The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 5, 2010
Obey the skeleton. Forget all about Mesa of Lost Women. This is the one you've been looking for.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Everything is just half-hearted in spite of the entertainment value.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
A bland inside joke for genre aficionados.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
July 16, 2004
Watching campy movies can be almost as funny as as watching a well-written comedy. However, watching a movie that intentionally mimics bad filmmaking is excruciating.
| Original Score: D
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 30, 2004
It sounds like a marvelous idea... until you actually watch the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Cornelius
June 25, 2004
No, Cadavra isn't for everyone, but what a great gift to fans of drive-in flicks the world over.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 18, 2004
Blamire tires to re-create [Ed] Wood's stilted dialogue, but just because Wood was bad, it doesn't mean this is an easy job.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Nayman
April 9, 2004
In a way, this failure is a product of its success: so adept is Blamire's backhanded homage that it results in a film every bit as gruelling as its antecedents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Marc Mohan
April 9, 2004
An affectionate, amusing tribute to the Ed Wood-style, no-budget science fiction films of the 1950s.
Top Critic
Michael Booth
Denver Post
April 9, 2004
It's all great fun, and Blamire has at least as promising a future as all this nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
April 7, 2004
It's campy, bad, and fun. Unfortunately, "bad" isn't always good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
April 1, 2004
Since there's no shortage of enjoyably bad movies out there, why settle for processed cheese when there's real cheddar to be devoured?
Full Review | Original Score: C
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 30, 2004
When such amazing artifacts of genuine 1950s ineptitude as 'Robot Monster' are available on DVD, it's hard to imagine why anyone would prefer this ersatz cult readymade...
| Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 17, 2004
[The] slavish devotion to the shlock of the '50s that prevents the movie from ever becoming anything more than a bizarre curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 17, 2004
There are only so many jabs you can take at B-movie genre tropes before you run out of gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
March 13, 2004
Some judicious editing would make a huge improvement, however, because even at 90 minutes, it feels like Blamire's stretching the joke a bit thin.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
March 12, 2004
Very clever and very daffy, and it will remind you how delicious trash cinema can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 12, 2004
A little too true to it sources and ends up reminding you just how boring inept acting, editing and story-telling can be.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
March 12, 2004
It's not really cheese, it's Velveeta. As many who have tried have learned, midnight movies can not be manufactured, they must be discovered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 12, 2004
Has been made by people who are trying to be bad, which by definition reveals that they are playing beneath their ability.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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