From Dusk Till Dawn - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

From Dusk Till Dawn Reviews

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Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
From Dusk Till Dawn will be a real disappointment for most Tarantino fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
From Dusk Till Dawn was probably spawned from an all night bender during which Tarantino and Rodriguez thought it would be fun to see if they could make a deliberately lame movie with someone else's money.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 25, 2001
The characters were as empty as the story.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeremiah Kipp
ToxicUniverse.com
January 27, 2002
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The movie, which treats you with contempt for even watching it, is a monument to its own lack of imagination.
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The picture shows what happens when a writer (Tarantino) and a director (Rodriguez) come together and reinforce each other's worst tendencies and misconceptions.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
I don't mean to dismiss his films, which I enjoy, or cast aspersions on his character, but I've got to admit -- when Tarantino plays his own sordid parts, he gives me the creeps.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 19, 2014
These bad-boy auteurs will have to discover some new ideas if they don't want to end up as terminally soulless as the monsters who stalk their movie.
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
The filmmakers' references, their winks and nods to the audience, are far more diverting than the picture itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Fans of the genre will like it, especially in the no-holds barred second half. Others are advised to avoid this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The film is so flamboyantly gory and disgusting, so vulgar and in-your-face obnoxious, with so many offensive subplots and wacked-out elements that you may give up long before you need to reach for your second headache tablet.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Andy Seiler
USA Today
January 1, 2000
As the bloodsuckers attack our 'heroes' again and again, you feel like you're watching a video game -- from dusk to dawn.
| Original Score: 2/4
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
A drop-dead-erotic scene a seduction dance by the bar's featured performer, Santanico Pandemonium ... is one of the two reasons to see this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Rodriguez demonstrates his talents more clearly than ever -- he's visually inventive, quick-witted and a fabulous editor -- while still hampering himself with sophomoric material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
November 18, 2008
A tired, humorless pastiche of various exploitation genres that is not the least bit imaginative in its campy deconstruction of conventions.
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
April 17, 2009
It is a shame to see so much good talent giving such low-yield results.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
It's great fun, but certainly not great art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 28, 2006
Like a Cheesecake Blizzard: It's a pulpy mess loaded with empty calories, but it's so divine that once you start, you can't help but shovel it into your mouth until the last drop, brain freeze and diet be damned.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
April 14, 2003
Ask yourself "am I the kind of person who finds topless vampire strippers a source of constant amusement?" Only those who answer an enthusiastic "YES!" need apply.
| Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
Mail & Guardian
January 1, 2000
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