John Dies at the End Reviews

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March 15, 2013
I stopped taking notes when the woman disintegrated into a ball of writhing snakes.
March 14, 2013
Despite its astronomical body count, John Dies at the End never takes itself too seriously, and neither should you.
March 8, 2013
Director Don Coscarelli isn't especially smooth or coherent, and he leans on weird for weird's sake.
February 21, 2013
[It] eventually finds its own rhythm and meaningful chaos.
February 7, 2013
Nobody cares about John.
February 7, 2013
Salvador Dali meets George Romero. Say hello.
February 7, 2013
As with most fantasy films, the story is secondary to inventive images and speculative ideas. And more than most, this one adheres to its own logic in ways that are continually entertaining.
February 7, 2013
"John Dies at the End" dies closer to the beginning, before writer-director Don Coscarelli's adaptation of the book of the same name has reached minute 20.
February 7, 2013
What Coscarelli's achieved doesn't feel like an adaptation. It feels more like he seems he skimmed the source material, burned it, and then assembled a vague recollection on film after three days of untold indulgences.
February 1, 2013
"John Dies at the End" thinks it's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for dudes. But in its randomness, its vulgarity and its level of humor, it's more like the collected writings on the walls of a roadside men's room.
January 31, 2013
It zigs, zags and trips over its own feet and on its own home-brewed hallucinogens. It's a ridiculous, preposterous, sometimes maddening experience, but also kind of a blast.
January 31, 2013
A movie so brazenly off-kilter that I'm not entirely sure its title is even accurate.
January 29, 2013
The "wackiness" (scare quotes included) is mostly ceaseless and tiresome, from the ravenous zombie neo-Nazi that leads things off to the Galaxy Quest rejects that figure in the movie's annoyingly anticlimactic finale.
January 25, 2013
It's the ultimate in spoiler titles. And this stoner Ghostbusters, an altered state disguised as a movie, may also add up to a hot cult item if silliness doesn't sabotage the scares
January 24, 2013
What may be the most freewheeling and imaginative film of Coscarelli's checkered career, loaded with tripped-out mood and nicely balanced between humor, horror and an underlay of genuine sweetness.
January 24, 2013
John lives in a frisky otherworld of willful incoherence all its own.
January 24, 2013
John Dies at the End is joyously heterodox in its method, an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mlange of sci-fi, black comedy, and action, with disquieting body-horror sight gags that at times recall David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch.
January 24, 2013
A shaggy-dog story with restless leg syndrome.
January 24, 2013
When you're having great fun at a movie and suddenly you're not, where's the fun?
Top Critic
January 24, 2013
Once the colorful anecdotes sprawl out into an actual narrative, the film gets convoluted and loud, amplifying the weirdness without doing much to clarify it.
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