Juan of the Dead Reviews

November 10, 2020
Juan of the Dead is a huge laugh at the Cuban revolution.
April 1, 2020
I'm a sucker for zombie movies, and well-made horror comedies. This movie was made for a guy like me.
January 8, 2019
The visually arresting bleached browns of Havana form a perfect backdrop for the liberal dousing of blood and severed limbs, whilst the plethora of set-piece deaths appear fresh in their originality.
November 6, 2017
Polished and heartfelt, Juan brings a new voice in genre filmmaking from a land hamstrung by politics for decades.
November 12, 2013
A silly and occasionally creepy zombie movie, but one that also dares to have a brain...
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.
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.
September 1, 2012
This zombie revolucion takes aim at our funny bone and the damage done by the Castro regime.
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.
August 28, 2012
A very broad and exceedingly splattery mash-up of horror, comedy, and mild social commentary.
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.
May 5, 2012
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.
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.
May 3, 2012
Rum zombie flick blends hit-and-miss buddy comedy with slyly subversive political commentary.
May 2, 2012
It's good day-glo fun with a satirical edge whose playfulness never allows proceedings to get too earnest.
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.
Top Critic
March 16, 2012
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.