously -- or at least not to be considered a total joke -- but he still hasn't figured out how to fashion something more than the sum of his enthusiasms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 21, 2005
Crass, vacuous exercise in grind-house stylistics.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 21, 2005
A little of this will go a long way, and besides, who wants to see someone torturing Three's Company's Priscilla Barnes in a roach motel?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 21, 2005
For the right audience, this movie is the butt-kicking, dirt-talking, blood-spurting equivalent of beautiful music.
July 21, 2005
Irredeemable trash, plain and simple, gratuitously violent and sadistic and aimed at people who derive entertainment from watching other human beings suffer.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 21, 2005
Beyond the sheer creativity of Zombie's sick imagination, there's little pleasure to be found in a movie of this nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 21, 2005
It is possible to be repulsed by The Devil's Rejects while acknowledging it as an effective, high-quality piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 21, 2005
A kind of heedless zeal transforms its horrors. The movie is not merely disgusting, but has an attitude and a subversive sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 21, 2005
There is no anchor to this madness. The authorities are just as psychotic and sadistic as the villains. Everyone on TV is a polyester buffoon.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 21, 2005
The salt-baked, smoke-cured dialogue makes up for a lot, especially as it's delivered by such canny veterans as Lewis, Haig and Forsythe, who's savoring his meaty caricature of a bent lawman.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 21, 2005
It is grim, unrelenting and savage, and it is destined to become a genre classic. After seeing this one, you won't just lock your doors, you'll nail planks over your windows.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 21, 2005
While, to be fair, there's no sense that Zombie finds creating carnage to be zippy fun, it's also true that he's made his victims more vapid than their antihero executioners.
July 21, 2005
Offensively inhuman, uninspired and cruelly unoriginal.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
July 20, 2005
Zombie's characters are, to put it mildly, undeveloped.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 19, 2005
By rubbing your nose in this hillbilly mayhem, Zombie all but dares you to acknowledge your liberal elitism.
July 7, 2005
Pic is a brutal, punishing yet mordantly amusing work that far outpaces its predecessor in its grisly single-mindedness of vision.
July 7, 2005
Gets the cult midnight movie vibe down cold.