Juan of the Dead 2012

Juan of the Dead

Critics Consensus

Filled with wild splatter slapstick, Juan of the Dead also deftly uses its zombie premise as an undead Trojan horse for insightful political commentary.

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When the dead rise and attack the living, Juan starts a zombie-killing business, until he has to save his small band from being eaten.

Cast & Crew

Antonio Dechent
Father Jones
Luis Alberto Garcia
Padre
Andros Perugorría
Vladi California
Alejandro Brugués
Director
Alejandro Brugués
Screenwriter
Inti Herrera
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Gervasio Iglesias
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Claudia Calviño
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Carles Gusi
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Derubín Jácome
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Critic Reviews for Juan of the Dead

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (4)

  • This wacky zombie comedy exploits to the full this genre's juicy potential for satire: a more solemn kind of movie maybe couldn't get away with being quite as irreverent about the Castro government.

    May 3, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Rum zombie flick blends hit-and-miss buddy comedy with slyly subversive political commentary.

    May 3, 2012 | Rating: 3/5
  • The 'Evil Dead' and Romero nods are fun, but characters appear for no reason and are bumped off without warning; there's just not enough flesh on these funny bones.

    May 3, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

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    March 16, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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  • As a zombie picture, Juan of the Dead is merely OK. But as a satirical comedy of life in Cuba under Castro, it totally kills - and keeps coming back for more.

    March 8, 2012 | Rating: 3/4
  • I'm a sucker for zombie movies, and well-made horror comedies. This movie was made for a guy like me.

    April 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Juan of the Dead

  • Aug 02, 2017
    Remember Shawn of the Dead? Of course you do, you zombie film enthusiast you, and so did the makers of this Cuban export that freely cribs all that it can from that seminal work. And they nearly get it. Missed it by that much. Still, a zombie parody film, only there's not a scare in the whole thing. Not one. Just guys running around and killing zombies, making with the snappy repartee (in Spanish, natch) but with hardly a single threat. The monsters might've been mannequins for all their danger.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 19, 2013
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  • May 26, 2013
    A Cuban parody of Shaun of the Dead. I like the TV series, "The Walking Dead" but this movie didn't make me laugh.
    Ida K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2012
    As a Cuban version of 'Shaun of the Dead' this has a lot to compete with and if it doesn't hit the heights of that horror-comedy classic (or for that matter 'Zombieland') there is still a lot to enjoy here. The main group of 'heroes' are a lot less likeable than their British and American counterparts but the film makes it clear that life in Cuba under Castro's regime has hardened these people and sentimentality and compassion for your fellow man is a thing of the past. The fact that by the end of the film the main character has found his heart is perhaps predictable but still satisyfing. Laugh out loud moments include Juan's best friend and his haphazard way of firing his harpoon gun at the wrong moments, a bodybuilder who keeps fainting at the sight of blood so has to wear a blindfold when fighting and a novel way of decapitation that I imagine is similar to the way people produce crop-circles!
    David S Super Reviewer

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