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Juan of the Dead Reviews

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Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
May 3, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 3, 2012
[C]learly wants to invoke motifs of revolution rocking the status quo and of how people cope under the most extreme expressions of communist... but the humor falls flat -- waaaay flat -- for anyone not Cuban, or not at least familiar with life in Cuba...
Philip French
Observer (UK)
May 5, 2012
A familiar horror spoof that rather overstays its welcome.
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
May 3, 2012
It's probably best enjoyed while drunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
September 13, 2012
Sure, some of the socialist humor and Cuban culture may be lost on American viewers, but the film is still a ton of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
August 28, 2012
The story is a bit choppy from the middle to the end. But, hardcore zombie fans can be very forgiving. And, for them, "Juan of the Dead" might just be worth the time. The ending is clever and upbeat. Not too bad.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2012
A very broad and exceedingly splattery mash-up of horror, comedy, and mild social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
May 3, 2012
Rum zombie flick blends hit-and-miss buddy comedy with slyly subversive political commentary.
| Original Score: 3/5
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
September 1, 2012
This zombie revolucion takes aim at our funny bone and the damage done by the Castro regime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
July 19, 2012
A little too slight to fill out a feature-length run time, yet it's spunky enough to entertain and occasionally horrify, though it's not always the zombies that induce the most revulsion.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Allan Hunter
The List
May 4, 2012
Juan of The Dead is rough and ready, the effects are a little shoddy, the comedy is broad and sometimes homophobic but there are just enough whimsical moments and deadpan hilarity to make it worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 12, 2013
A silly and occasionally creepy zombie movie, but one that also dares to have a brain...
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
May 2, 2012
It's good day-glo fun with a satirical edge whose playfulness never allows proceedings to get too earnest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
May 5, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
March 8, 2012
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
April 29, 2012
If it's not too late in the day for yet another zombie movie, this has enough small pleasures - especially in the lead characterisations - to make it a worthwhile watch for a) Cuban exiles and b) long-term zombie completists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
May 3, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louis Proyect
April 26, 2013
Not only is this movie funnier than "Shawn of the Dead", its obvious inspiration, it is proof that Cuba is not a totalitarian dungeon.
Top Critic

Miami Herald
March 16, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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