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A pulpy crime drama/vampire film hybrid, From Dusk Till Dawn is an uneven but often deliriously enjoyable B-movie. Read critic reviews

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On the run from a bank robbery that left several police officers dead, Seth Gecko (George Clooney) and his paranoid, loose-cannon brother, Richard (Quentin Tarantino), hightail it to the Mexican border. Kidnapping preacher Jacob Fuller (Harvey Keitel) and his kids, the criminals sneak across the border in the family's RV and hole up in a topless bar. Unfortunately, the bar also happens to be home base for a gang of vampires, and the brothers and their hostages have to fight their way out.

Cast & Crew

Harvey Keitel
Jacob Fuller
Cheech Marin
Border Guard, Chet Pussy, Carlos
Salma Hayek
Santanico Pandemonium
Marc Lawrence
Old Timer Hotel Owner
Michael Parks
Texas Ranger Earl McGraw
Kelly Preston
Newscaster Kelly Houge
Lawrence Bender
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Robert Rodriguez
Executive Producer
Quentin Tarantino
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Frank Beard
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Guillermo Navarro
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  • Sep 21, 2015
    From Dusk till Dawn is like The Devil's Rejects meets The Lost Boys, with the harshness of one and the goofiness of the other. Its a fun ride throughout and generally seems to have the right idea about making a film like this, don't take it seriously! With Rodgriguez at the helm it would've been hard to achieve a serious film anyway. Tarantino gives a surprisingly decent performance and isn't doomed to give the kind of acting that directors, singers and models usually give. Clooney steals the show completely and is fantastic as a relentlessly professional criminal/thief. This one really is NSFW, with profanity in almost every single sentence and themes of sexual violence, murder and general demonic possession throughout. The ending is one of the most fascinating play ons for a sequel I've seen in a film and slightly alters the tone from fun to actually quite creepy. Have yet to see the sequels. Recommended.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2013
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  • Jan 22, 2013
    You can't help but feel that writer Tarantino and director Robert Rodriguez accomplished exactly what they were trying to do with 'From Dusk Till Dawn'. A great B-movie picture, the film is filled with the violence and camp one would expect from such a movie in its final third. The problem is that there is no sense of cohesion or smooth transition between the two genres. The first half of the film feels like a gritty thriller filled with a great performance from Clooney, some well-written dialogue, and important character development. The second half is a blood-fueled mess of vampires and holy water that rarely allows any dialogue at all. It's messy, but you could say its a lot of fun. It's safe to say you won't really see another movie quite like 'From Dusk Till Dawn'.
    Kase V Super Reviewer
  • Nov 16, 2012
    The first hour plus is just like any other kidnapp film then at the end they go to a bar full of vampires, it was very entertaining from start to finish, It just felt like the didn't know how to end the film so they stuck vampires in it.
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