Dr. Phibes Rises Again Reviews

August 29, 2020
Made just a year after the original film, this immediate sequel is notably sillier, embracing the comedy components far more than the horror.
January 7, 2020
[Vincent] Price is priceless, virtually the last of the great histrionic school (Barrymore, Laughton et al) who can serve up a mound of ham on wry and manage to make it perfectly palatable.
September 26, 2018
"Dr. Phibes Rises Again" makes the usually dumb mistake of aspiring to be camp. Mysteriously, a lot of it works, probably because Robert Fuest, the director, knows just how long to hold an effect before it wilts.
September 26, 2018
The movie is so laced with self mockery that at times it borders on the farcical. All humor aside, the script and cast of Phibes do a phantastic job.
September 26, 2018
A lively, spirited sequel to The Abominable Dr Phibes, which misses the Se7en-like rigour of a plot structured around the Plagues of Egypt but still manages to come up with a succession of gruesome, black comic death scenes.
November 1, 2014
If you had never seen "The Abominable Dr. Phibes," this horror comedy would be much more appealing. The original is still the best.
March 26, 2009
Vincent Price, as Phibes, delivers one of his priceless theatric performances, and Quarry is a properly ruthless rival who nearly matches Phibes in knowledge and cunning.
July 23, 2008
With Phibes now nominally the hero, the audience is ... invited to identify and laugh along with him as he polishes off everyone in his way.
April 8, 2006
...falls prey to the familiar Curse of the Sequel -- it's a noticeably lesser, lazier work.
February 26, 2006
The bizarre murders devised are more repelling than scary or smartly done.
January 26, 2006
The same wasted opportunities with art deco sets, a scattering of pointless guest appearances, and only one death scene with balls. Pity it wasn't given to a director who could exploit the real possibilities.
August 29, 2003
March 11, 2003
December 24, 2002
December 1, 2002
A slightly campier reworking of the first film.
March 27, 2001
Sequel to the camp classic makes is a stylish, funny romp.