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Night of the Comet Reviews

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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead
January 8, 2016
I think it's the film's ability to embrace its own zaniness that has cemented Night of the Comet's legacy in modern horror as by far one of the most inventive cult classics to have been spawned during the 80's.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
November 18, 2014
The irreverence at the perceived end of the world constitutes Night of the Comet's biggest selling point: borrowing some of the cheekiness that George A. Romero used so well, and making it the main dish rather than the garnish.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014
There's no question Night of the Comet was made in the 1980s, and that's a positive for people who have enjoyed similarly silly sci-fi flicks like Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Creeps and other delightfully airy efforts from that decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 6, 2014
When most of the people of the Earth are dehydrated into pink dust, will girls still just want to have fun? 'Night of the Comet' answers that question in the affirmative, with a flourish of candy colors, short skirts, MTV beats & 'teenage comet zombies.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve
November 19, 2013
It feels like an homage to everything, as its likable heroines slowly wander through a movie wasteland filled with familiar landmarks
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 4, 2013
Night of the Comet is that rare movie that's effective as both a science-fiction movie and a parody of a science-fiction movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 12, 2013
A superb apocalyptic tale that's surpassed its decade trappings.
Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine
August 31, 2010
What really makes Night Of The Comet such a joy isn't the nostalgia rush it provides, but the two central characters. These girls just get on with it, dealing with the apocalypse with resourcefulness, crackerjack wit, and machine guns.
Fernando F. Croce
March 14, 2010
An ingenious, rather enchanting Reagan-era museum piece
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Variety Staff
June 6, 2007
A successful pastiche of numerous science fiction films, executed with an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek flair that compensates for its absence in originality.

TV Guide
June 6, 2007
A terrifically witty, refreshingly unpretentious science-fiction film with the least likely and most likable heroines in memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
March 13, 2007
his endearingly hokey low-budget B-movie comes with a high nostalgia factor from the Reagan era
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Spence D.
IGN Movies
December 17, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
November 5, 2004
Excellent and tasty B-movie psuedo-zombie goodness.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 13, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003
A glorious B-movie that requires a certain amount of appreciation of the genre if you're really going to enjoy it.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A good-natured, end-of- the-world B-movie, written and directed by Thom Eberhardt, a new film maker whose sense of humor augments rather than upstages the mechanics of the melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
March 18, 2003
Campy end of the world movie. Funny in places, but I'd rather see a serious "comet" movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
November 4, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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