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John Dies at the End Reviews

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August 24, 2015
Rare is the flick that wedges this many genres into one frame, and so well.
November 25, 2013
This is a gloriously gonzo trip packed with enough odd narrative tangents to fill half a dozen features. While not always successful, this energetic mash-up so genuinely wants to entertain that it's hard not to be won over by its barrage of absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 28, 2013
The saving grace of John Dies at the End is undoubtedly its manic storytelling: the energy and pacing of scenes give the movie the impression of being told on the spot (which is of course what the framing device intends).
April 14, 2013
stands up to repeat viewings, and offers new insights each and every time
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 18, 2013
It is refreshing that Coscarelli is willing to offer viewers something that at least tries to take the rules of cinema into new directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 17, 2013
Gonzo freakiness in such doses that cult status is practically ensured.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2013
I stopped taking notes when the woman disintegrated into a ball of writhing snakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 14, 2013
Despite its astronomical body count, John Dies at the End never takes itself too seriously, and neither should you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 13, 2013
Something so weird and off the beaten track that it's kind of wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 9, 2013
I'm not saying this film will make more sense if you're high. But it will make more sense if you're high.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 8, 2013
Director Don Coscarelli isn't especially smooth or coherent, and he leans on weird for weird's sake.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 7, 2013
How can a single movie contain all this awesome craziness?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 7, 2013
It's like a series of blackout sketches, some of which are entertaining. But mostly, it's a mess.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 6, 2013
When is a phone call from your dead friend more than just bizarre? When it's made on a hot dog. It's a hopeless mess. But, at least, for its first half, a very entertaining mess.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 22, 2013
John Dies at the End is really freaking weird. It's along the lines of Quentin Dupieux's Rubber, but really pushes the boundaries of absurdity. Just remember that you don't choose the soy sauce. The soy sauce chooses you.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
February 22, 2013
A confusing plot to begin with, the adaptation of the novel is a certified mess, attempting to provide blow-by-blow illustrations of scenes from the source book, and lifting most of the narration and dialogue verbatim.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 22, 2013
Coscarelli's visual imagination is still capable of making you sit up and take notice
Full Review | Original Score: B plus
February 21, 2013
[It] eventually finds its own rhythm and meaningful chaos.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 21, 2013
...a hilarious and occasionally icky story that should hit the sweet spot for people who like twisted movies and are fed up with the Hollywood assembly line.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 21, 2013
With Coscarelli's kinetic camerawork and drugged-out, comic-book visuals, even the most confounding explanations are made palatable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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